Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys
Federal courts impose severe penalties for violations of federal weapons laws. These include up to 10 years in prison for a convicted felon who is found to be in possession of a firearm. If you face federal weapons charges, you should obtain representation from an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer.
At Pearson & Paris, P.C., we aggressively defend people accused of federal weapons offenses, including felon in possession and unlicensed weapons trading. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable of the rules of federal criminal procedure. Pearson & Paris, P.C., will defend your rights and freedom with determination.
Contact Pearson & Paris, P.C., for a free initial consultation about a weapons case.
Arvada Weapon Possession Charge Attorneys
If you are a convicted felon, you cannot be in possession of a firearm. Likewise, you cannot be in possession of a firearm if you have a state misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence, or if the action that led to a protective order involved the use of a deadly weapon. Even if you are not charged under federal law, you may still face the Colorado charge of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
And note that the weapon does not have to be in your hand or on your person. Under the concept of "constructive possession" you can face charges if a gun is found in a vehicle you are riding in or in a house where you are living — even if the weapon actually belongs to someone else.
Defenses to an illegal possession of a firearm charge are available however. They could include challenging the basis of the prosecutor's constructive possession assertions, challenging the validity of search warrants or police stops and others. Our firm will use any and all possible defenses when representing you. Pearson & Paris, P.C., will defend your rights and freedom every step of the way.
Free Consultation With an Attorney
Contact Pearson & Paris, P.C., for a free initial consultation with our Lakewood weapons crime attorneys.