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Have you been charged with a firearm offense or another weapon-related crime? Orent Law Offices has Phoenix Weapon Charges Lawyers representing clients facing weapon offenses including assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. Contact us at (480) 656-7301 to schedule your free case review.
Weapon charges are treated very seriously. A conviction carries stiff penalties that can include long mandatory prison sentences. You deserve to have a skilled and experienced attorney to handle your case and fight for your freedom.
When you are facing the loss of your freedom due to a criminal weapons charge, you deserve experienced legal representation to help you fight the charge you are facing. Orent Law Offices is here to give you the vigorous defense you need.
Founding attorney Craig Orent is a Phoenix criminal lawyer with more than 33 years of experience. Orent is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer who will put his decades of experience to work on your behalf.
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Orent Law Offices is committed to giving you the best legal defense possible. Contact our law firm in Phoenix, Arizona to schedule your free consultation with a passionate Phoenix weapon charges lawyer who can help.
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3102 is Arizona’s primary weapons statute. This statute covers a broad range of offenses involving misconduct involving weapons.
This law makes the following types of conduct illegal.
Among these offenses, possession by prohibited possessors is the most common.
Note that Phoenix weapons charges are frequently combined with other criminal offenses such as burglary or aggravated assault.
There is a prohibited possessor law in Arizona that makes possessing a firearm a serious crime for certain groups of people.
A prohibited possessor is anyone who:
A prohibited possessor charge is a Class 4 felony in Arizona.
Under ARS Section 13-3107, criminal negligence occurs when someone discharges a firearm within or into the limits of a city. This is a Class 6 felony. Exceptions including legal wildlife hunting, self-defense, and supervised ranges. There are other exceptions for legally discharging a firearm within city limits.
Probation or parole in Phoenix can come with many restrictions. In addition to curfews, restrictions on alcohol consumption, and random home and drug tests, you may be restricted from owning a firearm.
Being in possession of a firearm while on probation is considered possession by a prohibited possessor, a Class 4 felony. When someone is charged with probation violation, they also face arrest and probation may be revoked. This can come with jail or prison time.
Assault with a deadly weapon is a form of aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony. When the offense involves a victim under 15 or a police officer, it becomes a Class 2 felony. Aggravated assault that results in death is a Class 1 felony.
Weapons charges range from Class 3 misdemeanors all the way up to Class 1 felonies in Arizona. The penalties you will face depend on the classification of the offense.
If you are convicted of a felony weapons crime in Phoenix, you face the following penalties.
Of these offenses, the most common is being a prohibited possessor with a deadly weapon, a Class 4 felony.
In addition to a lengthy prison sentence, you may face fines of up to $150,000.
A Class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by up to 6 months in jail. Failing to notify law enforcement of a weapon or bringing a weapon to a polling place or school are Class 1 misdemeanors.
If you are charged with a Class 3 misdemeanor, you face up to 30 days in jail. Being under 21 with a concealed weapon is a Class 3 misdemeanor.
Remember that even misdemeanor weapons offenses can have life-changing consequences beyond jail time.
While you may feel hopeless when facing a serious gun crime or other criminal charge involving weapons in Arizona, there are defenses available. At Orent Law Offices, we may recommend any of the following defenses.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, other defenses may be available.
Facing a serious weapons charge in Phoenix? You do not need to fight this charge alone. A Phoenix weapon charges lawyer at Orent Law Offices will fight on your behalf to protect your rights and seek the best possible outcome of your case.
Contact our law office today to schedule your free case review. We will discuss possible defense strategies and how we think your case will proceed.