Andrew H. Stevenson, Attorney at Law
Those charged with weapons crimes can seek legal help
In Ohio and elsewhere, weapons charges are taken rather seriously. The potential penalties that often result from weapons crimes convictions can be quite severe. As a conviction can have a profound impact on your personal and professional life, seeking assistance when facing criminal charges may prove beneficial to your case. An experienced defense attorney can help you decide the best legal course to pursue in the effort to achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances.
There are many types of weapons crimes -- some which are considered more serious than others. Examples of common weapons crimes include possession of stolen weapons, illegal sale, felon in possession, negligent discharge and carrying without a permit -- among various others. Unfortunately, many responsible weapon owners may, due to circumstances beyond their control, find themselves in trouble with the law.
If you are facing a weapons charge, you may feel that there is little you can do or say to help your case. You may feel that your rights are being trampled on due to a prosecutor's need to obtain a conviction. Regardless of the crime of which you stand accused, you do have legal rights. An experienced defense attorney can ensure that your rights are protected throughout the course of your criminal proceedings. To learn more about this and how an attorney can assist you with your weapons crimes case, please visit our firm's website.
Weapons crimes cases can be difficult to tackle, it's true. However, an experienced defense attorney can take the steps necessary to fully investigate your case and take the time to prepare and present a defense that will best suit your needs. Even though the state of Ohio has strict laws when it comes to weapons crimes, you, alongside legal counsel, can work to minimize any penalties associated with a conviction or seek to have your case dismissed.