Weapons Charges Often Come With Additional Criminal Charges
Guns and weapons charges are serious, and a conviction can limit your freedoms for the rest of your life. If combined with other crimes, these charges can sink your case and result in even greater jail time. You need the very best in criminal defense on your side, fighting to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
At Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, in St. Louis, we represent individuals who are charged with violating these laws and find themselves facing weapons charges. Many individuals simply do not understand the complex laws surrounding the transportation of their weapons.
How Complicated Laws On Weapons Can Affect You
Under the law, if you have been convicted of a felony, there are no circumstances under which you should be in possession of a firearm. This is often the case, for example, with convictions for violent offenses.
If you are found to have a weapon on your person, you will be charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, a sentence that can lead to significant jail time. If a firearm is possessed during the commission of another offense, it could increase the severity of the charges and any potential punishment.
Weapons charges can include individuals carrying concealed weapons without the proper licenses, as well as those who have been found to have weapons in their cars. If the weapon is in your car, it must be in a locked case, and should not be in the immediate passenger area. Many individuals mistakenly keep a gun in the glove box only to be charged with a weapons offense. Our lawyers work on behalf of these clients to clear up the misunderstanding with the court and prove that they are not a risk, but were simply uneducated on the specific laws involved.
We have successfully defended against prosecutions on these types of cases, as well as other more serious situations involving the possession of firearms with drugs present.
What Have You Been Charged With?
We defend all weapons charges, including:
- Concealed weapons charges
- Criminal activity while carrying a weapon
- Possession of stolen or illegally obtained weapons
- Unlawful discharge of a firearm or weapon
- Possession of a firearm or weapon by a convicted felon
Whatever the matter may be, we will aggressively defend your rights and fight for the outcome you desire.
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys
We have a proven record of getting weapons charges resolved with minimal disruption to the individual’s life.
We provide each client a free phone consultation to discuss his or her unique situation and to determine how we can help. To arrange a meeting, please call us today at 314-282-8657. Or, if you prefer, complete our online form. We accept most major credit cards for your convenience.
We provide representation in Missouri, Illinois and federal courts across the nation.