Federal Gun Crimes

Federal Gun Crimes

Random shootings and the fear of domestic terrorist attacks has placed guns and gun crimes at the center of the nation’s attention.  As a result, federal prosecutors have increased the intensity of investigations involving illegal purchase, transport and possession of firearms.  Being charged with a federal gun crime is a serious offense. A Defendant may be charged with a federal gun crime in conjunction with other offenses, such as federal or state drug crimes.

Types of Federal Gun Crimes

  • Felon in possession of a firearm;
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a crime;
  • Fugitive, illegal alien or drug addict in possession of a firearm;
  • Sale or distribution of firearms to a juvenile;
  • Possession of firearm after being dishonorably discharged from military;
  • Sale or distribution of illegal firearms;
    • Machine gun, fully automatic firearm
    • Firearm silencer
    • Sawed-off shotgun or rifle
    • Semi-automatic assault weapon manufactured after 1993
    • Any weapon that lacks a serial number or altered serial number
  • Sale/distribution of firearms without a valid license or permit;
  • Possession of a firearm by an individual with an active restraining order against him/her.

Consequences of a Federal Gun Crime Conviction

The consequences associated with federal gun charges can have serious implications on a person’s professional and private life. A long jail sentence, hefty fines and the loss of your right to carry a firearm may result.

A strong defense must ensue from the beginning.  You may be falsely accused or you may have had your rights violated by an illegal search and seizure.  A defense attorney with experience in federal crimes can provide the best defense possible. Contact the defense attorneys at Strom Law Firm for a free consultation. 803.252.4800