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Guns/Weapons Charges

Get Strong Defense Against Gun and Weapons Charges

Minneapolis criminal defense attorney represents clients charged with illegal weaponry offenses

For more than 20 years, Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC in Minneapollis, Minnesota has successfully advocated for clients charged with violations of state and federal laws involving weapons.

Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Jeffrey O'Hara has earned the respect of the legal community through meticulous research on behalf of his clients and his courtroom demeanor. We know that good people make mistakes and we want to help you get the second chance you deserve.

Understanding knives, guns and other weapons charges in Minnesota

Prosecutors at both the state and federal level take weapons crimes seriously. Some of the most common weapons charges include:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon — Any person who conceals and carries a pistol, dagger, dirk, stiletto or a double-edged non-folding stabbing instrument of any length is charged with a felony, punishable by up to five years in the state prison or a fine up to $2,500.
  • Carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent — Any person who carries a pistol or other firearm or dagger, dirk, razor, stiletto, or knife with a blade more than three inches long is charged with a felony, punishable by up to five years in the state prison or a fine up to $2,500.
  • Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of felony — If you have been convicted of a felony and possess, use, transport, sell, purchase, carry, shop, receive or distribute a firearm in Minnesota and have not satisfied all fines, prison terms, probation and parole conditions within three to five years (depending on the nature of the felony) of the conviction, you have violated state law and are charged with a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of $5,000 or both.
  • Illegal weapons — Manufacture, distribution, sale and possession of certain weapons are considered illegal in Minnesota. These weapons include short-barreled shotguns and rifles, and armor-piercing ammunition.
  • Possession of firearms on certain premises — It is against state law to have a firearm in a depository financial institution, a church or other house of religious worship, a court, a theater, a sports arena, a day care center, or a hospital. Violation of this law is a misdemeanor, and penalties include imprisonment up to 90 days, a fine up to $100 or both.

Minnesota and federal laws against illegal weapons and other firearms charges are complex, and successful defense against them requires in-depth knowledge and criminal defense courtroom experience. We have these skills and we apply them to help you achieve the best possible outcome through an aggressive defense.

Fight against weapons charges. Contact us for your free, no-risk consultation.

Get the legal help you need to minimize the charges against you. Call Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC in Minneapolis at (612) 605-6020 or use our online contact form to tell us about your situation. We are available around the clock to answer emergency calls.