Maryland Gun Lawyer
The Second Amendment grants United States citizens the right to bear arms, but that right must be exercised within the confines of state laws and handgun regulations. In Maryland, firearms must be properly licensed, and one may not carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Violations of these and other gun laws are prosecuted heavily, with punishments of up to twenty (20) years in prison. If you have been arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm, carrying a concealed handgun without a permit or any other Maryland gun charge, you face not only incarceration and fines, but also further restrictions on your right to arm yourself and a criminal record that can haunt you the rest of your life. To protect your constitutional rights and to build a strategic defense against criminal gun charges, contact a Maryland gun lawyer as soon as possible.
As a successful criminal defense lawyer, attorney Colleen Kirby is well- versed in representing Maryland clients charged with gun and weapons offenses. A veteran attorney, Ms. Kirby offers skillful defense against all weapons charges, including:
- Possession of an unlicensed firearm
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
- Carrying a gun on school property
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Maryland Penalties for Gun Related Crimes
The penalties associated with gun related crimes can vary greatly depending on what type of weapon you have and the manner in which you are using it. Because the state has very strict standards for what defines each type of weapon, and it may be confusing to attempt to decipher these laws without the help of an aggressive attorney to help build your defense. We can help explain the exact charges that you are facing, and also the ways that we would go about building a defense strategy to fight them.
Maryland Rights to Bear Arms
The Second Amendment grants everyone in America the right to keep and bear arms, but there are a number of restrictions that dictate when it is legally allowed to carry a weapon. Those laws can change significantly from state to state, so an understanding of gun possession laws in one state does not guarantee that someone will understand laws concerning the same weapons in Maryland. The best way to make sure you have a complete understanding of weapons possession laws in Maryland and any charges that you may be facing is to contact an attorney who can help explain the challenges you face.
Attorney Kirby’s office is conveniently located near the courthouse providing convenience for those needing careful representation from a Maryland gun lawyer. Through careful analysis of the details of your arrest, thorough investigative techniques, access to expert testimony, and the gathering of corroborating witness statements, and dedication to providing the best possible defense, your Maryland gun attorney will handle your case to maximize your chances of acquittal or dismissal and minimize any negative outcome of a criminal conviction.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a firearms related offense, or if you have been the subject of an ongoing investigation that you believe will ultimately result in a charge, you can not hesitate to bring on an attorney to handle your defense. Even if you have not been charged yet, an attorney can help you navigate through an investigation where the state and their prosecutors will be trying to everything they can to uncover evidence that will lead to your conviction. If you don’t have an attorney advising you about what to say and who you have to answer, you run the risk of answering a question in a way that will potentially incriminate yourself. These are avoidable mistakes that could have a very serious negative impact on your case and on your life moving forward. If you retain an attorney with our firm, you might be able to avoid them. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case where one of our lawyers will be able to review the facts at hand, and help you decide on a strong strategy moving forward.
If you are seeking information or legal representation for a gun-related offense in Virginia, please visit the website of our Virginia office. In the case that you are facing gun-related charges in DC or seeking information, contact Shawn Sukumar at our DC office website.
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