Weapons laws can be confusing. Even individuals who have valid permits to possess firearms can be charged with weapons violations in some situations. In some cases, people who had no intention of breaking the law are arrested.
Whether you unknowingly violated the law or intentionally committed a crime, your rights need to be protected. At The Law Office of Michael L. Roberts, LLC, I defend people charged with weapons crimes. I understand the serious consequences you will face if you are convicted. Please contact me today for a free consultation with a Joplin weapons charges attorney.
As a former police officer and prosecutor, I know that weapons cases are challenging, especially if they involve charges such as burglary. I will examine your case and try to find a good solution that minimizes penalties. I know how prosecutors think and how to negotiate favorable terms with them.
In Missouri, common weapons crimes include:
- Armed criminal action
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Unlawful use of a weapon
- Possession of a weapon while intoxicated
- Possession of a weapon on or near government property
- Discharging a firearm at a person or from a motor vehicle
- Defacing a firearm/removing the serial number
Conviction for these crimes may include loss of your right to carry firearms as well as a prison sentence and expensive fines.
Weapons charges are often used to enhance the penalties for other crimes. If you possessed or used a weapon during the commission of a crime, the penalties for that crime may be greatly increased. Even if you did not use the weapon to commit the crime, you may face longer prison sentences for carrying the weapon during the offense. It is critical that your lawyer understands how to argue for reduced charges or sentencing in these cases.
Contact A Neosho Unlawful Use Of A Weapon Defense Attorney
To schedule a free consultation, please call (417) 624-0700 or contact me online.