Defending Clients Facing Weapons Charges throughout Minnesota
Weapons charges have become increasingly more common now that Minnesota (along with several other states and the federal government) has further restricted and regulate gun ownership rights. Although weapons charges have become more frequent that does not necessarily mean that the charges are appropriate. In fact, in many cases, a defendant is wrongly accused of a gun crime simply by exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Minnesota’s Gun Laws
In Minnesota, a person generally has the right to carry a gun 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 weapons and guns and, in some counties, including Hennepin County, churches have the right to ban weapons and firearms.
At Keller Law Offices, our Minnesota weapons defense attorneys represent clients who are facing weapons charges and gun crime allegations such as the following:
- Carrying a weapon 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
Weapons Charges Can Exacerbate Other Charges
In many cases, a weapons charge will increase the severity of any other charges against you. For instance, if a gun was present during a drug sale, the charges and potential penalties could be significantly increased. Accordingly, it is important to hire a defense attorney who understands the interplay between a number of criminal charges, including weapons charges, assault, robbery, sex crimes, drug crimes, and violent crimes such as homicide.
As a former prosecutor, Minnesota criminal defense lawyer Max. A Keller has experience on both sides of the fence and has handled thousands of criminal cases throughout Minnesota, making him well equipped to handle the interplay between a gun crime and other criminal charges. His comprehensive knowledge of federal and Minnesota criminal law, as well as our considerable experience handling thousands of criminal cases, we are well equipped to provide highly effective representation aimed at reducing or eliminating your charges, fines, and prison time.
Committed to Defending Your Second Amendment Rights
At Keller Law Offices, 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.
If you are facing a weapons charge, contact Minneapolis gun crime defense lawyer Max A. Keller at (952) 913-1421 to schedule a free initial consultation. We accept credit cards and have convenient locations in both Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Max Keller was interviewed for an article in the Minnesota Lawyer online publication dealing with weapons charges and sentencing guidelines. (read it here)