If you or a loved one faces charges in gun crime, seek proper help from the Peoria gun crimes attorneys at Stewart Law Group defense. The criminal defense attorneys at Stewart Law Group provide a defense you can count on. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.
Gun crimes range from minor offenses involving possession of weapons to severe felonies involving firearms. Gun crimes have been on the rise in recent years, and as a result, gun laws are changing in many states. Even though Arizona has generous gun laws, high-profile shootings and cases of shootings across the board provide prosecutors with plenty of reasons to draw a hard line when it comes to offenses that involve firearms. Generally, the tactics of the prosecution are more aggressive for gun crime cases.
Gun Crimes Defense Attorney in Peoria, Arizona
If you or someone you love faces charges in a gun crime in the state of Arizona, establish immediate legal counsel. Not only does a guilty verdict go on your personal record, it can also affect your freedom, ability to work, chances of renting a home or apartment, and future civil rights of gun ownership. Let the defense attorney’s at Stewart Law Group give your case a free assessment today. Do not go to trial for a gun crime alone. Contact us.
Why Select Stewart Law Group?
You want to choose the right Arizona attorney for your case. Stewart Law Group has courtroom experience with gun crimes and provides a compassionate and determined defense. Here are a few reasons clients trust us.
- The attorneys at Stewart Law Group have successfully served thousands of clients.
- Both attorneys were formerly prosecutors, offering them the experience to assess the next move of the prosecution from firsthand experience.
- Our firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
- Each case receives one-on-one attention from one of our attorneys who sees it through from start to finish.
Types of Gun Crimes in Arizona
Many different gun crimes are misconduct in the state of Arizona. However, severe examples of these crimes sometimes result in felony charges. The following are a few examples of gun-related misconduct.
- Possessing a weapon following a previous felony conviction is gun misconduct.
- Possessing a weapon after conviction of domestic violence is gun misconduct.
- Possessing a weapon on probation is gun misconduct.
- Selling or giving a deadly weapon to a person prohibited to own or carry a firearm is gun misconduct.
- Straw purchasing, which means selling to a person the seller knows or believes to be purchasing the weapon on the behalf of someone who is prohibited from possessing a weapon is gun misconduct.
- Possessing a firearm (or other deadly weapon) on the property of a school is gun misconduct.
- Defacing or altering a deadly weapon is gun misconduct.
Legal and Illegal Search and Seizure
If law enforcement finds a gun in the possession of an individual (the defendant), but finds it during an illegal search and seizure, the weapons charges may not hold up in court. Though the law permits law enforcement officers to search for weapons in legal search warrants and in stop-and-frisk cases, they must have grounds for reasonable suspicion to do so. If they do not, the weapon may not hold up in court as evidence for charges. A defense attorney can perform due diligence to be sure that law enforcement is using the gun legally as evidence. If it is not, it could mean a difference in prison time or freedom. Using evidence illegally procured will not stand in a court of law.