Federal weapons laws regulate who can possess or own a firearm or weapon, which types of firearms and weapons can be owned, transported, or traded, where weapons may be possessed or lawfully discharged, and quantities of weapons that may be possessed. Federal weapons violations typically involve interstate transactions.
Federal weapons charges often fall into four categories. Trafficking in weapons or firearms,violent crimes, illegal or unlawful possession, and fraud.
Any kind of federal charge can involve serious penalties. Weapons crimes are no different.
Were you or your loved one arrested or do you think that you could be under investigation for an alleged federal weapons crime in Dallas? Be sure that you exercise your right to remain silent until you have legal representation.
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A person is prohibited under federal law from possessing a weapon or firearm if they:
● are a fugitive from justice
Several weapons and firearms crimes are established in the United States Code, the official compilation of the general and permanent federal statutes of the United States. Unlawful acts in Title 18 U.S. Code § 922 include:
Penalties in Title 18 U.S. Code § 924 includes the following offenses:
Other weapons and firearms crimes listed elsewhere in the U.S. Code include:
● Possession of firearm in federal facility, Title 18 U.S. Code § 930(a) — Up to one year in prison.
Weapons Offenses and Offenders | Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) — Learn more about weapons offenses and offenders in this November 1995 Department of Justice publication. Arrests of juveniles comprised an increasing proportion of weapons arrests, according to the report. The number of federal weapons offenses investigated and prosecuted has increased at least 4-fold since 1980.
Quick Reference To Federal Firearms Laws — This Department of Justice fact sheet lists federal weapons crimes. You can also view all of the possible penalties. Definitions are also provided.
If you or your loved one were arrested or believe that you might be under investigation for a federal weapon crime in Dallas or a surrounding community in North Texas, do not waste any time in finding legal counsel. You are going to want the help of an experienced lawyer in fighting federal weapons charges.
The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy will work tirelessly to possibly get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed. We can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call (817) 422-5350 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.