The Second Amendment clearly states that Americans have the right to carry guns and arm themselves. Anyone who has violated gun laws in Maryland understands that the state imposes tough penalties on those people who are convicted of gun possession. Weapons charges are not considered minor criminal offenses that carry minor penalties. Conviction of such offenses can leave a permanent mark on one's record and can carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence.
In Maryland, there are many types of gun charges, including use of a handgun in a violent crime, use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, committing a felony with the use of a firearm, carrying a gun on your person, transporting a gun in your vehicle without a permit and gun possession. The attorneys at James N. Papirmeister, Esq., have been handling gun possession cases for the past 30 years, and we always advise our clients who are dealing with similar charges to take the matter seriously. A charge, such as the use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, can trigger a mandatory minimum sentence. A repeated gun-related offense can also bring harsher penalties to the accused person.
Having skilled legal representation can be essential in gun-related cases. Anyone who is dealing with similar charges must understand that there are many options available when it comes to getting the case dismissed or getting the penalties reduced.
Our website provides an overview of various criminal charges, such as weapon crimes. If you want to obtain a better understanding of your case, you may want to visit our website to learn how legal representation can make a huge difference.