Firearm Offense Attorney in Atlanta
The Personalized Attention You Deserve Throughout the State of Georgia
If you have been accused of illegally carrying or using a firearm in the state of Georgia, you must quickly find powerful support from a knowledgeable firearm offense attorney in Atlanta. Your criminal defense advocate will need to be able to carefully analyze the specifics of your case, and accurately represent your side in court. There are many complexities in federal and state laws regarding firearms restrictions. You can count on The Law Office of Ahmad R. Crews to support you in obtaining your rights.
Contact us now at (404) 777-0735 whenever you have any questions regarding firearms restrictions, offenses, or penalties.
Comprehensive Handling of Many Types of Firearms Charges
There are many different offenses for firearms in the state of Georgia. Fortunately, you can trust our experienced lawyer to skillfully work for you no matter what the charge is.
Just some examples of the firearm charges we can work to overturn include cases involving:
- Intending to commit an offense by utilizing a gun
- Unlicensed guns
- Purchasing guns for someone else, known as a straw purchase
- Illegally concealed firearms
- Stolen guns
- Shotguns that been illegally tampered with or sawed off
- Unlawfully selling or trafficking firearms
- Illegally using or possessing a gun on federal property
- Wrongful use and possession of automatic weapons, silencers, and other firearms
- Forgetting to register a firearm with the proper authorities
- Possessing a firearm if you are a convicted felon
Georgia's Gun Laws for Felons
Georgia law states that any felons who have been convicted are not allowed to possess firearms. A convicted felon, can never have their gun rights restored.
If a person who has been previously convicted is later caught with a gun in their possession, that person will be forced to face extremely harsh charges and penalties that include high fines and up to five years of incarceration. If the previous conviction was labeled as a "forcible felony," meaning that the defendant had been charged for using physical force and violence or threatening such force, this sentence of five years is the minimum penalty.
Alternatively, those who have been on probation for a past conviction will also face stringent penalties if they are caught with illegally possessing a firearm. Those convicted will often have their probation revoked completely, and will be forced to serve their original length of sentence within a prison.
Can I Have a Loaded Gun in my Car in Georgia?
In Georgia, you are allowed to have a loaded gun in your car. If you do not own the vehicle, you must have permission from the owner of the vehicle to do so. You are not allowed to have a loaded gun in your car if you are prohibited from the law from possessing a handgun.
Do You Have to Tell Police you Have a Gun in the Car in Georgia?
In Georgia, there is no law that requires you to inform an officer that you are carrying a firearm. There is also no law that says you must hand over your weapons carry license, but there is a law preventing police officers from randomly asking you if you have a weapons carry license.
In many cases, people who have been convicted of firearms charges in the state of Georgia have been accused of possessing or misusing a gun in an illegal manner. However, these cases usually occur because of lack of clarity between federal restrictions and state restrictions. It is very common for peaceful citizens to accidentally break a firearm code because they did not know about the particular restriction for a certain location they were entering, or were unaware of a boundary where a different firearm law applied. This is why it is imperative to have a firearm offense attorney in Atlanta who is knowledgeable and experienced about the detailed complexities of firearm laws in Georgia.
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