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For the past 15 years, Maria Jones Law Firm has been providing trusted legal counsel to clients charged with firearm and weapon charges in Arizona.


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The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives every American the right to bear arms. However, there are certain responsibilities that come with being a gun owner. Although you do not need a permit to purchase a firearm in Arizona, you are required to obtain one to open or concealed carry. Additionally, certain individuals are not allowed to own firearms. Having a weapon during a commission of a crime can also result in enhanced criminal penalties.

If you have been charged with a weapons offense, our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers at Maria Jones Law Firm can provide you with effective and personalized legal solutions to help you obtain positive results in your case.

With more than 15 years of experience, we will do our best to fight the allegations you face and get your criminal charges either significantly reduced or even dismissed.

Gun Laws & Penalties

A firearm is a loaded or unloaded gun, rifle, shotgun, or other device that fires a bullet, while a deadly weapon is any device designed for lethal use. Weapons that are prohibited in Arizona include rockets, bombs, grenades, sawed-off shotguns, and even nunchucks.

Felons who didn’t have their gun rights restored, those serving probation due to domestic violence or a felony offense, and undocumented immigrants are prohibited from possessing firearms.

The following are the penalties associated with weapons charges in Arizona:

The following are the penalties associated with weapons charges in Arizona:

Class 1 Misdemeanor:

Several misconduct involving weapons charges are punishable by a maximum six-month jail term and a fine of up to $2,500. Common examples include carrying a concealed weapon into specific areas, carrying a deadly weapon onto school grounds, carrying a deadly weapon on election day or at a polling station, or failing to tell law enforcement you have a concealed weapon.

Class 6 Felony:

Several misconduct involving charges carry a maximum two-year prison term and a fine of up to $150,000. Common examples include carrying a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony offense or violent crime, selling or giving a deadly weapon to someone who isn’t allowed to own one, and defacing or possessing a defaced deadly weapon.

Class 4 Felony:

Several misconduct involving charges result in a maximum 3.75-year prison term and a fine of up to $150,000. Common examples include possessing, selling, or manufacturing a prohibited weapon, possession of a deadly weapon (if you are not allowed to possess a weapon), or possessing a deadly weapon while committing a felony drug crime.

Class 3 Felony:

Several misconduct involving charges are punishable by a maximum 8.75-year prison sentence and a fine not exceeding $150,000. Common examples include discharging a firearm in a crowded area for gang-related purposes or selling/giving a firearm to someone with knowledge the other person will use it to commit a felony.

Penalties for Weapons Offenses in Arizona Are Serious – Consult an Attorney to Fight Your Charges

As explained in the above section, penalties for firearms or weapons offenses are serious in nature. Most crimes involving weapons are felony offenses and may result in severe penalties.

Those convicted of a firearms or weapons crime in Arizona may face high fines, jail time, probation, community service, and compulsory restitution to the victim.

Also, a conviction may result in a permanent mark on your criminal record. Needless to mention, a weapons offense, if proven, can have an adverse impact on your reputation as well as good standing in the local community.

Law enforcement officials & prosecutors in Arizona exercise zero tolerance when it comes to weapons crimes. They try their level best to prove firearms and weapons charges. It’s their job.

But, weapons charges can also endanger the lives of innocents. If you have been charged with a firearms or weapons offense in Arizona, you should know that experienced state & federal attorneys will try to prosecute you as aggressively as they can. They will use all their might. This is why it’s advisable to always consult an attorney who can protect your interests.

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Have you or a loved one been arrested for a firearm offense in Arizona? Does the firearm or weapons charge involve illegal possession, sale, distribution and trafficking of a legal (e.g. a gun or a knife) or illegal weapon (e.g. a grenade or an automatic rifle)? Do not panic. Just contact Maria Jones Law Firm and consult a caring and experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney. Consulting a skilled lawyer at an early stage will help you avoid common pitfalls and also allay your worries about the possible outcome.

Firearm and weapons offenses are very serious. Such criminal offenses should always be handled by skilled, resourceful, and experienced Phoenix weapons charges attorneys. At Maria Jones Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys have years of experience defending clients from across Arizona against a wide range of weapons charges.

If you or someone you hold dear has been arrested for a firearms or weapons offense, our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys will use the full extent of the law in your defense. We are committed to defend your rights.

Since a conviction can result in harsh penalties, having our Phoenix criminal defense lawyer on your side can make a huge difference. Do not hesitate to let us fight for you immediately.

We guarantee vigorous criminal defense representation for each one of our clients in Arizona. Our attorneys provide useful information, advice based on experience, and one-to-one attention to all our clients at every step of the way.

Contact us and schedule the same-day free consultation with an experienced Phoenix weapons charges lawyer today for more information.

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