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Weapons Charges

Mankato Criminal Defense Attorney

Under Minnesota law, certain persons are prohibited from possessing a firearm.  Even having a firearm in the house may lead to criminal charges.  Other times a weapons charge is tied to another offense.  In all cases it is best to have a southern Minnesota criminal defense lawyer by your side so you can fight the charges against you.

You don’t have to be alone as you face the charges. Even if there is merit to those charges, that doesn’t mean you can’t get the best possible result in your case. You or your loved one who has been charged may not have to face the maximum penalties, meaning less jail time, lower fines, and the possibility of a lesser offense on your permanent record.  All of this might increase your chances of finding a job or achieving other things in your life.

Fighting A Weapons Charge

There are different weapons offenses that are described under Minnesota law. Those offenses include:

  • Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
  • Careless handling of a gun or other weapon, putting the safety of another person at risk
  • Selling or manufacturing a slingshot
  • Pointing a loaded or unloaded gun at another person
  • Possessing an object or substance with the purpose of using it as a weapon
  • Transferring, manufacturing, or possessing metal knuckles or a switchblade

If any of these offenses occur in a public housing zone or on school grounds, the charge may be enhanced which might mean more jail time and a higher fine.

Your southern Minnesota criminal defense lawyer with Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD will strategically represent you in order to achieve the best possible result. For example, there may be facts in your case that warrant a lesser degree of sentence or reducing the crime to a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor level offense. On some occasions, a person is acquitted or their case is dismissed. The goal is to achieve the best result, regardless of whether a conviction is imminent or not.

Contact a Southern Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer

A weapons charge is very serious and can have long-lasting consequences. If you have been charged with a weapons offense, it is important to call a defense attorney as soon as possible.  Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD can help you.  Call 507-625-2525 to request a free consultation.