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Weapon Offenses

Marietta Weapon Offenses Attorney

Get Aggressive Representation for Firearm Charges

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. Don't take a chance when it comes to your future. Contact a Marietta criminal defense lawyer today!

Laws & Penalties for 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.

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