Most gun owners, by and large, are responsible gun owners. However, you may be committing a misdemeanor or felony weapons offense without even realizing it. Some of the most common firearm and weapon charges in Columbus are:
-Carrying concealed weapons
-Unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance
-Unlawful transaction in weapons
-Improper discharge of a firearm
-Providing firearms to a minor
-Using firearms while intoxicated
-Improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle
-Possession of a firearm by convicted felon
All of these charges come with hefty penalties. While a minor misdemeanor may only cost you $150 in court, a conviction could stay with you for a long time. Other penalties include significant jail and prison time, and cost thousands in fines. On top of that, you may experience difficulties finding a job or housing in the future should you be convicted.
If you’ve been charged with a firearm or weapons offense, you may feel like it’s unfair since you regularly practice responsible gun habits. However, don’t let this charge deter you from your 2nd Amendment rights. Give us a call today at (614) 444-1900 and our team at Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm will review your case and work diligently on reducing charges or getting charges dismissed. Our experienced attorneys understand that your rights and freedoms are important, and we want to help you keep them.