Our Myrtle Beach Law Firm has continually defended individuals constitutional rights through the court system. The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, but that right is not absolute. There are numerous restrictions at the state, federal, and local level. Further, convictions for weapons violations can expose you to severe penalties, prevent you from owning a gun, and can have a significant impact on your future employment opportunities. Most jurisdictions have laws concerning the possession, carrying, use, sale, manufacture, and importation of weapons. Our defense lawyers at The Mace Firm represent clients involved in a wide variety of firearm offenses at the state and federal level including, but not limited to:
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Use of a firearm in the commission of a crime
- Sale or distribution of illegal firearms
- Sale or distribution of firearms without a valid license or permit
- Possession, sale or distribution of a semiautomatic weapon
Many of our clients are unaware that they have even violated any type of firearms laws. One of the most frequent charges filed in an indictment by the federal government is the felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition charge. All the government has to prove is that the individual had (1) a prior felony conviction and (2) was in possession of a firearm. The government is not concerned about whether or not you were aware you had a prior felony or that you were violating the law. The government will usually seek severe penalties for this crime. A possible defense in such a case is usually a motion to suppress the evidence obtained from an unlawful search. Many times the gun or ammunition is found after an illegal search. However, the type of defense appropriate in your case will depend on the facts involved and the exact charges that you are facing.
Our federal lawyers have handled numerous cases in this field. We have the type of experience you need to provide you with the best defense possible. At The Mace Firm, our federal criminal defense attorneys will fight to protect your rights if you are charged with a federal crime. Because weapon charges are so fact specific, it is best to contact an experienced defense lawyer to determine your options. If you or a loved one has been charged with a state or federal weapon or gun charge, contact one of our criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation. You may also contact us online.