If you had been accused of a crime involving a firearm, you are at risk of facing severe penalties. This includes tremendous prison sentences, major fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record. There are various firearms charges that a person can face in Phoenix, but a criminal weapons charge does not have to lead to your conviction. At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will conduct a full investigation into the charges against you in an effort to get them reduced or dismissed. Our Phoenix firearm crimes lawyers understand the seriousness of these charges, so contact us today for a consultation of your case.
Why Choose Nunez Law Firm?
After facing a serious firearms charge in Phoenix, you need to turn to the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC to help with your case today.
- We bring more than two decades of legal experience to your side and have regularly represented clients through complex criminal defense matters.
- We are dedicated to providing first-class service to every client, which means you will always have direct access to your attorney to ask any questions or raise concerns about your case.
- We believe that everybody deserves skilled and qualified legal representation for their criminal matter, and we will treat you with the respect you deserve.
Common Phoenix Firearms Charges
There are numerous types of charges that could apply related to firearms offenses in the Phoenix area. In some cases, a person is facing a stand-alone gun charge. However, in many instances, a person is charged with a firearm crime in relation to another crime that has allegedly been committed.
Phoenix crimes that involve dangerous or deadly weapons can range in severity as well as potential sentences. At the Nunez Law Firm, we are available to defend clients against a range of gun crimes charges, including the following:
- Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
- Displaying a Firearm
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
- Using a Weapon in a Threatening Manner
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Aggravated Assault
- Armed Robbery or Burglary
It is important to recognize that there are a number of enhancements that can be applied to various felony charges in Arizona related to firearms. An enhancement could result in increased penalties, speak with a Phoenix firearms crimes attorney to understand the charges against you. Enhancements that could be applied to your charges include:
- Possession during the commission of a crime
- Illegal in possession
- Altered serial number
- Unlawful concealment
- Prohibited possessor
- Prohibited firearms
What Are The Consequences For a Phoenix Firearms Charge?
Penalties for gun crimes charges range significantly in severity, and they depend on what type of charge a person is facing. Firearms charges range from misdemeanor offenses to felony offenses in Arizona. Below, we offer some examples of the types of charges a person can face for a firearms offense.
- Class 3 misdemeanor. This will result in up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. A person can face this level of offense if they are carrying a deadly weapon in a vehicle and they are under the age of 21.
- Class 1 misdemeanor. This will result in up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. A person can face this level of offense if they fail to tell a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed deadly weapon, if they enter a public establishment or public event with a deadly weapon without authorization, if they possess a deadly weapon on school grounds, and more.
- Class 6 felony. This will result in up to 18 months to three years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. A person can face this level of offense if they are carrying a deadly weapon In the furtherance of a serious offense or with the intention to commit a violent crime, sell or transfer a deadly weapon to a prohibited person, take the serial number off of a deadly weapon, unlawfully discharging a firearm, and more.
- Class 4 felony. This will result in up to four to eight years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. A person can face this level of offense if they possess, manufacture, transport, or sell prohibited weapons, use a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony offense, and more.
- Class 3 felony. This will result in up to five to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. A person can face this level of offense if they supply, sell, or give a gun to another person and they know that the other person will use the firearm to commit a felony, discharge a firearm towards an occupied structure in order to assist or promote gang violence, and more.
- Class 2 felony. This will result in up to seven to 21 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. A person can face this level of offense if they use, possess, or exercise control over a firearm in the furtherance of an act of terrorism.
How Will An Attorney Benefit Your Case?
The job of a firearm crimes attorney in Phoenix will be to build a solid defense on your behalf. This will include conducting a complete investigation into the charges you are facing. A Phoenix gun crimes attorney can:
- Obtain all evidence related to the case, including photo or video surveillance, eyewitness statements, police records, and more.
- Work to determine whether you have been falsely accused while also determining if you had the right to possess and use the firearm at the time of the alleged commission of the crime.
- Negotiate with prosecutors at every phase of your case, including the sentencing phase if, you face a conviction.
Call Us For A Free Consultation Of Your Case
At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, we have extensive experience handling these cases, and we are ready to help you get through this. We will conduct a complete investigation into the charges against you and work to get them reduced or dismissed altogether so you can get back to living your life. If you or somebody you love has been accused of any firearms crime in Phoenix, you need to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible, contact us online or call us at (602) 500-0000.