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:

Jail time Probation Parole Loss of right to own weapon Loss of voting rights Significant fines