Weapon Charges

Illegal possession of a weapon is a serious offense, but the use of a deadly weapon in the commission of the crime can turn a misdemeanor into a felony and can result in the court imposing extremely harsh penalties if you are convicted. Even brandishing a weapon during the commission of another crime, such as robbery or burglary, may result in the offender facing drastically enhanced penalties.

The use or presence of a firearm in the commission of a crime is extremely serious and may carry with it a charge as extreme as a first degree felony depending on the facts and circumstances alleged. In fact, certain weapons offenses may be punishable by a term of up to life in prison.