According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (Greenfield & Zawitz, 1995), a Firearm Offense under Federal law is a “violation of statutes or regulations that control deadly weapons.” Included in this definition are…
According to that same source, about 2% of Federal arrests are for Federal Firearms violations.
There are numerous specific offenses which constitute a Federal Firearms Offense. The defense chosen will depend largely on which specific Federal Firearms Offense has been charged. For a complete list of Federal Firearms Offenses, click here.
Federal firearms offenses is considered a very serious crime. If you have been charged with this type of crime or any other type of crime. Please contact my office immediately.
Did you know that the most common federal firearm offense is possession of a firearm by a felon?
Perhaps no other topic is of greater concern to anyone facing a Federal Firearms Offense than sentencing. The penalty is the most feared phase of any trial and at the Law Offices of Jason A. Korner, we hear more questions related to the possible penalties than any other. So here is the long and short of it.
Penalties, that is the sentences rendered in Federal Firearms offenses range from 1 year to 30 or more, including death according to the Firearms Offenses Cheat Sheet. For instance, something as simple as “Knowingly in possession of firearm in federal facility” carries only 1 year. However, “knowingly making a sale to a prohibited person” will produce a 10-year sentence if found guilty. Finally, and we do mean final, “Causing death during § 924(c) violation” carries a possible death sentence.
Speaking of Defenses to Federal Firearms Offenses, some of the possibilities include…
If any of these elements are not soundly provable, reasonable doubt may be proven and the defendant found Not-Guilty.
Can I be Convicted of a Federal Firearms Offense if my Partner was the Only One with a Weapon?
The short answer to that question is no. The long answer is sometimes.</p> <p>Depending on the circumstances of the crime, the instigating event, defendants are “not usually” held to the same standard as the person actively carrying the weapon. But they could, under extreme circumstances. If there is any question that you may also have Federal Firearms charges added, get in touch with Attorney Jason A. Korner can help. But waste no time. The sooner you know of the possibility of Federal Firearms charges the sooner we should know.
Will I Get Sent to Prison For a Federal Firearms Offense?
Sometimes, yes. Your criminal defense sometimes plays a major role when it comes to you doing federal prison time for a firearms offense or not.
Can a DWI Be Expunged in The State of Missouri?
Fortunately, yes. However, a DWI can only be expunged in the state of Missouri if certain conditions are met. Click here to learn more about DWI expungement.
41 States have mandatory minimum sentences to prison for certain weapons offenses such as using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Also, some State statutes permit judges to enhance or lengthen an offender's sentence for a crime committed with a deadly weapon.