Las Vegas Weapon Charges Defense Lawyers

Nevada has strict laws pertaining to weapons. If you have been arrested for a weapons crime, you may be facing years in prison, expensive penalties and a permanent criminal record. Although Nevada allows adults to purchase and openly carry firearms without a permit, a concealed handgun permit is required to carry a concealed firearm on your person. However, there are certain restrictions pertaining to a concealed handgun permit. If you were arrested for a weapons crime, it is advisable to obtain experienced and qualified legal representation as soon as possible. We offer a free case consultation to review your legal options.

Nevada’s Concealed Handgun Permit

In order to obtain a concealed handgun permit, there are certain restrictions that apply. If you do not comply with the appropriate laws, you may face prison and fine. Some of the restrictions include:

  • Age – you must be at least 21 years old
  • Course – all applicants must complete a firearms safety course
  • State of mind – you must not have been declared insane, incompetent or otherwise be of unsound mind
  • Addiction – you must not be addicted to alcohol or drugs
  • Prior convictions – you must not have a prior record of violent crimes
  • Domestic violence – you must not have a domestic violence conviction
  • Probation, parole – you may not be on probation or parole
  • Falsifications – you must not have misrepresented past firearm permit applications
  • Penalty – 1 to 5 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine

Other Weapons Crimes

In Las Vegas and throughout the state of Nevada, it is illegal for a person to carry the following concealed weapons:

  • Pistol, revolver, gun or other firearm
  • Other dangerous or deadly weapon
  • Dirk
  • Dagger
  • Machete
  • Explosive substance other than ammunition
  • Belt buckle knife

Complimentary Consultation with Las Vegas Weapons Crimes Attorney

If you were arrested for violating any of the above, it is advisable to obtain aggressive, knowledgeable legal representation at the earliest time possible. We represent clients in Las Vegas and throughout the state and those who have been charged with concealed handgun weapons crimes, as well as all other weapon violations. There are various legal defensive strategies that may be utilized in seeking a dismissal, not guilty verdict, probation or fine in lieu of jail or prison time. We are aggressive, pro-active attorneys who fight on behalf of our clients to ensure the most positive results possible. Our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers represent permanent Las Vegas residents, tourists, and travelers. To schedule a free case review, call our office now.