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Firearms used in criminal acts can mean harsh sentences

The use of a firearm in a crime can make the penalties that you face even harsher. As difficult as this is to think about, you must be realistic about the possible penalties if you are facing these charges. We know that you want to fight back against these charges. We are here to help you handle this.

Know where you can legally carry your gun to avoid charges

Some people tend to think that they should be able to bring firearms and weapons wherever they want without having to face consequences. They often cite the Second Amendment to back up this desire. Unfortunately, this isn't how it works in reality. There are limitations on the places where you can have weapons.

Get an understanding before you make defense decisions

Criminal charges related to weapons are serious legal matters. These charges are almost always classified as violent crimes, which means that the life effects of a conviction might be more than what you initially expected. We can help you find out how a conviction might impact your life, as well as discovering any possible defense options that you might have.

Aggravated assault charges can stem from various circumstances

Being charged with assault is bad enough in itself, but a charge of aggravated assault is even worse. Aggravated assault occurs when there are extenuating circumstances associated with the assault. For example, you might face this charge if you beat someone with something that could be considered a weapon, such as a brick.

Weapons charges require you to think carefully about a defense

Gun charges are serious and can land you in prison for a long time. When you are facing these charges, your defense must be carefully planned. You can't wait until the last minute and think that you can just throw something together. Trying to put off the defense planning might be a devastating decision.

Missouri law forbids brass knuckles in almost all circumstances

Protecting yourself if you get into a fight is something that anyone would want to do. It is important for you to know that how you protect yourself matters. Missouri laws sets some very harsh penalties for weapons-related crimes, so if you are facing one of these charges, you should learn all you can about the elements of the case.

Governor shoots down concealed carry bill

Weapons offenses are very serious offenses that can lead to significant time in prison. People in Missouri who were hoping that carrying a concealed weapon would be a little easier now have had their hopes dashed. Governor Nixon opted to veto a bill that would have allowed people to carry a concealed weapon without having to obtain a permit.

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