Federal prosecutors work very hard to obtain convictions in cases involving federal weapons charges. Even simple possession of a firearm by a felon can result in a federal prison sentence of up to 10 years. In cases where a defendant has a bad criminal record, a mandatory sentence of 15 years to life in prison may apply.
At Hale Law Firm, PC, in Raleigh, North Carolina, we vigorously defend people charged with all types of federal weapons offenses, including:
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Illegal gun trafficking
- Illegal sale of guns across state lines
- Illegal possession of automatic weapons
- Making false statements to a licensed gun dealer when purchasing a weapon
- Straw purchases of weapons
- Transportation of weapons such as bombs, missiles, mines, grenades or other explosive devices
- Possession of a weapon of mass destruction
- Providing material aid to terrorist organizations
We are relentless in the defense of people charged with these, and other federal weapons crimes. When representing you, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.
Defense Strategies In Weapons Cases
Good criminal defense work begins with an understanding of the facts. We will thoroughly review the factual and legal issues in your case, and advise you of your defense options.
Many weapons cases bear similarities to drug crime cases, in that the evidence must be legally acquired by the authorities. We will examine all aspects of these issues such as the legality of search warrants and wiretaps and other defenses based on the Fourth Amendment. Hale Law Firm, PC will vigorously defend you at all stages of the legal process.
Mandatory minimum and harsh sentencing guidelines make federal weapons charges very serious offenses. Our attorney has a comprehensive understanding of federal sentencing guidelines and the criteria judges use when considering departures from the guidelines. If a conviction cannot be avoided, we will work diligently to minimize the penalties you face. We can also explore your options regarding post-conviction relief or the possibility of an appeal.