Weapons Charges in Ohio
A conviction on a weapons charge, even if jail time is not allotted as the penalty, can follow a person through the rest of his/her life. A prospective employer or landlord can legally block an individual from a job or place of employment due to a prior record, irrespective of what the penalty entailed. A quality legal defense can impact if an individual will face a misdemeanor instead of a felony charge, and reduce the likelihood that they will be convicted.
Luftman, Heck & Associates represents clients in Ohio arrested on weapons charges, including:
- Carrying a concealed weapon;
- Improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle;
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon;
- Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon; and
- Firing or shooting an object into an occupied building.
Even if you are not facing jail time, a conviction on a weapons charge could have a negative effect on your life. Most employers do not want to hire an employee with a criminal record. Additionally, landlords may conduct criminal background checks of prospective renters; a conviction may affect your ability to rent an apartment.
It is essential that the Ohio prosecuting attorney understand who you really are, while providing evidence that shows you are much more than what your actions in the situation suggests.
If you are not guilty of the charge, our attorneys will raise all applicable defenses to counter the prosecutor’s case. There are a number of defenses which may be used in a weapons case, including self defense, false allegation, false identification, entrapment, and improper search and seizure of the weapon. In certain cases, the act you are charged with may not even be illegal.
Having an experienced attorney on your side in a weapons case can often make the difference between facing felony or misdemeanor charges, or whether any charges are filed at all. Remember, in some cases a defense must be raised during a specific time frame; as such, contact the Luftman, Heck & Associates law firm for an evaluation of your case today.
The Luftman, Heck and Associates Advantage
We at Luftman, Heck and Associates ensure that you will receive the fair trial that you deserve. We make certain that the entire process – from when charges are filed to how final outcomes are delivered – is done legally and adheres to your constitutional rights. A guilty finding for a weapons charge can impact an individual for the rest of their life when going for employment or a place of residence.
There are also many viable defenses for a weapons charge we take into consideration for you as a client, including:
- Improper search and seizure of weapons
- Weapon usage in self-defense circumstances;
- Accidental firing of a weapon; and
- Non-ownership of a weapon in possession.
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