Strategic Defense Against Weapons Charges

Although Georgia has relatively relaxed gun laws compared with other states, there are plenty of regulations on who can own a gun, when and where it can be carried and how/when it can be discharged. Even if you consider yourself to be a safe and responsible gun user, it is possible to find yourself on the wrong side of the law.

A conviction could put your gun rights and your very freedom at stake. That's why, after being charged with any alleged weapons offense, it is wise to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Gun Offenses: Ownership, Possession And Use

Our firm is prepared to defend you against nearly any gun-related charge, including:

  • Possession of a firearm as a convicted felon
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Owning a firearm prohibited by the Georgia Firearms and Weapons Act (GFWA), such as a sawed-off shotgun
  • Owning/using an accessory prohibited by the GFWA, such as a silencer
  • Open-carry or concealed-carry without a carry license
  • Pointing a gun at another person without sufficient legal justification
  • Firing a gun on a public road or highway
  • Using a gun while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Possessing a gun in a school safety zone, on school property or at a school function
  • Providing a gun to a minor (if you are not the minor's parent or guardian)

As with all crimes, the penalties for gun-related charges vary depending on the classification of the alleged offense and the details surrounding it. Misdemeanor gun crimes (including "high and aggravated" misdemeanors) can result in up to a year in jail and fines ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. For cases involving possession of a prohibited weapon or by a prohibited person, convictions can result in up to five years in prison.

Speak To A Weapons Charges Lawyer Today

Brow and Associates, LLC, has offices in Greensboro and Augusta, and we serve clients throughout the region. To take advantage of a free case evaluation by phone, call us at 706-688-9007 or send us an email.