Savannah Gun Crime Attorneys
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Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC wants you to know that we have the experience, knowledge, and wherewithal to powerfully defend you in court. Our firm has provided accessible and personalized legal representation for more than 10 years. This is why it is absolutely crucial to have our Savannah gun crime lawyers supporting you all the way.
Weapon Permits in Georgia
In the state of Georgia, laws regarding buying guns are much looser than in other states. You do not need a permit just to buy a firearm. However, in order to carry this gun on your person, whether that means openly or hidden, you are required to have a permit. This does not apply to inside your house or business or even your motor home, where you can keep guns of any variety.
Types of Georgia Gun Crimes
Despite the fact that it might seem that Georgia has more lenient laws regarding keeping guns at home, it has much stricter laws with regards to carrying and using these guns. As a result, there are many harsh penalties for breaking a gun law, even if it was a first and only occurrence, or mistake or miscommunication.
The wide variety of gun crimes within Georgia include:
- Possessing any firearms that are illegal
- Selling a firearm that is classified as illegal
- Holding a gun somewhere on your person or property while on parole or probation
- Possessing a firearm that has a changed serial number
- Possessing a stolen firearm
- Possessing a concealed weapon without proper license or permit
- Committing a different crime but using or possessing a firearm during the process
- Possessing a firearm by a convicted felon/person facing domestic violence charges
- Theft of a firearm
What Are the Penalties for Gun Crimes?
While no one wants to be charged with any crime in the state of Georgia, some of the most severe are those involving weapons. This is because most crimes involving weapons are felony charges, which means that if you are charged, you could face a lifetime of painful consequences. These include long prison sentences, large fines, probation and more. Penalties depend on the type of weapon possessed by the defendant, their intention, their exact behavior, and even their prior criminal record.
Seeking Legal Help
When it comes to determining whether a gun crime is a misdemeanor or a felony, there are a lot of complexities. You never want to leave this to chance, since the highly damaging penalties of felonies can last for a lifetime. Our knowledgeable Savannah gun crime attorneys are trained to spot the intricate details which could save you from going to prison for many years, so you can still be with your family.
At Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC, you have an entire legal team on your side when dealing with serious criminal matters. We are ready to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.