Minnesota Lawyers for Other Weapons Charges
There is a wide variety of weapons laws throughout Minnesota. These laws also vary greatly between states. If you were charged with a weapons crime in Minnesota, it is important that you work with a lawyer who understands the nuances of these laws and how to defend you from these types of charges.
At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., our attorneys are well-versed in the weapons laws and regulations that affect Minnesotans and visitors from other states. We can help you understand and protect your rights, and we will aggressively defend you against any criminal charges.
To speak with a lawyer at our firm about any type of weapons charges, contact us online. Your first consultation is free of charge.
Common Types of Weapons Charges in Minnesota
- Possession of illegal weapons: Certain weapons are illegal under state law. This includes machine guns, silencers, cheap pistols (commonly referred to as “Saturday night specials”) or sawed-off shotguns.
- Illegal transport of a firearm: When transporting any type of firearm, it must be unloaded and secured, with the exception of pistols carried with a permit.
- Illegal sale: Gun storeowners and other sellers of weapons are carefully regulated. Depending on the type of weapons sold, you may need a permit, take security measures or perform a background check on buyers in order to comply with the law. Additionally, it is illegal to sell replica forearms without a warning sticker.
- Illegal use of a weapon: Certain crimes can be escalated if they involve a deadly weapon such as a gun or knife. This includes charges for robbery, assault and domestic violence. There are also locations where discharging a weapons is illegal, including cemeteries, airplanes and within certain city limits. Furthermore, it is illegal to carry a pistol while drunk or on drugs.
These are just a handful of the laws and rules that involve weapons and firearms. When you work with our firm, we can advise you on your rights. If you are facing charges, we will thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to your arrest for a weapons offense. Then, we will work diligently to build a strong defense against those charges.
Contact a Lawyer About Illegal Gun Possession and Other Crimes
No matter the charge you are facing, we have the knowledge, skill and experience to defend you. Call our Twin Cities law firm at (952) 851-9500, or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation. Our law office is conveniently located in Bloomington, Minnesota, right off Interstate 494 (I-494) and across from the Mall of America, and has ample free parking.