Understanding your options when facing weapons charges

Understanding your options when facing weapons charges

| Jul 21, 2017 | Weapons Crimes |

Different parts of the country have different views on firearms and other weapons. These views can be easy to see in how a state codifies weapons crimes. In Maryland, the state laws concerning firearms are some of the harshest in the nation.

That is why when anyone is facing a firearms or weapons charge in Maryland, it is time to get serious. If a person is convicted of a firearms charge — such as a possession charge or using a firearm in the commission of a crime, for example, robbery or assault — there is a likelihood that the conviction will come with a prison sentence. Felony gun charges, in particular, can have a devastating impact on your freedom.

The good news is that sometimes firearms, like narcotics, are only located by law enforcement officials in the course of an unconstitutional search. If that is the case, it may be possible to get the evidence suppressed, possibly leading to the dismissal of the firearms-related charges.

At our law firm, we know how serious weapons charges in Maryland can be. We do our best to help our clients explore all of their options when planning a criminal defense strategy. This can include moving to suppress evidence, engaging in plea negotiations with the prosecution or taking the case to a jury trial. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help when you are facing weapons charges, please visit our website. The right approach in your case could lead to a result that doesn’t include a prison sentence.