Laws, as they pertain to weapons, are nothing like they were a hundred years ago: Gone are the days that one could carry a gun wherever they go without consequence, and gone are the days that anyone could own certain types of firearms. These days there are many Ohio weapons laws, and it can be difficult for the average person to know specifics about the laws or when they are in violation.
If you are one of the unlucky ones that have been found in violation of the state’s weapon laws, then it’s vital that you seek legal assistance right away. Weapon offenses can happen to anyone, and these a conviction can cause a loss your civil rights. At The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, we defend people in central Ohio from many types of criminal charges. Call our Delaware office now at 740-513-4830 to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer in a free consultation.
Weapons charges include many types of offenses, including carrying a concealed weapon, using a weapon while intoxicated and improperly using a weapon while in a motor vehicle. If you knowingly carry a concealed weapon such as a handgun, you may be charged with a misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of six months in jail and fines up to $1,000. If the weapon was loaded, you may be charged with a felony resulting in 6 to 18 months in prison and fines of up to $5,000. If you are caught using or possessing a weapon while intoxicated, you may be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $1,000.
The laws concerning using a weapon while in a motor vehicle can be complicated. If you transported or discharged a firearm while in your vehicle, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the facts of the case. All of the circumstances surrounding the arrest, any previous criminal history and your state of mind at the time of the incident will determine what you are charged with and what the penalties may be. Because each weapons charge is different with its own set of circumstances, it is important that you consult with a practiced attorney at our firm to get specific legal advice and to strategize your defense as soon as possible.
Being charged with a weapon or gun violation in Ohio can be a frightening experience. These types of offenses are prosecuted aggressively and may result in harsh penalties. If this is your first experience with the criminal justice system, you may be especially nervous and worried about your future.
Our criminal defense attorneys will help you through the process. We will look out for your best interests and protect your legal rights. Call us now at 740-513-4830 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation. Se habla español.
Brian Glen Jones graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelors Degree in Politics and Government. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Akron School Of Law. Brian has been a lifelong resident of Ohio. Brian is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
Calling a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer before speaking to law enforcement is the best way to protect your future. Our attorneys will work to minimize or eliminate the possibility of jail time, a prison sentence, probation, hefty fines and a permanent criminal record. Call us now at 740-908-4550 to schedule your free consultation with one of the firm’s knowledgeable attorneys.
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