We understand that this might be your first encounter with the Ohio criminal justice system. An arrest for a firearms or illegal weapons crime can carry stiff penalties and the chance of jail time. Furthermore, an arrest and conviction can have a permanent impact on the rest of your life.
It might impede you from getting a job or certain professional licenses in the future. We know this is a frightening prospect for you. At Suhre & Associates, our Criminal Defense Attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time. It is important that you have an attorney you can trust representing your legal rights. Just knowing that you have someone in your corner can be a tremendous help.
Gun laws are always changing and we realize that you may not have known that you were committing a crime when you were arrested. Ohio gun and firearm laws regulate the use, sale, manufacture, and transportation of weapons.
Ohio is an open carry state and does not prohibit the open carrying of firearms unless in certain locations. According to the Attorney General’s summary of Ohio’s CCW laws and application process, “Ohio’s concealed carry laws do not regulate “open” carry of firearms. If you openly carry, use caution. The open carry of firearms is a legal activity in Ohio.
You need to have an experienced attorney who can explain your unique situation and implement a plan to resolve your case for the best results.
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Although some people are licensed to carry a concealed weapon, the majority of us are not. If you are caught knowingly carrying a deadly weapon or handgun that is concealed on you or concealed within reach you may be charged with this offense.
Gun Crime Punishments
Gun crime punishments range from a simple misdemeanor charge carrying a $500 fine all the way to a 1st degree felony charge with up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 fine. If you have had a prior conviction for a gun crime or a violent offense this may to lead to the most severe punishments.
A weapons offense charge in Ohio is a serious crime and is prosecuted aggressively. Call me today to discuss the weapons charge you are facing. I will explain your situation in clear terms and let you know exactly what to expect, every step of the way.
And if you are a convicted felon, and are arrested and convicted for firearms possession, you’ll likely be returning to jail. We will evaluate all the evidence to aggressively defend you. If we cannot beat the case at trial, we will negotiate the best possible resolution for you.
If you are facing illegal gun or weapons charges, contact our Cincinnati Illegal Firearms and Weapons Defense Attorneys.