Weapon Defense Lawyer in Marietta

Get 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. 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 that 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 defense attorney to protect your future.

Contact Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC today for a free initial consultation!

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