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Firearm Offenses

Marietta Firearm Offense Lawyer

Georgia Firearm Laws & Charges

Weapons offenses come with serious penalties. This means a conviction could leave a permanent mark on your criminal record. In Georgia, the term "weapons offense" can refer to a broad range of accusations, including carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location, carrying without a license, underage possession of a handgun, and more. No matter what firearm allegation you're facing, working with the right Marietta criminal defense attorney is the first step toward avoiding jail and fines. 

If you're ready for immediate legal help, contact my law firm, Stahlman Law P.C., today.

Understand the Penalties for a Weapons Offense

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm - Certain weapons offense come with stiffer legal penalties than others. There are certain firearms, for example, you are not allowed to own. This includes sawed-off rifles, machine guns, and more. If convicted, you could face five years in prison.
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon – If you carry a weapon that is not in full view, you could face charges of "carrying a conceal weapon." Penalties for this offense include a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison. Subsequent offenses are punishable by five years in prison.
  • Possession of a Firearm by a FelonPersons with prior felony convictions are not allowed to possess firearms. If you've been convicted of a felony and are found in possession of a weapon, you could face between one and five years of incarceration.
  • Carrying a Pistol Without a License Pistols require a license to carry. If law enforcement believes your are carrying a pistol without proper licensing, you can face a misdemeanor charge, punishable by $1,000 and up to a year in prison.

What to Do After a Weapons Offense Arrest

Are you facing charges of a serious firearm or weapons offense? My name is Attorney Jill Stahlman and I have more than 20 years of legal experience helping clients like you stand up for their rights against serious criminal charges. If you've been arrested, contact my firm today and learn more about your legal rights and options.

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