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Weapons Charges

The most common type of weapons charges are those where a weapon was used during the course of violet crime, such as burglary, kidnapping, or criminal sexual conduct. In these cases, it's essential to work with an experienced defense attorney to combat the enhanced charge resulting from the weapon. The criminal trial lawyers at Newmark Storms have tried numerous state and federal cases involving various types of weapons (guns, knives, brass knuckles, etc.).

The attorneys at Newmark Storms handle Minnesota, Wisconsin, and federal cases involving weapons crimes and weapons charge enhancements.

While in most cases it is not illegal to possess a firearm—but rather a constitutional right—there are still numerous federal and state statutes that regulate the sale, ownership, possession, and use of guns and other weapons. Some of the weapons crimes in Minnesota include the following:

  • Possession of an unregistered firearm
  • Unlawful possession of a gun (such as by a felon, illegal immigrant, among others)
  • Brandishing a firearm
  • Reckless discharge of a firearm
  • Unlawful sale of a gun
  • Loaded firearm in a vehicle
  • Illegal possession of assault weapons and automatic firearms

Weapons Charge Enhancements
If someone is arrested for any other crime and is caught with a firearm (or another type of weapon), this will generally enhance the severity of the crime. Examples of these criminal defense cases include

  • Illegal drug possession
  • Assault, aggravated assault, and domestic assault
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Murder
  • Burglary, robbery
  • Kidnapping or false imprisonment