Violation of Gun Laws

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What Are Gun Laws?

Gun laws control who is eligible to purchase, own, and carry guns in a given state or city. Every state has different gun laws, and gun laws can sometimes be different from city to city. For instance, the gun laws in California may be drastically different from New York gun laws.

Most gun laws govern issues such as:

A violation of gun laws can lead to various legal consequences. Also, being convicted of certain crimes can lead to a loss of the right to own a firearm.

What Are Some Common Violations of Gun Laws?

Common violations of gun laws include:

These types of violations are separate from crimes involving guns as weapons (such as assault, homicide, or armed robbery).

Are there Any Legal Consequences to Gun Law Violations?

Violations of gun laws can lead to legal penalties such as a fine, jail time, and a loss or suspension of one’s gun license. Such violations can often be complex, especially if the person has a criminal history involving violent felonies. A gun law violation generally requires the assistance of a lawyer.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Gun Law Violation?

You may wish to hire a lawyer if you have been involved in a gun law violation. Your attorney can provide you with advice and can notify you if any possible defenses may be available. Also, your lawyer can represent you during any court hearings or meetings.

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Last Modified: 09-14-2016 09:31 PM PDT

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