Legal Defense for Gun Charges in Athens
Know Your Firearm Rights
While owning firearms is legal under the U.S. Constitution, ownership does come with some stipulations. Those who violate gun laws can be arrested and face serious penalties if convicted of a firearms-related offense. Defend your rights with the aid of an Athens gun charge defense attorney.
Been charged with a gun violation? Call (706) 705-5122 today.
Potential Gun Charges
There are several laws regulating where guns are permitted and who can own them. If you bring a firearm into a place where it is prohibited by law, you could be charged with a gun-related offense. Also, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit is against the law.
Certain individuals are prohibited from owning or possessing a gun in the state of Georgia, including:
- Convicted felons
- Individuals convicted of domestic violence
- Individuals who have been committed to a mental health institution,
- Individuals who have been dishonorably discharged from the military
- Illegal aliens
The penalties for a gun conviction depend on the type of offense committed and your previous criminal record. Convicted felons caught with a firearm could face an additional felony offense, resulting in significant prison time. Other potential penalties for a gun charge could include fines and probation.
Arrested for a Gun-Related Offense? Contact Us.
Attorney Lee Webb has a long history of helping clients facing criminal charges in Athens. Not content to accept the police report at face value, he proactively launches his own investigation to develop a defense strategy for client's cases.
If you are interested in enlisting the services of Athens gun charge defense attorney Lee Web, call (706) 705-5122.