Are You Facing Weapons Charges?
Using a weapon – any type of weapon, not just a firearm – in the commission of a crime will add additional time to the sentence you are facing. The additional time can be as much as 15 years added on to the penalty that the underlying crime normally carries, depending on the type of weapon used.
How The Weapon Is Classified Matters
Different types of weapons are classified differently under state law. You need to work with an attorney who has a deep understanding of those classifications, how they will impact your case and how to mitigate that impact.
Possession Of A Weapon By A Felon
For those with a felony conviction in their past, the risk of being accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm carries very serious consequences. Too often people are accused of possessing a weapon that may not have been theirs or was not actually in their possession at all. The rules on constructive possession can easily have someone facing weapons charges when they were legitimately trying to follow the law. We understand how to defend people against such allegations.
The Police Work 24 Hours A Day – So Do We
At Richard F. Blass & Associates LLC, we understand the gravity of the situation people are facing when they have been charged with a weapons offense. The penalties for these charges are serious and need to be defended against aggressively. Our approach to defending people against criminal charges is to leave no stone unturned. We are former prosecutors and police officers with more than 70 years of combined experience. We use that experience to help us carefully examine the cases against our clients. We look for every way that we can win for our clients from identifying violations of their constitutional rights to errors in police investigations to ensure that our clients receive the results they need.