Firearms and weapons cases are serious business that are prosecuted in both State and Federal courts. Often, these cases are prosecuted in an aggressive manner with prosecutors demanding lengthy prison sentences. Even persons facing a first time weapons charge have a high risk of incarceration.
Anyone charged with a firearms crime or weapons crime should hire an experienced firearms criminal defense attorney immediately following their arrest. This is also true for anyone who is being investigated on suspicion of violating any guns or weapons laws. Due to increasing government control over firearms, weapons and certain materials, there are many more causes to arrest someone for weapons violations. Agencies such as the ATF, ICE, FBI, DHS and U.S. Marshals are being more aggressive about pursuing actions that seem remotely suspicious.
Firearms and weapons charges can have many forms, including possesion of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon (CCW), brandishing a weapon, possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of unlawful firearms or silencers, possession of stolen firearms, illegal weapons sales, unlawful discharge of a firearm, and many other variations of illegal firearms possession.
Firearms and weapons charges can result in fines, misdemeanor charges or felony charges, and possibly a prison sentence. Anyone charged with a firearms or weapons charge should immediately call Lawrence Zimmerman to discuss their situation. Our aggressive weapons charges defense and firearm criminal defense can preserve your freedom.
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Georgia Criminal Sentencing For Firearms Crimes
Can we win? What if I am convicted?
Georgia sentencing guidelines provide a fair indicator of what to expect, however there are many factors that ultimately determine what happens to anyone convicted of a firearms or weapons crime in Georgia. We will always fight to get our clients fully absolved of their legal problems. If the evidence is overwhelming, and the prosecutor has an air tight case which achieves a conviction, there remains an ability to influence the outcome. Our professional relationships with area prosecutors and judges, and our status as a respected defense law firm, often enable our requests to be considered. During your FREE CONSULTATION, after learning about your situation, we can provide you with a good idea of potential outcomes including the chances for a not guilty verdict. Our top priority will be to protect your freedom!