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Illegal Firearms & Weapons Possession

Firearms and Weapons Lawyer DC

The District of Columbia has some of the toughest gun laws in the country.  Due to these strict gun laws, the penalties for illegal firearms and weapons possession are severe.  The penalties for firearms and weapons related offenses range from 1 year to 30 years of imprisonment.  These offenses include, but are not limited to, possession of an unregistered firearm, carrying a pistol without a license, felon in possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon.  In addition to lengthy terms of imprisonment, most firearm offense convictions require an individual to register as a gun offender, which can cause long term hardship.  

Simply put, the stakes are very high when an individual is charged illegal firearm or weapons offenses.  Someone facing any of these charges should hire a skilled and experienced Washington, DC illegal firearms and weapons possession defense attorney.  A skilled defense attorney can often times negotiate with the government to reduce charges and penalties.  

Similarly to drug offenses, many illegal firearms and weapons possession cases arise out of a search of an individual's person, automobile or home.  Many times these searches are conducted in violation of an individual's constitutional rights.  If firearms or weapons are obtained through an unlawful search a skilled and experienced Washington, DC firearms and weapons defense attorney can have the firearms or weapons suppressed from the evidence.  Suppressing the firearms or weapons will often result in dismissal of a case.

At Farrelly PC we aggressively represent all of our clients charged with illegal firearms and weapons possession crimes.  Please contact Farrelly PC to schedule your full and free consultation to discuss your illegal firearms or weapons possession case.



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