Weapons Charges in Maryland
Experienced Representation from Glen Burnie Criminal Defense Attorneys
Weapons crimes are more common than people think. It is not unusual for even those who legally own their firearms to violate the law without realizing it. Many weapons charges are levied against people who didn't even know they were breaking the law in some way. In other cases, weapons charges may be in addition to another serious charge, such as domestic violence, robbery, or assault.
Regardless if you were unaware of your violation or were charged with an additional crime, we have Glen Burnie criminal defense lawyers with the experience and skills necessary to defend you. Call (410) 775-5955!
Dangerous & Illegal Weapons
Many crimes are committed due to a lack of understanding. It is important to educate yourself on what is considered to be a dangerous and illegal weapon in Maryland.
The following could result in weapons charges:
- Sawed-off shotguns
- Automatic Weapons
- Straight Razors
- Star or throwing knives
- Metal knuckles
- Everyday objects, such as carpentry tools
Other details of the offense have bearing on the seriousness of the penalties and repercussions you may face. For example, if the crime was committed on federal property, it can be charged as a federal crime instead of merely a state one. If one of these weapons is taken to an airport or into government buildings, the penalties will be very severe regardless of the intentions behind the action.
Why You Need Representation
Our Glen Burnie weapons crime attorneys can defend you against all weapon charges such as:
- Possession of an illegal weapon
- Assault with a dangerous weapon
- Felon in possession of a weapon
- Armed burglary or robbery
- Carrying a concealed weapon
With these types of charges, the penalties are often very severe if a weapon was present during the crime, even if it wasn’t used in any way and did not harm anyone. Only an experienced defense lawyer can properly assist you through the process and ensure your future and freedoms remain safeguarded.
Contact Ward & Co., Chtd. at (410) 775-5955 to discuss your weapons charges with our team.