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Charlotte Federal Gun Crime Lawyers

If you face federal weapons crime charge, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Firearm charges in federal court carry harsh criminal penalties. Depending on your Criminal History you could face a minimum prison sentence of fifteen years.

Federal weapons charges are serious crimes. Get legal help immediately. Call 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 for a free consultation.

There are two main firearm charges that a person can face in Federal Court.

  • Felon in possession of a Firearm and/or Ammunition
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)

A person that has three prior crimes or violence or controlled substance offenses or a combination of the two is an Armed Career Criminal and would face a minimum sentence of fifteen years to a maximum of life in prison if convicted of a Violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g).

  • Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence or a drug trafficking offense.
18 U.S.C. § 924(c)

If you are convicted of this offense you face a mandatory consecutive prison sentence. Depending on the circumstances the mandatory minimum sentences could range from five years for simple possession to ten years for discharging the firearm. A second or subsequent conviction carries a twenty-five year sentence.

Contact Our Mecklenburg County Gun and Firearm Offense Attorneys

If you face a Federal gun charges in North Carolina, we are here to provide you with the skilled defense representation you need. Contact us today online or by telephone at 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to arrange a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Charlotte weapons violations attorney.