Weapons Offenses

If you are facing a weapons offense conviction your case will be handled through the federal court system which means you may succumb to federal sentencing.

It is critical that you seek legal counsel as soon as you have been accused of this serious crime.

WEAPONS OFFENSE CASES

Our firm handles all weapons offense cases including the following:

  • Misdemeanor weapons offenses such as recklessly handling a gun or other dangerous weapon, intentionally pointing a gun (regardless of whether unloaded or loaded) towards another, manufacturing or selling a slingshot or “sand club”, manufacturing, transferring, or possessing metal knuckles or a switch blade, or possessing any other dangerous article or substance for the purpose of being used as a weapon against another.
  • Gross misdemeanor offenses including any of the above if the offense was committed in a public housing zone, school property, or park the charge
  • Felony weapons offenses including selling or possessing any firearm silencer or sound muffler and recklessly discharging a firearm within city limits. For these offenses you could be looking at up to two years in prison and $5,000 in fines. If either of these two offenses are committed on public housing property, school property, or in a park the potential sentence is elevated to up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
  • Serious felony weapons offenses including intentionally discharging a firearm in a situation that endangers the safety of another. This crime comes with a 5 year prison term and $10,000 in fines.
  • Drive by shooting cases including recklessly discharging a firearm at or toward another vehicle or a building while in or just having exited from a motor vehicle as well as recklessly discharging a firearm toward a person or occupied building or vehicle. These serious weapon offenses come with up to 3 years in prison and $6,000 in fines or 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines respectively.

WEAPONS OFFENSE CONVICTION

If convicted of a weapons offense you could be facing fines and jail time in a federal institute.

Weapons offense arrest does not automatically mean a guilty sentence. There are a number of defense tactics you can take when facing a weapons offense. Our Minneapolis weapon defense attorneys will assess your case, interview witnesses and experts and gather evidence t determine the best strategy for your situation.

Call the Rivers Law Office today at 612-915-0355 or use our online enquiry form to find out what can be done for you in your case.