When you’ve been charged with a crime related to weapons, you can have an experienced Terre Haute weapons charge attorney by your side to help you fight a conviction.
Having a weapon-related conviction on your record is something you want to avoid at all costs. The aftermath of a conviction can effectively ruin your life. Not only could you be permanently labeled a felon, but you could be facing serious jail or prison time and hefty fines.
Your Terre Haute weapons charge lawyer with Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm will build a compelling defense to help you avoid these consequences. Don’t just give up and accept your fate. We will work hard to gather evidence that demonstrates why you do not deserve the penalties for the weapons charge you were arrested for.
Penalties for Weapon-Related Crimes in Terre Haute
Below, you’ll find information regarding common weapons charges in Terre Haute and the penalties you can expect if you are convicted of any of these crimes:
|Possessing a gun without a license to carry||Can purchase without a permit, but once you leave your property with the gun, you must have a license or face various potential charges|
|Aiming a gun at another||If loaded: Class D felony, six months to three years in jail or prison, $10,000 fine; If unloaded: Class A misdemeanor, one year in jail, $5,000 fine|
|Possession of a gun at a school||Class D felony, six months in jail to three years in prison, $10,000 fine|
|Possessing prohibited weapons||Class B misdemeanor for a switchblade: 180 days in jail, $1,000 fine; Class A or B felony for weapons of mass destruction: six to fifty years in prison, $10,000 fine|
Defense Strategies You Can Count On
There are a number of defenses we can use to help you avoid being convicted of a weapons charge in Terre Haute. For example, if the weapon was an unloaded gun in the box, and we can prove it didn’t pose a risk to the safety of anyone, we may be able to avoid serious penalties.
We will also conduct an investigation to determine whether the police had probable cause to search your home, car, or anywhere else you had a reasonable expectation of privacy. An unlawful search and seizure is a common defense.
In addition, we will have the option of pleading not guilty by reason of self-defense. For instance, if you were charged with pointing a gun at someone, we may defend you by establishing that the person you pointed the gun at posed an immediate risk to your safety or the safety of another and that you were acting to protect yourself or someone else.
Speak with a Terre Haute Weapons Charge Attorney
A conviction on a weapons charge will stay with you forever. You could end up imprisoned for an extended period of time and face many challenges upon your release. Your lawyer with Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm will do whatever it takes to clear your name of these charges.
You can schedule your free case evaluation with a Terre Haute weapons charge lawyer today by giving our office a call at 1-812-232-7400 or filling out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page.