About Denver Weapons Offenses and Gun Charges
Weapon offenses and gun charges refer to criminal charges related to the illegal possession, use, or transportation of firearms in Denver, Colorado. These charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies and can carry severe penalties.
Common weapons offenses and gun charges in Denver include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime, and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
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Assault With a Deadly Weapon
In Colorado, a deadly weapon is defined as a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, a knife, a bludgeon or any other device likely to produce death or serious bodily injury. For example, fists can be considered deadly weapons. If proven, the use of a deadly weapon may result in a lengthy prison sentence. These charges must be aggressively challenged.
Gun charges in connection with other crimes
Gun charges are often added to charges of robbery, drug crimes, domestic violence crimes, and other violent crimes, raising the consequences dramatically.
Penalties for gun charges
Penalties for weapons offenses vary depending on the specific charge and the circumstances of the case. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a Class 5 felony and carries a sentence of 1-3 years in prison. Using a weapon to commit a crime can lead to enhanced penalties, and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit is a Class 2 misdemeanor and carries a sentence of 3-12 months in jail.
Defenses Against Charges
Defenses for weapons offenses often include challenging the legality of the search and seizure of the weapon, arguing that the weapon did not belong to the defendant, and asserting that the weapon was not used in the commission of a crime. An experienced criminal defense attorney can determine the best defense strategy for your case and work to protect your rights and freedom.
Without a strong defense, you are at risk of being unfairly convicted or sentenced. It is the prosecutor’s job to convict you – it is my job to see your Constitutional rights are protected, and I will defend your rights aggressively.
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