Our blog post last week focused on who is prohibited from owning a firearm. It is a long list, but one that Californians should be aware of. If you fail to know the law, then you could find yourself facing very serious allegations. And when it comes to federal firearms offenses, the law does not proceed with a delicate touch.
Instead, if you are charged with a federal gun crime you could face potentially devastating penalties. Sure, you could wind up facing significant fines, but if that isn't enough, you could also wind up in prison for years, maybe even decades. Even if you successfully serve your sentence, you could have a rough road ahead of you, as your criminal record may render it difficult to find a job, housing, and acquire an education. Even your neighbors might be aware of your criminal record, which could leave you marked.
In other words, you have a lot at stake when facing federal weapons charges, even if they seem minor. It is therefore in your best interest to put forth as aggressive of a defense as possible. Qualified legal defense teams, like the one at the Law Office of Thomas A Johnson, know how to handle these matters in a way that ensure your legal rights are protected and your side of the story is heard. Our legal team is proud of its reputation, and we routinely represent clients at the negotiation table and in court to get penalties reduced or eliminated.
When your future is on the line, you have to pull out all the stops and enter the legal arena ready to fight. By seeking assistance from an experienced attorney, you might be able to reclaim your life and move past the incident that forced you into the legal system to begin with.