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Georgia is just one of many states that have recently become embroiled in the battle for gun safety and consumer gun possession rights. Georgia has specific guidelines in place for the purchase, possession, and use of guns and other weapons. It is important that any Georgia resident to be aware of current laws and proposed changes if they are considering owning or operating a firearm. Violating gun laws can result in serious penalties that will put your future and freedom at stake.

At The Abt Law Firm, LLC, our Atlanta gun crime defense attorneys are ready to fight for the rights of any Georgia resident charged with a weapons violation due to purchasing or owning a gun. We have over 26 years of experience helping the people of Atlanta who have been accused of gun crimes. Our firm has successfully handled over 2,500 cases and over 100 jury trials, and we are equipped to help you obtain favorable results for your case.

Contact our Atlanta gun crimes defense lawyers today for a free case review at (678) 582-2272!

Misdemeanor Gun Crime Penalties in Georgia

While you may legally store your firearm in your home, car, or your place of business without holding a license, you must apply for a permit with your county probate court if you want to carry it outside of your property. Having a hunting or sporting license allows you to carry your firearm outside of your property. Failing to follow these regulations can result in serious consequences. Misdemeanor charges can result from the purchase, possession, or use of a firearm, in several ways.

The most common examples include:

  • Hunting: Individuals who do not have a valid hunting license can be charged with a misdemeanor offense for carrying a weapon on someone else’s property
  • Aim: Anyone who aims a firearm at another person, even if the weapon is not loaded, is subject to a misdemeanor charge
  • Fire: Anyone who discharges a firearm within 50-yards of a public street or highway is subject to a misdemeanor charge
  • Carrying: Anyone carrying a concealed weapon into a government building, nuclear power facility, place of worship, healthcare facility, or polling location is subject to a misdemeanor charge
  • Discharge: Anyone discharging a firearm on public or private property, or while intoxicated, is subject to a misdemeanor charge

Felony Gun Crime Charges in Georgia

In addition to the misdemeanor charges, individuals operating a firearm illegally may find themselves subject to felony charges.

The most common examples include:

  • Minors: Anyone providing a firearm to minors is subject to a felony charge punishable by up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $5,000
  • Solicitation: Anyone soliciting a dealer to provide a firearm to someone else is subject to a felony charge
  • Carrying: Anyone intentionally altering or editing document concerning carrying a firearm may be subject to a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison

Commonly Asked Questions

There are a few frequently asked questions regarding gun laws, including:

When is it legal for a minor to carry a gun?

The only times that it is legal for a minor to carry a gun is when he or she is in a hunting safety/education program, a shooting range, or competitions for educational and vocational purposes.

Additionally, minors can apply for a hunting license with the express permission of their parent or guardian.

Does my employer have the right to search my vehicle for a firearm?

Employers cannot legally search your vehicle as long as you hold a valid license to carry a weapon. If the vehicle belongs to someone else or your employer, then you may be subject to employer searches.

Gun Lawyers Near Me

Since there are numerous elements to Georgia’s gun laws, it is crucial that anyone with questions, comments, or concerns, seek the aid of a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in gun-related matters. At The Abt Law Firm, LLC, our experienced Atlanta gun crime defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of anyone who is accused of committing a gun-related crime.

The complexities of Georgia’s gun laws are many, and it is always best to get the legal guidance that will make a difference.

To keep your record clear, contact our team today for a free case review at (678) 582-2272!

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