Weapons Offenses

Charged With Assault With A Deadly Weapon Or Other Weapons Offense? (NCGS § 14-415)

The right to bear arms is not absolute. Both North Carolina and the federal government have passed laws that limit who may carry a gun. A weapons violation can be a simple misdemeanor or a serious felony.

Sentencing for weapons offenses can vary greatly depending on the specifics of the alleged crime. North Carolina law allows for enhanced sentences (longer terms) when a weapon is used during another crime. Contact Roberts Law Group, PLLC, online or call our Charlotte office to schedule a free meeting with one of our defense attorneys if you are facing gun charges.

Effective Defense Against State Or Federal Weapon Charges

At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, our criminal defense lawyers represent individuals charged with:

  • Concealed-carry violations. Possessing a weapon, including a gun, bowie knife, stun gun or brass knuckles without a permit when you are not on your own property is illegal.
  • Carrying a weapon into a bar or other establishment where alcohol is sold.
  • Possessing a weapon on school property.
  • Using a firearm during the commission of a felony or drug crime, including armed robbery, felony aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon
  • Using a firearm to commit a federal drug crime
  • Possessing a weapon after being convicted of a felony
  • Selling illegal firearms

Defending Against Harsh Gun Violations Penalties

Being charged with a federal weapons violation is a serious crime. Depending on the specific situation, such as how the gun was used and the exact charge, the penalties can vary. A typical federal weapon charge is punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and years in prison. Subsequent gun offenses or using a weapon in the commission of another crime can mean substantially stiffer penalties.

Contact Roberts Law Group, PLLC, by e-mail or by phone at 877-880-5753 if you are facing weapons charges in North Carolina.

North Carolina vs. M.W.
Charge: Charge: Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts), First Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
Result: Dismissed

An incarcerated defendant accused our client of participating in the robbery of a group of youth at a party. We were able to raise doubt as to the credibility of this individual. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed these charges, citing a lack of evidence.