Defending Clients' Weapon Charges In Minneapolis
In Minnesota, MN a person generally has the right to carry a gun or pistol in a public place if they have the proper permit to carry a license. There are certain places where firearms are prohibited, with or without a permit, which include but are not limited to schools, daycares, correctional facilities or jails, courthouses, state buildings, federal facilities, and private establishments that have posted signs banning guns on their premises.
With the increased restrictions and regulations related to gun ownership rights in Minnesota, MN weapon charges have become more common. Finding the right gun charges lawyer can make the greatest difference in your case. Just because gun charges are becoming more common in Minneapolis, doesn’t mean that they are always appropriate. At Congdon Law Offices, we pride ourselves on our ability to defend law-abiding citizens and their right to bear arms. However, we understand that our clients come in different forms.
Why Can Weapon Charges Increase The Penalty Of Other Charges?
If you are in possession of a weapon without the legally required permits or training, you may be vulnerable to weapons charges. Authorities in Minnesota, MN especially Minneapolis, treat weapons charges seriously, which means they can have more severe, and in some cases, life-altering penalties. These charges will increase the penalty if they are committed in conjunction with another crime.
Weapon charges, typically, are charged as felonies and come with more significant consequences. Those include but are not limited to incarceration, heavy fines, and a permanent criminal record that could bar you from certain professional licenses or employment opportunities. Additionally, you may be subjected to added fines and the possibility of probation based on the severity of the charge. When there is a weapon present during an assault, robbery, sex crime, drug crime, and violent crime such as homicide it could add several more years to your sentence. It is important to have a weapons offenses attorney with the right experience to defend your case.