Weapons Offenses

Weapons Crimes Span A Broad Range Of Offenses

Weapons crimes are unique because you do not have to actually use a weapon to be arrested. Simply possessing the wrong type of weapon can get you into trouble. If you were charged with a weapons crime, you need an aggressive and experienced lawyer to protect your rights. We are the attorneys you need on your side. Call the Law Office of John J. Leunig today. We have extensive criminal defense experience and can represent you in weapons offense and violent crime matters in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Speak with us to learn how we can help you fight these charges. We will thoroughly investigate the case against you to determine the facts as we build your defense. You can rely on us to use all of the resources at our disposal to build a strong case

“My weapons crime experience includes defending a client from Chicago who was charged with felony assault for allegedly knifing a man in a downtown bar. He faced a presumptive prison term, but after a protracted legal battle and with trial appearing imminent, we settled the case with the result that the client was not a lifelong convicted felon. Instead, he received service of local jail time with work release in his home state.” – Attorney Leunig

Carrying A Weapon Can Increase Penalties For Other Crimes

Weapons charges can include:

  • Unlawful discharge
  • Violating concealed carry law
  • No license/permit
  • Felon in possession
  • Fleeing a police officer with a weapon
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery

When a weapon is found during the commission of another crime, you will face more severe charges and penalties. You don’t have to use the weapon in the crime; just having it on you is enough. For example, you can be charged with first-degree robbery if you have a weapon on you during the offense. If you are convicted, you can face penalties of up to 20 years in prison and up to $35,000 in fines.

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