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Any activity owning guns is risky, especially involving deadly weapons. You should familiarize yourself with the various laws concerning gun ownership so that you know what rights are afforded to you. Possession of a weapon is an immense privilege and entails a great deal of responsibility. If you are found in violation of those laws, you could face serious penalties, even for what may seem to be a minor offense.

We can help decipher some of the legal language and make it that much easier for you to understand. Our Scottsdale criminal defense attorney is a former DOJ prosecutor with an undefeated trial record. He knows what it takes to build a bold, strategic defense in your favor.

We Are Prepared to Fight Your Charges

In Arizona, many residents find that they may be charged with crimes, ranging from misdemeanor to felony-level charges. Any charge of misconduct involving weapons entails jail time for the convicted. The penalties will depend based on the circumstances of your case, as well as the prosecutor’s stance.

Here are the penalties and examples of the various types of misconduct crimes:

  • Class 1 Misdemeanor (up to 6 months in jail):
    • Carrying a concealed weapon
    • Carrying a deadly weapon to a public area where weapons are prohibited, school grounds, or election polling place
  • Class 6 Felony (up to 1 year in prison):
    • Defacing a deadly weapon
    • Possessing a deadly weapon that has been defaced
    • Transferring or selling a deadly weapon to someone who is not legally allowed to own it
  • Class 4 Felony (up to 2 ½ years in prison):
    • Possessing a deadly weapon if you are not legally allowed
    • Manufacturing, possessing, or selling a deadly weapon that is prohibited by the state
    • Taking a deadly weapon to a nuclear a plant
    • Committing a felony while carrying or using a deadly weapon
  • Class 3 Felony (up to 3 ½ years in prison):
    • Giving or selling a weapon to someone whom you know intends to commit a felony
    • Using a deadly weapon to commit terrorism
    • Discharging a firearm or using a weapon in a known gang area

Get a Former Prosecutor to Fight Your Charges!

While training with the Department of Justice, Scottsdale criminal defense lawyer, Ryan Michael Garvey, had an undefeated trial record. This is what has led him to achieve many successful case outcomes for his clients as the founding attorney of Sonoran Law Group. We provide compassionate, one-on-one counsel for our clients, and take the time to listen to each and every one of their concerns. The prospect of being charged with a crime can be frightening, but rest assured that your case is in good hands with us.

Call us today and request your free case evaluation.

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