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Crafting a defense for firearms violations

On Behalf of | Dec 22, 2021 | Federal Crimes

Owning a gun is not entirely uncommon in Mississippi, and indeed you might be hard-pressed to find someone who is not at least familiar with guns. However, federal law still carries stiff penalties for anyone who is convicted of violating federal firearm law. A conviction on federal firearms violations can follow you for the rest of your life, so it is important to be proactive when facing charges.

Examples of federal firearm violations

A federal firearm violation is more of a broad term that refers to a number of different criminal charges. It is important to differentiate between charges at the state and federal levels, as they carry different potential consequences. Examples of federal violations include:

  • Armed career criminal charges
  • Felon in possession of firearms
  • Illegal possession of automatic weapons
  • Possession of prohibited firearms
  • Possession of weapon connected with a drug crime

Creating a strong defense

Facing federal charges can be a terrifying experience. It can be even worse if you are unsure of where to start when it comes to crafting a strong foundation for your defense. In general, an aggressive defense that fully outlines the strengths of your case is best.

Navigating the world of federal firearms violations is not easy. Fortunately, you do not have to travel this path all on your own. Working closely with knowledgeable and experienced attorneys can help you better understand your charges as well as the potential consequences. You can learn more about firearm violations in Mississippi and how to work toward creating a strong defense by visiting our website.