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Atlanta Knife Laws

In Georgia, there are restrictions on the size and type of knife that you can carry. When police enforcement stops a person and finds that they possess knives that are illegal, it can lead to serious legal charges.

It is important to keep in mind that the possession of an illegal knife can act as an enhancing factor in getting criminal charges for other offenses increased to a more serious charge. If you have been charged with knife crime, it is vital to contact an experienced weapon crimes defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Abt Law Firm have over 29 years of experience helping people accused of knife crime in Georgia.

Contact our experienced Atlanta crimes charges defense attorneys today for a free case review at (678) 582-2272!

Illegal Knives in Georgia

There are a variety of knives that are prohibited in the state if Georgia. Possessing these types of knives can result in serious penalties and consequences.

Some of the knives that are illegal to carry include:

  • Darts
  • Locking blades
  • Other knives with blades longer than five inches
  • Pocket knives that have a blade longer than five inches
  • Razor blades
  • Throwing knives

Penalties for Knife Crimes in Georgia

When a person has been arrested on charges of robbery, assault, or sexual assault, they may face significantly longer prison terms if they possessed a dangerous weapon, such as a knife. If the crime is charged as a more serious felony, the person may be facing decades in prison, as well as large fines. Also, a felony charge for possession of a dangerous weapon can cause a person to lose their right to carry a firearm after they served their sentence.

In addition to the felony charges and misdemeanor charges for carrying a knife in violation of the law, a person who carries a concealed knife with the intent of using it to commit an offense against another person can be charged with a misdemeanor crime. The penalty for this may be a sentence of up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

A person is prohibited from entering into the following premises with a knife:

  • Certain government buildings
  • Courthouses
  • Jails
  • Mental institutions
  • Places of worship
  • Schools and other locations where children regularly are present

Getting arrested with a concealed knife in any of these locations, can find himself charged with a serious crime. It is important to have the right legal representation to avoid the life-altering consequences of a conviction for a dangerous weapon related crime.

Aggressively Advocates for People Accused of Knife Crimes in Georgia

The Atlanta criminal defense firm of the Abt Law Firm, LLC understands the many nuances of the law and will work with you to obtain the right results. We have over 2 decades of experience helping the people of Atlanta who have been accused of knife crimes. We have successfully handled over 2,500 cases and over 100 jury trials.

If you do not want a criminal record, call our Atlanta knife charges defense lawyers immediately at (678) 582-2272! We offer free consultations and are available 25/7 for our clients.

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