Chesterton Weapons Crimes Lawyer
Weapons Defense in Lake County & Porter County
Like other states, Indiana places reasonable restrictions on the constitutional right to bear arms. Violations of gun laws are usually felonies, and convictions can lead to time in prison and other penalties. If you are charged with a weapons violation, you need an experienced weapons crimes attorney in Indiana. Call the Law Office of Adam Tavitas for a trusted attorney with decades of trial experience in state and federal court. I can meet you at my office in Chesterton, by appointment in Highland, or travel to you if you are far away.
Charged with a weapons violation? Call our Chesterton weapons crime lawyer at (219) 245-2655 for immediate assistance.
Weapons Violations in Indiana
The state of Indiana and the Federal Government takes weapons violations very seriously. The statutes regarding firearms ownership, sales, possession, and carrying can be complicated and confusing. Unintentional weapons violations may happen due to confusion about the law. In other situations, a person may be wrongly accused of a violation. I have extensive knowledge of state and federal law to provide experienced legal representation for clients facing all types of weapons charges.
The penalties for weapons crimes may include:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon – 2-12 years in state prison
- Carrying a handgun without a license – Up to 1 year in county jail
- Prohibited sales or transfer of a handgun – 1 to 6 years in prison
- Pointing a firearm – 6 months – 2.5 years in prison
- Criminal recklessness – 1 to 6 years in prison
- Firearm with an obliterated serial number – 1-6 years in prison
In addition to jail time, you could face other penalties. For example, you may lose your right to own a firearm, professional licenses, future employment opportunities, and educational opportunities. If you are not a US citizen, your application may be denied and you could be deported. When the stakes are high, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable Chesterton weapons crimes lawyer with experience in both State and Federal Court.
Exploring Possible Weapons Defense Strategies
Weapons crimes can be difficult to defend, but the situation isn’t always hopeless. I take the time to listen to your situation, investigate your case, and work hard to provide the best possible representation for clients facing weapons charges in Indiana.
Arrested for a weapons offense? Call our Chesterton weapons crimes attorney at (219) 245-2655 today or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your defense.