Gun Crimes

Gun Charge Lawyer in Birmingham, AL

Facing a gun charge is the last thing you want, but when it occurs, you need a firearms defense lawyer who is experienced with gun laws in Alabama. At The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., we rise to the challenge of providing an effective defense for Birmingham gun crimes. Our attorneys offer aggressive defenses for all types of gun charges, digging deep into your case to find justifications and instances of reasonable doubt that may help you avoid a lengthy prison sentence, fines, and the loss of your gun rights. Contact us today to retain a Birmingham gun possession lawyer who will be on your side every time.

Firearm Possession and Gun Laws in Alabama

Alabama has permissive gun laws, allowing both residents and visitors over the age of 18 who are not in a restricted category to open carry and conceal carry their weapons in most places in the state. With some exceptions, no permit is required to buy a gun or to open carry, but it’s unlawful to conceal carry in the state without a permit. The state doesn’t regulate assault rifles, but the law does prohibit buying, possessing, selling, or using short-barreled or sawed-off shotguns or rifles. It’s also illegal to carry a “cane gun,” or a gun disguised as a walking cane.

A felon in possession of a firearm without a pardon, however, may run afoul of the law, and the state restricts those convicted of committing or trying to commit a violent crime from possessing or owning a firearm. This prohibition also applies to those convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse, those under a valid domestic abuse protection order, and those with mental health or substance addiction issues. In addition, Alabama prohibits unlawful immigrants from possessing deadly weapons.

The Role of a Criminal Defense Attorney in a Gun Charge Case

When you need an attorney to defend you against a Birmingham gun crime charge, look for representatives who take their role to represent you in court seriously. Attorneys at the Stoves Law Firm, P.C. specialize in various areas of expertise and can vigorously defend your gun ownership rights in Alabama. Dedicated to preserving your freedoms, our attorneys understand gun rights, weapons laws, and the penalties for violating them. Our legal team develops strong case strategies, defends you in court, and negotiates plea deals for misdemeanor firearms charges when applicable, potentially helping our clients avoid lengthy prison sentences.

The Impact of a Gun Charge Conviction

A conviction for illegal possession or a gun crime can severely impact your freedom and your gun rights for life. Charges may range from misdemeanor firearms possession, which comes with a maximum $500 fine and 6-month prison sentence, to felony possession with potential prison time of up to 10 years and a fine of $15,000 or more. Possession of a cane gun carries a penalty of a $1,000 fine plus up to 2 years in prison.

Potential Penalties for a Conviction on Gun Charges

You may run afoul of numerous gun laws in the state of Alabama that cover activity involving more than just illegal gun possession. For example, you could be faced with a weapons charge for unlawful discharge of a firearm, which may include both fines and jail time, depending on the circumstances and potential damage to life and property.

Possession of a stolen firearm also falls under gun crimes and may lead to a felony conviction with imprisonment and fines. In addition, a gun-related offense for a violent crime such as aggravated assault, murder, or mayhem can result in a lengthy prison sentence, especially if you don’t have the right criminal defense attorney on your side. Fortunately, The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. has Birmingham gun possession lawyers who can take on the challenges of both federal and Alabama state gun laws.

The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. Can Help With Gun Charges in Alabama

Whether you’ve been charged with possession of a prohibited type of weapon, you need a compelling defense for violent events at a public venue with special firearms restrictions, or you’ve been involved in a violent crime, call on our defense team for help with any weapon-related case.

Our criminal attorneys have extensive experience dealing with Alabama gun crimes, creating reasonable doubt with a compelling defense that can potentially get your weapons charges lessened to misdemeanor firearms offenses or dropped entirely. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and see how our Birmingham gun possession lawyers can help you maintain your gun rights and freedom.

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