Firearms Defense Lawyers
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Although it is legal to own and possess firearms for most people in the state of Nevada, there are laws and restrictions governing this right. Our firearms defense attorneys are led by a former prosecutor who has handled thousands of weapons charges cases. We can help defend your rights as a gun owner and we will help protect your freedom.
Gun & Firearm / Weapons Charges
Being charged with the misuse of a weapon in Nevada is a serious offense that can result in arrest and possible conviction. Facing weapon charges is serious and for felons it can be detrimental to your freedom. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who can review your case and determine the most favorable outcome.
Nevada is an open carry state which means that individuals are not required to have a permit to buy, own or possess a gun. However, gun owners must have a special permit if they want to carry a concealed weapon. Even though you may possess or buy a gun without a permit, there are certain uses of a weapon that will are against the law.
What are common weapons charges?
Common weapons, firearm and gun charges in Las Vegas can include any of the following:
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
- Improper Exhibition of a Firearm
- Weapon Enhancement
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
What if I didn’t have a gun? Can I still face weapons charges?
The answer is yes. In Nevada, you can be charged with a weapons crime if you use “any instrument that can be used in an attack or for defense when fighting.” This includes not only guns but items like a knife, switchblade, dagger, explosive substance, bat or even a stick.
Will I go to prison if I am convicted of a weapons charge?
Facing a weapons charge can have severe penalties and you can be charged with a felony depending on the circumstances. In addition to losing your freedom, paying hefty fines and having to take classes, you could also lose your right to possess a firearm in the future.
In the state of Nevada, a misdemeanor is punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. A felony charge in Nevada can be punishable by a prison term ranging from one year to life and/or fines up to $10,000 depending on the degree of the felony offense. Additionally, a felony charge can possibly prevent individuals from several benefits such as financial aid for college, the right to vote, gun possession, and military enlistment among other penalties.
Why Should I Hire You To Defend My Weapons Charge?
If you are charged with a weapon, gun, or firearm crime in Las Vegas, it’s critical to remember that law enforcement officials and the prosecution are not on your side. With what you stand to potentially lose, it’s important to ensure that you have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney that will aggressively protect your best interests and fight for the positive outcome that you need.
As Las Vegas criminal defense team, our office has over twenty years of experience defending people charged with weapons crimes. Our criminal defense team is led by a former prosecutor who has handled thousands of weapons cases and who knows the ins and outs of weapons charges. He understands the serious implications that a weapon or gun conviction can have on your future employment options and he will work tireless to defend your rights.
To learn more about your legal defense options, call Rosenblum Law Offices at (702) 433-2889.