Weapon Crime Defense Attorneys in Atlanta
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Being charged with a weapon offense can bring serious consequences. A person can get charged with a prison sentence that requires an experienced criminal defense attorney. An experienced attorney can help you dismissed or reduced your charges. The attorneys at The Abt Law Firm, LLC have over 26 years of experience helping people accused of weapon crimes in Atlanta and surrounding areas. We have the knowledge and experience needed to help you obtain the best possible results for your case.
Contact our experienced Atlanta weapon crimes defense lawyers today for a free case review at (678) 582-2272!
Weapon Laws in Georgia
In Georgia, you don’t need a permit to purchase a gun. However, a person does need a license or permit to carry a weapon openly or to carry a concealed gun on the body. Georgia gun owners cannot take handguns out into the community without a permit. Gun owners can only keep their weapons in their property, vehicles, and place of business. If you carry a gun with you but do not have a permit, you may be facing serious consequences. Pointing a gun at another person is a crime in the State of Georgia. Even if the person does not intend to shoot the person, the simple act of pointing a gun at them is a crime.
There are a variety of weapons that are prohibited in Georgia according to the Georgia Firearms and Weapons Act.
The weapons prohibited in the State of Georgia include:
- Hand Grenades
- Rocket Launchers
- Sawed-off shotguns and rifles
Georgia law also penalizes the possession of a gun or a knife during the commission of a felony. This means that if a person had a gun during a sexual assault or robbery, they would be convicted of the possession of a weapon during a felony.
Penalties for Weapon Crimes in Georgia
A person charged with a weapon crime can have severe penalties that can put their future and freedom at stake. Pointing a gun at another and discharging a gun on a public road is punishable by up to 12 months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 to $5,000, or both. Possessing a prohibited weapon can result in a prison term of up to 5 years. A person who takes a gun in a school zone is a felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison.
Work with Our Experienced Weapon Crimes Defense Attorneys
The Abt Law Firm, LLC is experienced in handling weapons possessions cases throughout the State of Georgia, including charges that involve possession of a firearm during a felony, possession of a sawed-off shotgun or silencer, possession of a concealed weapon. If you’ve been charged with weapons possession in Georgia, contact our legal team to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Mr. Abt has established relationships with prosecutors throughout these counties to assist you in getting the best possible result for your case. We have over 26 years of experience helping people in Atlanta and surrounding areas that have been accused of weapon crimes. We have also successfully handled over 2,500 cases and over 100 jury trials.
Contact our experienced Atlanta weapon crimes defense lawyers today for a free consultation.