Weapons charges are common at both the state and federal levels and can yield serious consequences for the accused. It is crucial to hire experienced Toledo weapons charge lawyers to defend you.
What makes these offenses so alarming is how often they can “piggyback” on to other charges and add up to seven years of prison time to allegations that otherwise would have resulted in just probation. That is why it is crucial to hire an experienced violent crime defense lawyer.
As former prosecutors, our attorneys at Patituce & Associates are well-aware of how the presence of weapons can dramatically alter an otherwise minor criminal charge. We have more than three decades of combined experience in the criminal justice arena and are ready to ensure that the allegations against our client are thoroughly countered in and outside the courtroom.
The time to start mounting a defense is now. Call 419-737-4556 today for a free consultation.
Defining “Weapons Charges”
Weapon charges essentially come in two forms.
One form is the simple illegal possession of firearms. This can include instances where the specific firearm is prohibited (like some assault rifles) or when the specific individual is prohibited from possessing firearms. When there is no incident of violence, these weapons charges tend to be minor on their own.
The other form of weapons charges includes instances when weapons are present or used during the course of another crime. In most cases, this makes the coinciding crime much more serious and can yield greater penalties for the accused.
Common charges that become more serious with weapons present include:
Our attorneys defend clients facing weapons charges at both the state and federal levels.
Call Our Toledo Weapons Charge Lawyers for a Free Consultation!
If you or a loved one have been charged with illegal possession of a firearm or using a gun in the commission of a crime, then we urge you to call our Toledo criminal defense attorneys today. Many firms out there want you to believe that their ready for litigation on these matters—only to quickly arrange a plea deal for their clients.
At Patituce & Associates, this is never the case. Our attorneys have successfully navigated more than 200 trials. We welcome the opportunity to challenge the state’s allegations in the courtroom and compellingly put forth the facts of a case before a jury.