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.).
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:
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