If you or a loved one has been charged with a weapons related offense, it is imperative to obtain an experienced St. Louis criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Prosecutors and judges take weapons offenses very seriously in the state of Missouri. In Missouri, weapons charges can carry serious consequences, including but not limited to:
- A prison or jail sentence
- Substantial fines
- A permanent criminal record
- Inability to obtain employment or housing due to a criminal conviction
- Deportation or inability to gain citizenship if you are not a U.S. citizen.
If you or loved one is facing weapons charges, it is imperative to hire an experienced Missouri criminal defense lawyer, who can carefully evaluate all of the circumstances and present a defense. Frequently, prosecutors and judges assume the worst about individuals facing gun charges. Often times, bail will be set much higher than other it would for other charges of the same felony class.
However, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the gun was yours. Additionally, we can challenge the the circumstances of the stop or search that led the police officer to find the gun in the first place. Please do not hesitate to contact us today if you are facing weapons charges.