Portland Weapons Charge Attorneys
Defending Against "Felon in Possession of a Firearm" Charges
People convicted of felonies automatically lose their constitutional right to bear arms. The Second Amendment does not apply to convicted felons, no matter how far in the past the conviction occurred. Felons who are caught in possession of a firearm, whether it is a pistol or a hunting rifle, can face severe consequences if they are convicted.
At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., our weapons charge attorneys in Portland have decades of experience that we use to defend felons accused of being in possession of a firearm. Whether the charge is in connection with another offense or it is a stand-alone, we will use our experienced and aggressive approach to pursue the best possible outcome.
Contact us online or call us today at (503) 303-0771 to speak with one of our proficient attorneys and schedule a free case evaluation.
Know Your Rights as a Felon
In many cases, charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm are the result of a simple misunderstanding. A person may have been convicted many years ago, forgotten the firearm restriction, and decided to go hunting. Perhaps the person thought that, after parole, the firearm restriction would drop. Perhaps they thought their conviction had been expunged or reduced in severity. If that person is pulled over for a minor traffic offense en route to the hunting destination, he or she will be arrested. Just because it was a misunderstanding does not mean the police will go easy on you.
It is important to note that the firearm may very well have been obtained legally. There may be no evidence of intention to use the gun criminally. This does not at all negate the severity of the charges. Additionally, these cases are prosecuted both in federal and state court. Charges handled in federal court tend to come with more serious penalties upon conviction. Our knowledgeable weapons charge attorneys in Portland know how to navigate through the federal court system to pursue positive results in these serious criminal cases.
Here are several reasons why you should choose us to represent your case:
- We have over 60 years of in-depth, combined legal experience as criminal defense attorneys
- We have successfully helped thousands of clients resolve their criminal defense issues
- Our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of gun and criminal defense laws
- We are relentless in our efforts to protect our clients and always fight for the best possible outcome
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Our law firm is committed to providing high-quality legal representation for reasonable rates. We are also dedicated to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.
If you are looking for an experienced Portland weapons charge lawyer to defend against felon in possession charges, call Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. at (503) 303-0771, or send us an e-mail.