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Dealing with weapons charges in Maryland

Maryland residents who carry or conceal illegal weapons can face serious felony gun charges. Carrying a gun or explosives in a vehicle is a serious crime. But, carrying a gun or other similar weapon is permitted in certain cases by a member of the military or veteran's service, or for lawful hunting, target practice or training drills, or for jobs involving transportation of guns or weapons.

However, it is important to keep in mind that weapons are not permitted to be loaded during transportation from one location to another. The driver who has been given this responsibility should transport these weapons via a public highway and never transport these weapons to someone else's private property.

Maryland residents who fail to comply with these laws may face serious weapons charges. A person convicted of unlawful weapons possession may be fined as much as $1,000 or may be confined to prison for six months. In addition, residents who are involved in legal activities that use guns, such as hunting, are expected to use those weapons safely and in a responsible manner. They need to ensure that the lives of those around them are not put in jeopardy.

Federal law expects voluntary compliance of residents of every state, including Maryland, when it comes to weapons law. The federal government also provides education to police departments about strict enforcement of these laws. A felony weapon charge can wreak havoc on the reputation of an accused and can also negatively impact a person's career or professional life. Any Maryland resident facing illegal gun possession charges may want to get more information when addressing these charges.

Source: MontgomeryCountyMD.gov, "Keeping Guns on Persons or in Vehicles," Accessed on April 17, 2015

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