Weapon Crime Attorney in Johnson City
Serious Defense to Fight Harsh Penalties
When a weapon is involved in any offense, the seriousness and severity of the charge goes up exponentially. Crimes involving firearms, knives, or other weapons can be upgraded to felony charges, leading to long prison sentences, high fines, and increasingly harsh penalties. It is vital that you have a knowledgeable advocate on your side who will work with you to build a strong case.
Let the experience of the Meade Law Group guide you through the often difficult circumstances involving your weapons charge. Call a skilled Johnson City criminal defense lawyer at (423) 464-7779.
Handling a Range of Cases
Tennessee has one of the highest rates of gun crimes in the country, which is why prosecutors work hard to obtain the maximum possible penalties for those who have been accused or arrested.
There are numerous weapons offenses in the State of Tennessee, including:
- Possessing a prohibited weapon, such as an explosive, machine gun, silencer, short-barreled shotgun, switchblade, or brass knuckles
- Illegal possession or intent to use a weapon in an unlawful manner
- Possessing a handgun while intoxicated, even with a permit
- Using or having a weapon on your person while committing another crime
In the case of weapons involved in other offenses, they have the ability to raise a charge from a misdemeanor to a felony. For example, theft crimes, such as robbery, can hold higher penalties if there was a gun involved, even if it was not shot and no one was hurt.
Protect Your Constitutional Rights
Every U.S. citizen is guaranteed the right to bear arms under the Constitution, however, there are many restrictions on where, how, and when you can possess a firearm. Other weapons are completely illegal under Tennessee state law and even if they were never used, merely possessing one of these prohibited weapons can cause serious consequences.
Work with a skilled Johnson City weapons crime attorney at the Meade Law Group. Call (423) 464-7779 for a free phone consultation or contact our firm online.