Defending Felons Charged With Possession Of A Firearm
Possession of a firearm by a felon is a violation of both Missouri and federal law, and you can be charged in either state or federal court. In 2008, Missouri statutes were changed, moving from a narrower approach to one that is more comprehensive in scope. In general, Missouri laws are stricter than federal laws. Nevertheless, effective defense strategies exist in many cases, regarding both state and federal charges. You should speak with an attorney with experience in weapons violation cases regarding your case.
Defending The Accused In State And Federal Courts
Richard H. Sindel, Inc. provides aggressive representation for people charged in Missouri state and federal courts. With extensive experience in felon in possession cases, we understand the nuances and complexities of the law as they apply in both legal systems.
We will carefully examine all aspects of your case, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome. The answers to these and other questions may form the basis for an effective defense:
- Did the police or investigators violate your constitutional rights?
- Were you in fact actually in possession of the firearm?
- Did the weapon in question actually belong to another resident in your home or another passenger in the vehicle you were in?
- Are you really a felon as defined in the statute?
Often state prosecutors bring felon in possession charges in conjunction with another charge, such as robbery, assault or domestic assault in the first degree. Our lawyers have experience in all types of felony crime cases, and we will defend you against all charges you face.
Contact Us: Providing Vigorous Defense Representation
Have been accused of being a felon with a firearm? Questions about maximum penalties for felons possessing firearms? In St. Louis or elsewhere in Missouri or Illinois, turn to Richard H. Sindel, Inc.. Complete our online contact form for a consultation with an experienced and dedicated attorney.