There are a wide variety of weapons charges that can be imposed on an individual, and Maryland takes weapon charges very seriously. The penalties for a gun offense are often much worse than not carrying an illegal firearm in the first place.
Although there are perfectly good reasons why a person may be carrying a weapon unlawfully, law enforcement is obligated to conduct an arrest where charges can be pressed against you. If you are concerned that you were, or may be charged with a weapons charge, talk to a skilled Baltimore criminal defense lawyer who can help you to understand the options at your disposal.
The penalties for various weapons charges are severe, and offenders should think twice before knowingly breaking these important weapons laws.
Those who are charged with unlawfully carrying a handgun for the first time may face anywhere from 30 days to 3 years behind bars, while two-time offenders face a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 10.
If a person is found to have more than 2 offenses, the minimum sentence is upgraded to 3 years but the maximum remains the same. Carrying a handgun illegally on school property will garner a decidedly more harsh penalty, with first time offenders facing anywhere from 90 days to 3 years in prison, and two-time convicts tasked with anywhere from 3 to 10 years behind bars. More than 2 of this offense awards a minimum prison term of 5 years, with a maximum of 10.
There are many possible defenses to fight your weapon charge, and Richard Miller has over 30 years of experience using them to get successful results for his clients. He’s represented thousands of criminal cases in the Baltimore area.
A former prosecutor he is aware of the strategies that the prosecution will use to try and convict you and knows how to defend against them.
When you schedule a free consultation with our firm we’ll sit down with you and listen to your story. We want to hear from you exactly what happened. Once we’ve heard your side of the story we’ll immediately go to work creating a strategy to defend your rights and get you the best results possible.
When you work with our office you’ll be kept informed of the process the entire way through the case. We’re here to answer all of your questions and make sure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. We understand that going through the criminal justice system can be very stressful and sometimes scary.
We’re here to support you the entire way through to make this process as smooth and easy as possible.