Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

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Despite the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms under the Second Amendment, Missouri has placed restrictions on this Right, including making it illegal to possess a firearm in certain situations.  The charge is unlawful possession of a firearm.  Most commonly, individuals can be charged with a felony weapons charge if they are in possession of a firearm and have a felony conviction.  There are also other ways to commit unlawful possession of a firearm.

Although unlawful possession of a firearm charge sounds open and closed, it is very important to consult with a criminal defense lawyer that has experience handling weapons charges.  An attorney with experience and knowledge will analyze all aspects of the case.  They will evaluate whether the prosecutor can prove the element of possession and determine whether the alleged firearm is actually a firearm as defined by the statute among other things.  There are scenarios in which firearm possession charges are not open and shut, and they require a diligent weapons charge lawyer.

The Lowry Law Firm’s weapons offense lawyers are familiar with Missouri’s unlawful possession of a firearm law.  Not only will they diligently analyze and assess your case, but also, they know how prosecutors and judges view these cases county to county.  For instance, individuals may receive much different outcomes in St. Louis County compared to outcomes in Jefferson County for an unlawful possession of a firearm offense.  The Firm’s weapons charge lawyers also focus not on whether you committed the crime, but whether the prosecutor can prove it.  They will fight for your rights.  If you are charged with or are a suspect for an unlawful possession of a firearm charge, contact The Lowry Law Firm’s weapons charge lawyers immediately.

The Lowry Law Firm’s criminal defense attorneys handle weapons offenses in the following counties:

  • Franklin County
  • Jefferson County
  • St. Francois County
  • Ste. Genevieve County
  • St. Louis County
  • Washington County