Akron Gun Offenses Criminal Defense Lawyer
Gun Offense Attorneys Serving Akron, Ohio
“The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security;”
-The Ohio Constitution
As Americans, we have the freedom to protect ourselves. However, there are still firearm laws to follow. An arrest for a gun offense can have serious consequences and jail time penalties. If convicted, a gun offense can impact the rest of your life. It could effect employment or professional licenses you may attempt to get in the future.
We Defend Concealed Carry License Offenses
Ohio is an open carry state and individuals are able to carry firearms legally as long as they obtain a concealed carry license. However, there are several places you are not allowed to carry a gun. There are also transportation laws regarding driving with a firearm in the vehicle.
Gun laws are always changing and we understand you may not have known you were breaking a law. Ohio gun and firearm laws regulate the use, sale, manufacture, and transportation of weapons.
Prohibited Locations and Transportation of Firearms
Several locations are automatically prohibited such as police stations, sheriff offices, correctional institutions, courthouses, child day-care centers, school safety zones, airport terminals or commercial airplanes, mental institutions, many government facilities, and universities (unless locked in vehicle).
There are strict laws surrounding the transport of firearms in a vehicle. The handgun must be in a closed package, box, or case, in a compartment that can only be reached by leaving the vehicle. If you get pulled over by a police officer you must immediately notify the officer that you have a concealed carry gun license and there is a weapon in the vehicle.
You probably have noticed “No Gun” signs on businesses indicating it’s against the law to carry a weapon inside. Business owners have the right to post a sign, even if their business is not on the list of prohibited locations. These signs are legally binding, and you can be arrested if you don’t respect the owner’s wishes.
It is Our Passion to Protect Your Constitutional Rights
We are experienced with the gun laws and state prosecutors tactics in court. We have handled numerous firearm offenses with favorable outcomes. It is our passion to protect the constitutional rights of our clients and we will do whatever it takes to assure you have a powerful defense.
Contact Me Today
Contact me today for a free consultation and we will answer your questions. We are committed to providing the best legal counsel available. We work to protect your rights and your freedom.