There are a number of different crimes that involve weapons and, depending on the facts, they can be filed as a Class Six Felony, a Class Four Felony, A Class Three Felony, or a misdemeanor. The charge is going to depend upon the different factors present in the case and it is up to your Arizona weapons misconduct lawyer to do the legwork for you and show the facts in your case so that you can have a better future. If you’ve been accused of weapons charges in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale or the surrounding area it is important to give Myles A. Schneider & Associates a call before talking to the police.
Weapons Misconduct Charges
To be charged with weapons misconduct, one of the following must be committed knowingly:
- Carry a deadly weapon without a permit
- Manufacturing, possessing, selling, transporting, or transfer of a prohibited weapon
- Selling or transferring a deadly weapon to a person who should not be in possession of it
- A prohibited possessor possessing a deadly weapon
- Defacing a deadly weapon
- Processing a defaced deadly weapon knowing that it was defaced
- Possessing or using a deadly weapon when committing a felony offense
- Discharging a firearm at a residence or any other occupied structure
- Entering a public establishment or public event while carrying a deadly weapon
- Entering an election polling place on election day while in possession of a deadly weapon
- Possessing a deadly weapon on school grounds
- Entering a nuclear or hydroelectric generating station while in possession of a deadly weapon, unless law states that doing so is necessary
- Supplying, giving, or selling a firearm to another person if the person selling the firearm knows it will be used in the commission of a crime
- Using or possessing a deadly weapon in an act of terrorism
Arizona law is very strict on what constitutes weapons misconduct. A person convicted of weapons misconduct can be sentenced to a number of years in prison, depending upon how dangerous the offense was and how many past offenses exist.
Sentencing can be as little as 1.5 years in prison for a Class Four non-dangerous felony or can be up to 20 years if there are prior convictions. Nonetheless, an individual will receive prison time and will receive a number of years of probation after the prison term has been served. If you have been charged or you are being investigated for weapons misconduct, then you need a Phoenix weapons misconduct lawyer to represent you every step of the way. Even if you are guilty, you need an attorney because a plea deal can be negotiated or there may be factors in your case that can lead to a much better outcome than you expect.
Contact An Arizona Weapons Misconduct Attorney
If you have been charged with weapons misconduct, you need an experienced and aggressive attorney working for you. To find out how we can help you, contact us at 602-926-7373 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation. You can contact us 24/7 because you have rights and they need to be protected. You also have options and you deserve to know what they are and any other pertinent information in your case that can help you make the right decisions for your future.
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