Weapons Offenses

Anoka County Criminal Defense Lawyer & Attorney

If you are facing a weapons offense conviction, it is possible that your case will be handled by the federal court system. This means that you are subject to the aggressive prosecution of the federal government and the federal sentencing that can result from a conviction.

If you have been charged with a weapons offense, it is critical that you speak with a qualified Anoka criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. This will ensure your rights are protected and that you can defend yourself against the charges, which can lead to a better resolution in the case.

Experience In All Types Of Weapons Offense Charges

Christian Peterson is able to handle all types of weapons offense cases, such as:

  • Misdemeanor offenses that include the handling of a dangerous weapon, intentionally pointing a gun toward another person, manufacturing or selling illegal weapons, transferring or possessing a switch blade or metal knuckles, or possessing any other type of weapon or substance that is meant to be used as a weapon against another person.
  • Gross misdemeanors that include any of the above, but the act may have been committed on school property, in a housing zone, or in a park.
  • Felonies that include the possessing or selling of any firearm sound muffler and discharging a firearm within city limits in a reckless way. If convicted of a felony weapons offense, the penalty can be up to two years in prison and fines up to $5,000. If the offense is committed on school property, public housing property, or in a park, the sentence can be increased to up to 5 years in prison with $10,000 in fines.
  • A serious felony weapons offense that involves the intentional discharge of a firearm in a situation that causes the safety of another person to be in danger. This also comes with a penalty that includes fines of up to $10,000 and a 5 year prison sentence.
  • Drive by shootings is classified as recklessly discharging a firearm toward a vehicle, building, or another person while in a motor vehicle or just after existing the vehicle. If convicted, the penalties if convicted are fines up to $6,000 and 3 years in prison. The more serious of this offense could lead to $20,000 in fines and up to 10 years in prison.

Fighting Against Weapons Offense Conviction

If convicted of a weapons offense you could be facing high fines and time served in a federal institution.

However, just because you were arrested of a weapons offense does not mean that you are automatically guilty. There are a number of defense strategies that can be used when you are facing a weapons offense and your Anoka criminal defense attorney will use those tactics to achieve the best result for you.