Although the second amendment to the United States Constitution enshrines the right to bear arms, the state may restrict that right in numerous ways. A defense that is less than meticulous can hurt you, especially if you are convicted on the wrong charge and incur harsher current and future penalties than you should.
Lee's Summit firearm charge lawyer Michael W. Hanna brings over 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney and 20 as a municipal judge to representing clients accused of firearms violations.
Some Common Firearms Charges
Missouri recognizes many firearms violations, of which the following are some of the most common:
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Using or carrying an illegal firearm
- Possession of automatic weapons
- Use of a firearm in the commission of a drug crime, violent crime, theft crime or other crime
- Possession of an unregistered firearm
- Modifying a semi-automatic weapon to an automatic weapon
- Shortening the barrel of a shotgun
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
- Illegal sale of a firearm
- Unlawfully discharging a firearm
The Advantages Of Concealed Carry
Missouri is a conceal and carry law state. This means that a holder of a licensed firearm can apply for a permit to carry it concealed. The right is subject to many restrictions, particularly of place. Even with a permit, you cannot carry a concealed weapon in a police station, a school, a casino, a bar (unless you are the owner), a church, an arena seating over 5,000 people and many more places.
Nonetheless, a concealed carry permit can be a great advantage to you, in situations in which you would be subject to a criminal charge without it most notably when carrying a concealed firearm. Michael W. Hanna can help you negotiate the application process.
If You Have Been Arrested On A Firearms Charge, Contact Raytown Weapon Violation Lawyer Michael W. Hanna
Firearms charges can have very serious consequences if you are convicted. Michael W. Hanna is a hands-on attorney who will fight passionately for your rights. Contact him online or call to set up an initial exploratory consultation.