Weapons Offenses

St. Louis Weapons Offense Lawyer

Firearms and Other Weapons

If you have been charged with any weapons offense, it is in your best interest to retain the services of a proven St. Louis criminal defense attorney. Attorney Brent Labovitz has the experience you need to assist you with this serious criminal defense matter. As a former Missouri Public Defender, he was lead counsel on hundreds of successful criminal defense misdemeanor and felony cases. He has focused his entire career in this area of law and has the knowledge and understanding you will need if you wish to fight your weapons charge.

Many people incorrectly define a weapons offense as only involving a firearm. This is inaccurate as a weapons crime could include explosives, a switchblade knife, gas gun and more. There are many places where carrying a concealed weapon are prohibited. They include locations such as bars, casinos, schools, public hospitals, government buildings, buses and amusement parks. Penalties range from fines of $100 up to $5000, a firearm permit suspended for a year and upwards of 7 years in prison. If you are a prior offender (convicted felon) and you are found to be carrying a concealed weapon, this is considered a felony and you could face between 5 and 15 years in state prison. This is also a federal offense, leading to even tougher penalties.

Unlawful Use of Weapons

Although you do not have to have a permit to purchase a gun and are not required to register guns in Missouri, there are several illegal uses of firearms which are considered a crime.

You may be arrested for any of the following:

  • Illegal transfer of firearms
  • Illegal possession of explosive weapons
  • Criminal action that involves firearms
  • Firearm concealment
  • Stealing firearms

If you have a felony conviction on your record according to Missouri law or are a fugitive from the law, it is illegal to carry a firearm and may be considered a Class C felony.

Defending Weapons Charges

If you commit a felony with the aid of a dangerous instrument or deadly weapon, punishments are severe and can be compounded by a prior criminal record. Illegal sale of a firearm, gun trafficking and criminal conspiracy charges can all result in lengthy incarceration terms and harsh fines. Regardless of what your circumstances are, the firm would like to offer you its services.

You are innocent until proven guilty and have rights that must be protected. A complete review of all aspects of your case must be made so that the best possible defense plan can be composed and executed. The sooner the firm can begin working on your case, the better chance you will have for a favorable outcome, so do not delay in taking action.

Contact a St. Louis weapons offense lawyer f or aggressive assistance in fighting your weapons charges.

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He put my mind at ease through the whole court process Mr. Labovitz truly cares about his clients. From the first time I met him I could tell he was a different kind of lawyer from the questions he asked me and the answers he gave to my questions. He put my mind at ease through the whole court process. Thank you.
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