protecting your rights
Mesa Weapons Misconduct Attorney
Misconduct Involving Weapons Lawyer in Mesa, Arizona
The State of Arizona has very strict and very complex laws regarding guns and other weapons. Although there is no requirement in Mesa for most persons to obtain a license before purchasing or possessing a gun, there are certain exceptions that could result in the filing of criminal charges. If you have previously been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor domestic violence offenses, you may be considered a “prohibited possessor”. Possession of a gun or ammunition by a prohibited possessor in Mesa can result in misconduct involving weapons charges. Although it is possible for a person convicted of felony to have their civil rights restored and avoid this restriction on their rights, most defendants neglect to take this important step after completing their sentence. Regardless of how much time has passed since you completed your sentence or how well you may have performed while on probation, Mesa weapons charges can be filed if you illegal possess a weapon. Mesa prohibited possessor attorney Joshua S. Davidson understands the nuances of weapons misconduct crimes and strives to provide his clients with the best legal and factual defenses available when facing charges.
Mesa Prohibited Possessor Lawyer
Other types of weapons are considered “prohibited weapons” and it is illegal for anyone to possess them. For example, a shotgun or rifle with a shortened barrel, Nunchaku/Nunchucks, and fully automatic weapons are prohibited. Any individual found in possession of a prohibited weapon can be charged with Mesa misconduct involving weapons which is a class 4 felony. Like any other Mesa possession crime, certain defenses do apply and an experienced Mesa Weapons Misconduct Attorney can help you identify them.
Because most defendants charged with being a prohibited possessor have previously been convicted of a felony criminal offense, most Mesa weapons misconduct charges are treated as a repetitive offense and punished more harshly. Trial is also sometimes difficult for those accused of being a prohibited possessor in possession in Mesa because the jury might view you in an unfavorable light because of your prior conviction.
The bottom line is that gun charges are often very serious and require the attention of a skilled Mesa weapons misconduct lawyer who knows how the system works and will aggressively fight to protect your rights. Mesa Weapons Attorney Joshua S. Davidson is a veteran of over 70 jury trials and knows how to give his clients the best chances of avoiding a conviction and prison sentence. Contact his office today if you or a loved one are facing Mesa weapons charges.
The Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC is devoted to the vigorous defense of individuals accused of criminal offenses in Mesa including: DWI/DUI Offenses, Drug Offenses, Vehicular Accidents, Alcohol Offenses, Domestic Violence, Theft, Robbery, Forgery, Burglary, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Weapons Offenses, Homicide, Post Conviction Relief and Probation Revocation matters.
Contact Mesa Weapons Lawyer Joshua S. Davidson immediately to discuss your case.