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Weapons Charges

A crime committed with a weapon greatly increases the penalties you may face if convicted. But you don't have to use a weapon to commit a robbery to end up in serious trouble. Simply possessing a weapon may be enough to land you in jail if you don't have a permit, if you have a prior felony conviction or a restraining order against you.

If you face a weapons charge in the Maryland or Washington D.C. courts, you need a strong defense. The law office of Cooper Law Firm can provide a strong, aggressive defense. Our attorneys have handled weapons cases involving guns of all types — automatic and semi-automatic weapons and handguns. Contact our Silver Spring law office to talk with an experienced defense lawyer about your case.

Weapons charges arise in two ways: a) when owning or carrying the weapon is a violation or b) when using the weapon worsens the crime. Some examples of these two types of gun crimes include:

Weapons Offenses as the Primary Crime

  • Owning a firearm without a license, crossing a state border without a gun license
  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit to do so
  • Purchasing a gun and applying for a license when you intend to give the gun to someone else (straw purchaser)
  • Failure to break down weapons and remove ammunition after visiting a target range
  • Purchasing, owning or carrying a handgun or other weapon if you are a convicted felon (this is one of the consequences of a domestic violence conviction )
  • Possession of an illegal firearm (automatic weapons, machine guns) or body armor
  • Making illegal gun modifications
  • Weapons trafficking and illegal sale

Weapons Charges Adding Enhanced Penalties

  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Armed robbery
  • Drug charges with weapons present
  • Terroristic threats

Weapons charges are usually felony offenses that can result in minimum jail sentences without parole. Even unintentional violations have serious consequences.

With more than 40 years of combined legal experience and the resources to handle the most complex cases, we are prepared to protect your rights in a gun crime case. We have handled thousands of criminal cases that resulted in successful plea bargains and not-guilty verdicts. Our attorneys can answer any legal questions you have.

Don't Let a Criminal Charge Ruin Your Life. Contact Us Today.

Weapons crimes are serious charges. You need an equally serious defense. Our attorneys have an established record of success. We will fight your charges and fight for your future. Call 866-405-0124 or contact us online for more information.

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