Defense Against Weapons Charges
You may have a right and even the correct permit, but you still can find yourself charged with a weapons violation and arrested. If this is the case, it is advisable to speak with an attorney because weapons charges can come with harsh penalties. Along with the possibility of fines up to $10,000 and five years in jail, there is the stigma of a criminal record with weapons charges, which can also affect future job prospects.
If you face a felony possession of a firearm or other weapons charges, you should contact the Cincinnati weapons defense attorneys who can knowledgeably discuss your options. At Arenstein & Gallagher, our lawyers have over 60 years of legal experience in criminal law and understand how to handle these types of legal issues in the courts. Whether you feel you have been unjustly charged, or think the charges do not fit the offense, we aggressively fight for your rights as gun owners and individuals.
Typical Weapons Charges We Handle
We have experience with a wide range of weapons charges, including:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Open carry of a firearm
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
- Weapons under disability
- Improper handling in a vehicle
Sentencing Can Be Severe
The list of dangerous or illegal weapons in Ohio includes certain types of handguns, sawed-off shotguns, automatic firearms, razors, billy clubs, nunchucks and brass knuckles. Even if the weapon was not used, prosecutors will also add weapons charges to other charges, such as assault or burglary, to increase penalties. With penalties increasing when the accused are repeat offenders, it is always best to fight individual weapons charges or those lumped in with other charges.
Facing Weapons Charges? Contact Us Today.
Facing criminal charges can be frightening and extremely stressful, particularly if you have never been charged with a crime before. Get the kind of legal defense that can help when you are facing felon in possession of a firearm or some other issue. Call our office in Cincinnati at 513-823-3012 or use the Contact page of our website.