Possession At The Airport, Conceal & Carry Violations And Felon In Possession

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms. The right is not unlimited and does not prohibit all regulation as some erroneously believe.

In North Carolina, there are restrictions on who can legally possess a firearm. If you are charged with a felon in possession offense, you must be aware that it may also qualify as a federal crime. It is important that your attorney understand not only the state ramifications, but also the potential federal consequences. Look for an attorney with experience in both state and federal court who can handle your case no matter where it ultimately is prosecuted.

At Randall & Stump, PLLC, our attorneys practice in both state and federal court. We will fight for you. Our attorneys helped write the book on criminal procedure in North Carolina and know how to identify the strongest defenses.

Call immediately if you are facing any kind of state weapons offense: 704-286-6942.

Charges related to possessing a firearm at the airport are also more serious and include TSA fines and hearings on top of the criminal charges in state court. Our attorneys have the unique experience of successfully defending clients accused of these violations in court and at administrative hearings, which have resulted in cases being dismissed and fines being reduced substantially.

Conceal and carry violations are possible when law enforcement find that you are:

  • Carrying a deadly weapon
  • That was concealed on your person

You must be off of your own premises. A deadly weapon is not necessarily a firearm. It could include a razor blade or other object, but it must generally be within your reach.

A Collateral Consequence Of A Felony Conviction

Under NCGS § 14-415.1, North Carolina law states, "A person that has been previously convicted of a felony cannot possess or have in his or her custody a firearm." Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a Class G felony.

Is It Possible To Get Your Gun Rights Restored?

Yes, in many situations it is. In 2012, the North Carolina Legislature passed NCGS 14-415.4, which allows certain people with prior felony convictions to be able to restore their right to possess a firearm. We can help you restore your right to possess a firearm.

A Strong Legal Defense

If you've been blindsided by a North Carolina weapons charge, where do you turn? First, never give a statement before getting legal counsel. And do not trust what comes up in a Google search; you need individualized legal advice based on the unique facts of your situation.

Call 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to talk with our experienced attorneys during a free initial consultation. You can also reach us online to set up an appointment.