Weapon Crime Law Firm in Cleveland, OH
Ohio Gun Laws: Your Rights
Issues surrounding the ownership of various types of firearms continue
to be a point of contention in today's society. It is your constitutional
right to bear arms, but you are required to have a license and special
training to legally own many types of firearms in Ohio. Any person who
owns or uses a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance must be in compliance
with state and federal statutes.
Violation of any gun laws or other weapon control laws could result in
a serious criminal charge, and the possibility of heavy penalties if convicted.
Some of the most common weapon crimes include:
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Illegal conveyance of deadly weapon, dangerous ordnance, or object indistinguishable
from a firearm in a school safety zone or into a courthouse
- Violation of firearm license duties
Penalties for Carrying a Concealed Weapon
For you to legally carry a concealed handgun, the law requires that you
have a special license. Carrying concealed weapons or dangerous ordnance
could lead to charges of a misdemeanor in the first degree, up to a third
degree felony, based upon the circumstances in your case. Fines can range
as high as $5,000 to $15,000, and the court could impose a jail term as
long as 180 days, or a prison sentence up to 5 years.
As with all crimes, your criminal record could impact sentencing. The federal
authorities also look to prosecute firearm violations, and you may be
facing charges that have been filed in federal court – an extremely
dangerous legal problem. Any weapon-related offense must be carefully
managed by a high quality defense lawyer. Call upon our Cleveland criminal
lawyer at once for defense counsel.
Contact our Weapons Crime Lawyer in Cleveland, OH
Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law are prepared to provide the
aggressive representation that you need in order to fight charges of a
weapon violation or related crime. Our lawyers highly distinguished and
accomplished in their field. Many are published or have lectured and have
been selected for inclusion in
Ohio Super Lawyers®. Each of our team is known for exceptional legal skill in the area of
criminal defense law.
Get information about what our firm could do to help you by filling out
free case evaluation form or calling our office. We urge you to
contact us immediately if you are facing any criminal charges related to weapons,
whether firearms, knives or others.