Winston-Salem Weapons Charge Defense Attorney
Defense Against Weapons Charges
If you are facing criminal charges involving firearms or other deadly weapons, the implications could be severe. In addition to the fines and imprisonment, a firearm conviction on your permanent record could make it difficult to secure a job, obtain housing and maintain your reputation in your community.
Gun Violation Lawyer In Forsyth, Davidson And Davie Counties
Facing the criminal justice system can be intimidating, especially if it is your first time. At John E. Fitzgerald, Attorney At Law, I have handled thousands of cases, and my staff and I can help you through every step of the criminal justice process. With more than 20 years of experience as a Winston-Salem weapons charge defense lawyer, I have thorough knowledge of the process ahead of you and the options available to minimize the damage that these charges could have on your life.
Firearm And Weapons Charges
I defend clients against a range of weapons charges, including:
- Weapons charges: Weapons possession charges can include possession without a permit, carrying a concealed weapon, illegal weapons distribution and trafficking.
- Weapon possession as an aggravating factor: The presence of a deadly weapon can elevate a misdemeanor to a felony. An otherwise misdemeanor shoplifting or larceny charge can become a felony if a deadly weapon is involved.
- Felon in possession of a firearm: In North Carolina, it is illegal for anyone with a felony conviction to buy, own or possess a firearm. Once you have a felony conviction on your record, possession of a firearm becomes a separate crime.
In weapons charges, it is important to feel comfortable with your lawyer, and to know your attorney will be there for you. I intentionally limit my practice to criminal and traffic defense, and I only represent clients in Forsyth County, Davidson County and Davie County. This allows my staff and I to remain present to my clients in their cases. When you work with my law firm, my staff and I stay in contact with you and help you through every aspect of your criminal defense matter from beginning to end.
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