Weapon Defense Lawyer in Marietta
Retain Aggressive Representation Against Weapon Offenses
The state legislature has enacted numerous laws to regulate and restrict
the possession, ownership, use and sale of handguns, rifles, shotguns
and other weapons, and if you have been charged with a violation of any
of these statutes it is in your best interests to contact an experienced
attorney to defend your rights. The penalties for weapons offenses in
our state range from misdemeanors with up to one year in county jail to
serious felonies which can send you to state prison for several years.
Laws & Penalties of Gun Crimes in Georgia
Unlawful possession of firearms or weapons, described in Georgia Code §
16-11-123 (2012), is among the most common weapon violations in our state,
and it specifically applies to the possession of sawed-off shotguns, sawed-off
rifles, machine guns, dangerous weapons generally and gun silencers.
It is a felony which is punishable by up to five years in prison. You can
also be charged with a misdemeanor for discharging a firearm on another
person's property without permission (§ 16-11-104), or within
150 feet of a public highway or street (§ 16-11-103), as well as
for carrying a weapon without a license when you are legally prohibited
from doing so.
Defending You on Weapons Charges
When you come to
Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC for help with your case, you will have a team of former prosecutors on
your side, and can benefit from the fact that they have
more than 40 years of experience and a track record that includes thousands of cases. Make no mistake-being
charged with a gun crime is a serious matter, even in cases where no type
of violence was committed, or even threatened.
Beyond the penalties you could receive if convicted, you would also end
up with a criminal record which could negatively affect your prospects
for employment, and could additionally be prohibited from owning a weapon
in the future. It is essential that you obtain the proper legal defense
from a Marietta criminal attorney to protect your future.
Contact Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC today for a free initial consultation!