Colorado has strict laws related to the use of firearms. A person generally cannot carry a concealed firearm or knife, but exceptions to this rule exist if a person is in his or her own home or place of business or if the person has a permit to carry a weapon. Colorado may impose gun charges for a gun offense if a person is in possession of a certain type of firearm, such as a silencer, short shotgun or short rifle. Additionally, a person may face gun charges if a weapon was used in the commission of a felony, such as armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, possessing an explosive device in a government building or reckless discharge of a firearm.
Some weapon charges may implicate federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Federal punishments may be harsher, and federal investigations may involve complex wiretap communications and other tedious procedural requirements. If someone has been charged with a gun offense, he or she should ensure that a criminal defense attorney is retained who has knowledge and experience in federal court if the person is facing federal gun charges.
The conviction of a gun charge can carry hefty punishments. Criminal possession of firearms, violent crimes that involve firearms and criminal negligence with firearms can be prosecuted as felonies that may be associated with long prison terms and large fines. Even misdemeanor charges can carry fines of up to $1,000 and a jail term of up to one year.
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Individuals who are charged with a gun crime may not realize the seriousness of the situation. Many times, it can morph into serious gun charges brought by the federal government. Colorado Springs gun charges defense attorneys at The Kohn Law Firm can help represent and defend anyone who is facing litigation for a felony gun offense. The Kohn Law Firm attorneys will analyze the details related to the charge and the process in which evidence was collected in order to derive any arguments against these factors.
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