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Experienced And Trusted McDonough Weapons And Firearms Offenses Lawyers

Legal issues involving weapons and firearms offenses are high-stakes matters, with potential consequences ranging from substantial fines to prolonged prison sentences. In such cases, working with an attorney can prove beneficial.

Sexton & Moody, P.C., represents clients from all over Georgia, including Columbus, Athens, Atlanta and Macon. Since 1981, we have offered tailored legal guidance and are trial-ready. We fight for our clients.

What Are Common Examples Of Weapons Charges In Georgia?

Under Georgia firearm laws, firearm offenses can include:

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Illegal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon
  • Illegal sale or transfer of firearms
  • Reckless conduct with a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon on school property

Each case is unique, and the circumstances surrounding the alleged offense will determine the exact charges and potential penalties.

When Is A Gun Crime A Felony Versus A Misdemeanor?

Gun laws in Georgia classify offenses, such as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or using a firearm during the commission of a serious crime, as felonies.

On the other hand, first-time offenses for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit or unlawful possession of a firearm are charged as misdemeanors.

Can You Conceal Carry In Georgia?

Georgia concealed carry laws allow certain people to possess firearms under the permitless carry law. This law allows specific people to carry concealed firearms in public spaces without obtaining a permit.

People over 21 years and not legally prohibited from possessing firearms can carry concealed handguns in most public spaces like streets, sidewalks and parks.

Will You Lose Your Gun Rights If You Are Convicted Of A Felony In Georgia?

Under federal and Georgia state law, those convicted of a felony are restricted from owning firearms. This prohibition extends to both the ownership and the possession of firearms.

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Do not take a chance when your freedom is at stake. Sexton & Moody, P.C., is here to help. Call 770-692-9495 today or contact us online for a free initial consultation in Georgia.