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St. Louis Weapons Charges Attorney

As a criminal defense attorney, l represent individuals accused of nonviolent and violent offenses, including drug crimes, gun and weapons crimes, and assault and battery. Whenever possible, I aim to have charges dismissed or reduced.

Dedicated St. Louis Attorney Defends Individuals from Gun and Weapon Allegation

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Crimes involving firearms in St. Louis are a complex matter governed by numerous state and federal laws, and even a state constitutional amendment.

The penalties for being convicted of a weapons charge in St. Louis can be severe and the overall consequences can last a lifetime, including the inability to own or possess firearms, job loss, and the inability to obtain many jobs or rental residences. In many cases, a criminal charge involving a firearm may result in enhanced or additional charges.

Anyone accused of a crime involving a firearm or other weapon should always assert their right to remain silent when questioned by law enforcement and reach out for help from an experienced St. Louis criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. You will never talk your way out of trouble. Anything you say will be used against you and statements made to law enforcement may prevent your attorney from pursuing any number of defenses on your behalf.

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Gun Charges in St. Louis

Complexities of law and the many scenarios involving allegations of criminal wrongdoing with firearms make it difficult to state criminal penalties outside the facts and circumstances of a particular case. The charges involved, the type of firearms, proximity to school, church or government building, and the defendant's criminal record can all have significant impacts on a case. 

Common criminal charges involving weapons include: 

  • Owning or possessing weapons as a convicted felon. 
  • Altering or removing identifying marks on a firearm. 
  • Possession of a firearm while being in possession of a controlled substance. 
  • Possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
  • Possession of a firearm during a domestic violence incident. 
  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit or in violation of the law. 
  • Discharging a weapon against local ordinances or state law. 
  • Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling or vehicle. 
  • Discharging a firearm near a school, church or court. 
  • Illegal purchase or sales of a firearm. 
  • Illegal alteration of a firearm. 
  • Criminal threats involving a firearm.
  • Committing a crime with a firearm. 
  • Possession of a stolen firearm.

Many weapons charges are Class C felonies, carrying up to a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Other gun charges can be enhanced to Class C based on the circumstances, including previous criminal conviction, being a fugitive or illegal alien, being dishonorably discharged from the armed forces, being convicted of domestic violence, or being the subject or a restraining order. 

Other common charges involving a firearm include: 

  • A Class D felony carries up to 7 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. 
  • A Class A misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

A Class B misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine.

Weapons Charges Defense in St. Louis

The United States Constitution takes seriously the rights of its citizens to keep and bear arms. But it’s always up to criminal defendants to assert those rights. If you are facing any type of criminal charge involving a firearm, contacting an experienced St. Louis defense attorney is the best thing you can do to protect your rights, your freedom and your future. 

There are many defenses to these charges. Conversely, a conviction can significantly reduce your gun rights and will typically result in increased penalties for any future violations.

Strong Representation for All Types of Federal Weapons Charges

Bert Fulk, Attorney at Law in St. Charles delivers comprehensive legal support for any weapons issue governed by federal law, including:

  • Second Amendment rights
  • Brady Bill background checks
  • Alleged sale to ineligible purchasers
  • Possession in prohibited federal areas
  • Registration and weapon classification

I have the background and knowledge to guide you through the specific rules and procedures in federal court.

Contact a law firm ready to fight for you in Gun and weapons litigation

If you have been accused of a weapons-related crime, you need a dedicated advocate with experience defending against all types of gun and other charges. Call 636-336-0749 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.

With offices located in St. Charles, Missouri, Bert Fulk, Attorney at Law is ready to deliver a strong defense for you in a gun case or other criminal matter.

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