While the Second Amendment is supposed to guarantee citizens the right to bear arms, each state imposes different restrictions on weapons ownership and use. Whether you have been arrested for the unlawful purchase, possession, or sale or a firearm, or another dangerous weapon, The G. Carter Law Firm can provide aggressive, effective, and diligent representation. Our criminal defense attorneys combine tenacity and our deep knowledge of the criminal process to each case. We know what to expect and what it takes to achieve a favorable outcome, whether that means a dismissal, an acquittal, or a reduced charge.
Weapons charges can include:
In Louisiana, a permit is not required to purchase a rifle, shotgun, or a handgun, but a permit is required to carry a handgun.
Certain individuals are legally prohibited from possessing firearms, such as convicted felons, those convicted of domestic violence, and other individuals.
There are also severe restrictions on where you can carry a firearm. School grounds, courthouses, restaurants that sell alcohol, an airport, are just a few of many examples where carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited.
We know the laws can be confusing, so it is important that you consult an attorney to learn where your case stands and how to defend against your charges. Our criminal defense lawyers in New Orleans can help you better understand your rights.
Weapons-related charges are often accompanied by penalties that can include prison time, a fine, or both. Certain aggravating factors can lead to a harsher sentence, such as one's criminal history, whether the weapon was used to commit a felony, and other important considerations.
We are available 24/7 to take your call. We know that time is of essence when you have been arrested, so don't wait to contact us as soon as possible. Our legal team is ready to fight to preserve your interests.
Reach us at (504) 267-1157.