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Defending Against Weapons Charges In Colorado

The following article will cover:

  • Why weapons offenses can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies.
  • The role that an attorney for weapons charges plays in crafting a solid legal defense.

Defending Against Weapons Charges In Colorado

What Are The Most Common Types Of Weapon Offenses Charged In Colorado?

Our firm handles a wide range of weapons offense charges including, but not limited to:

  • Possession of a weapon by a previous offender
  • Violation of concealed carry laws
  • Possession of a large-capacity magazine
  • Felony menacing with a weapon
  • Being intoxicated while in possession of a firearm
    • (Colloquially referred to as "drunk with a gun” charges.)
  • Illegal discharge of a firearm

The severity of these offenses varies; some are categorized as misdemeanors, while others are felonies. Typically, the type of charge that you face will be determined by the offense you allegedly committed and the circumstances surrounding that situation.

What Are The Defense Strategies In Weapon Offenses Cases In Colorado?

There are multiple defense strategies available to those who face weapons charges in Colorado. The most common and effective of these strategies center around your right to bear arms and the right to self defense.

However, these cases have strict notice and pleading requirements that your lawyer must follow in order to properly utilize the defenses available to you. As such, you’ll need a criminal defense attorney who understands the court procedures that are specific to defending against weapons charges.

For example, in cases where you have to question the very nature of “possession” or ownership, you’ll need an attorney who is well-versed in challenging terms that fall within the realm of legal art. For this reason, working with a lawyer who can craft the right defense strategy, rooted in the nuances of the state laws and your broader constitutional rights is completely essential. For more information on Weapons Offense Charges In Colorado State, an initial consultation is your next best step.

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