Defending The Rights Of Individuals Facing Weapons Charges
Gun charges can affect people from all walks of life: those who have past convictions for crimes as well as those who have never been in trouble with the law before. Regardless of your background, you need help from an experienced defense attorney.
At Lutins & Pilgreen, PC, in Roanoke, Virginia, we believe that everyone deserves a strong defense against gun charges. No matter what the circumstances of your arrest, we offer a initial consultation to discuss your case.
We defend people charged with all types of weapons offenses, including:
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a concealed carry permit
- Illegal possession of a handgun outside of your home or business
- Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
- Unlawful use of a firearm in the commission of a crime
- Unlawful discharge of a firearm
- Assault with a deadly weapon
Serious Charges That Require A Serious Defense
Gun charges often follow a stop and search by police. You may have had a gun in your car without realizing that it was illegal in Virginia. Regardless of why you had the gun, you could face serious criminal charges. Carrying a weapon without a concealed carry permit is a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail. Possession of a firearm by a felon could result in a substantial prison sentence.
Defenses against gun charges often revolve around issues with the search and seizure. If police did not have the right to stop and search you, the gun evidence may be suppressed.