What are Gun and
Illegal Weapons Charges?
Gun and illegal weapons charges may include any of the following:
Having a unlawfully concealed firearm
Unlawfully discharging a firearm
Brandishing a firearm
Carrying a concealed and loaded firearm in a vehicle
Unlawful sale of a firearm
Felon in possession of a firearm
What are National Firearms Act violations?
The National Firearms Act prohibits civilians from owning machine guns,
silencers, certain types of shotguns and other rifles. A violation of this act
would include unlawful, unregistered possession of these items.
Penalties for Illegal Weapons Convictions
Penalties upon conviction of an illegal gun or weapons charge vary
depending on the offense and the jurisdiction but may include:
Loss of right to own weapon
Loss of voting rights