Protecting Your Freedom When You Face Weapons Charges
North Carolina takes firearm offenses seriously. If you face one of these charges, you need to take your defense just as seriously. Many gun-related crimes are felonies, which may result in years behind bars. You need a legal team that will fight for your rights and your freedom at every stage of your case.
With over 60 years of combined legal experience, our father-daughter attorney team at Dickerson Law Firm knows how to fight weapons charges of all types. We take every client’s case seriously because we know what is at stake. If you face criminal charges in Hillsborough or anywhere in north-central North Carolina, contact us to find out how we can help.
What Type Of Weapons Charge Are You Facing?
The law covers two main types of weapons offenses. On the one hand, you have legal violations for owning, purchasing or carrying a firearm. On the other hand, you have other crimes committed while using a weapon. Charges may include:
- Carrying a concealed weapon —- You must have a permit in North Carolina to carry a concealed weapon, including firearms, knives and stun guns, among others. You could face a Class I felony charge for violations.
- Carrying a firearm on school property —- Carrying a firearm on school property or at a school event is a Class I felony.
- Carrying a weapon where alcohol is sold —- If you carry any weapon to a place that serves alcohol, including concert venues, you could face a Class 1 misdemeanor charge.
- Purchase or possession of a firearm by a felon or with a domestic violence order —- If you have a felony conviction on your record or you are temporarily under a domestic violence order, possessing a firearm is a felony.
These are just a few of the weapons charges you could face. You may also face weapons charges for using a weapon while committing another crime, often resulting in a felony. For example, committing an assault or a robbery with a weapon will heighten your offense and the penalties you face.
Our attorneys have decades of experience assisting clients facing criminal charges. We will take the time to understand your circumstances and walk you through every option available, including dismissal of charges, pleading to a lesser charge or taking your case to trial.
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A gun charge is too serious to handle on your own. Work with the experienced attorneys at Dickerson Law Firm to make sure you have a legal team that cares about you and the outcome of your case. We will stand by you every step of the way to make sure you have the strongest defense possible.