Weapons Charges Attorney
If you are facing a weapons charge in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or one of the surrounding communities, you have a lot at stake. Entering the courtroom without an experienced weapons charges attorney could be one of the biggest mistakes you’ll ever make.
As a former prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer Max Keller can protect your gun rights, help you avoid jail time, and keep you from having a criminal conviction on your record.
If you have been charged with a weapons crime, call Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys at (952) 913-1421 to schedule your free consultation.
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Defending Clients Facing Weapons Crimes Charges throughout Minnesota
In many instances, people are wrongly accused of weapons crimes simply by exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Crimes like these carry significant penalties that can include jail or prison time, substantial fines, and the loss of gun rights.
Without a criminal defense attorney to defend you against a weapons charge, your chances of spending time behind bars are significantly increased.
Contact a Minnesota weapons charges attorney at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys for help.
How Strict Are Minnesota's Gun Laws?
Minnesota has laws in place to regulate the use of dangerous weapons. A dangerous weapon is any weapon capable of causing death or great bodily harm. While exceptions are made in cases of self-defense, individuals can face hefty fines and jail time for violating gun laws enacted by the state and federal government.
Minnesota’s laws regarding shotguns and hunting rifles is relatively lax. However, handguns and semi-automatic weapons fall under higher levels of regulation. Under Minnesota law, a person generally has the right to carry a handgun or pistol in a public place if he or she has a “permit to carry” license.
There are some exceptions to this rule, however, such as when the public place explicitly prohibits dangerous weapons and guns. In some counties, including Hennepin County, churches have the right to ban weapons and firearms.
At Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys, our Minnesota weapons defense attorneys represent clients who are facing different types of weapons charges and gun crime allegations, such as:
- Carrying dangerous weapons without a permit
- Possession of an unregistered gun
- Unlawful possession of a firearm in public
- Assault with a dangerous weapon
- Brandishing a firearm
- Possession of a firearm by a minor
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Intentional discharge, reckless discharge, or another unlawful use of a weapon
- Unlawful sale of a firearm
- Illegal transportation of weapons
- Possession of automatic firearms or other federal weapons charges
- Negligent storage of a dangerous weapon
A Weapons Charge Can Exacerbate Other Charges
A weapons charge can increase the severity of other charges against you. An individual who brandishes, discharges, or possesses a firearm while committing a crime is subject to a gun crime enhancement. For instance, if a gun was present during a drug sale, the charges and penalties faced by a defendant could be higher. Defendants need an attorney who understands the interplay between the many types of criminal charges, including weapons crimes, assault, robbery, sex crimes, drug crimes, and violent crimes such as homicide.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Weapons Charge?
As a former prosecutor, Minnesota criminal defense lawyer Max. A Keller has experience on both sides of the fence. He has handled thousands of criminal cases throughout Minnesota, making him well-equipped to handle the interaction between a gun crime and other criminal charges. His comprehensive knowledge of federal and Minnesota law, as well as his considerable experience handling thousands of criminal cases, makes our firm well-equipped to provide effective representation aimed at reducing or eliminating your charges, fines, and prison time.
Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys Is Committed to Defending Your Second Amendment Rights
At Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys, we pride ourselves on our commitment to protecting our clients’ rights (including their Second Amendment right to bear arms), reducing or eliminating charges, and providing knowledgeable legal advice. We maintain constant communication, via phone and email, and treat all of our clients with the utmost respect and dignity. Moreover, we are available to our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week to handle any questions or pressing legal concerns.