Minnesota Gun Rights Lawyer
There are a number of statutes in Minnesota that punish a person for being in possession of any kind of weapon, namely a gun of some kind. The charge can be one that involves the simple carrying a gun without having the right permit, or use of a weapon when committing another crime, such as assault, robbery, or drug dealing.
Possessing a weapon during the commission of a crime will most likely enhance the punishment if convicted of the crime that was being committed. The additional penalty can be a prison sentence that stands alone or adds time to the existing prison sentence. The judge can also impose any other penalties that he or she feels is appropriate.
If you have been charged with a crime involving a firearm or you wish to obtain your gun rights back, it is important to work with a Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer who has the experience that you need to get the result that you need.
Knowledgeable Of Both State & Federal Regulations
There are some states where gun ownership has been regulated heavily or restricted at both the federal and state levels. However, over half of the households in the U.S. have at least one gun within them. The gun rights statute in Minnesota presents individuals with the right to conceal and carry a gun or pistol in public as long as they have the required permit. There are, however, exceptions.
The first exception is when a public place has placed a sign on their door or elsewhere on the premises that says the possession of a gun is prohibited. In Hennepin County, churches are able to ban firearms from being within the building or even on the property.
Effective Defense Against Gun Charges
A conviction that results from a gun charge in Minnesota can pack very serious penalties. One of the penalties is the loss of the constitutional right to carry a gun. You could even lose the right to cast your vote at election time. Federal gun laws are very clear when they state that an individual who is convicted of a crime that led to one year or more of jail time has no right to own, sell, ship, or accept firearms in any way. If a person commits a violent offense, the court may impose a lifetime ban on gun ownership and it’s not just felonies. A person may have a lifetime ban imposed if they were convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault. You and your St. Paul criminal defense attorney can work together to try and have your gun rights restored under certain circumstances.
Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney
There are times when your rights may be threatened, including your right to own a firearm. Although there are times when gun rights are not able to be recovered, there are times when they can be. If you need to find out whether or not you may be able to recover those rights, call the Anderson Law Firm, PLLC at 952-582-2904 for a free consultation.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Please contact attorney Kirk Anderson for an initial consultation.