New Orleans Gun Crime Lawyer
The Second Amendment in the Constitution allows Americans the right to bear arms. This means that adults in Louisiana can buy and own guns. However, the laws can be confusing, as each state has its own variations. In Louisiana, you do not need a permit to purchase a rifle, shotgun, or a handgun. However, you do need one to carry a handgun in public. Some people are prohibited from possessing firearms, such as convicted felons and those convicted of domestic violence. There are also severe restrictions on where you can carry a firearm.
Plus, Louisiana has “stand your ground laws,” which allow homeowners to defend themselves under the “castle doctrine.” This allows people to use reasonable force, including deadly force, to protect themselves against an intruder in their home. It’s possible that homeowners could face charges for protecting themselves under this law.
If you decide to own a gun, you need to be aware of the laws. Louisiana has a high rate of gun violence, so the laws and punishment are strict. If you are charged with a gun crime, you could face felony charges.
Felony charges can change your life forever. That’s why you need an aggressive attorney on your side to fight for you. The team at Palazzo Law Firm is prepared to fight. We are not afraid to take your case to court and argue for you in front of a judge and jury. Contact our experienced New Orleans gun crime lawyer today to schedule a consultation.
Types of Weapons Charges
A person can face weapons charges for any of the following:
- Assault with a deadly weapon. This occurs when a person attacks someone using a gun or other physical object capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or death.
- Illegally carrying a concealed weapon. In order to carry a concealed weapon in Louisiana, you must have a valid permit.
- Negligent use of a firearm. This refers to accidentally discharging a firearm through reckless behavior.
- Felon in possession of a firearm. A convicted felon in possession of a firearm can face serious consequences, including up to 20 years in prison without parole as well as fines of up to $5,000.
- Carrying a firearm on prohibited property. Firearms cannot be possessed on the premises of an alcoholic beverage outlet or at hospitals, airports, law enforcement offices, prisons, jails, courthouses, churches, the state capitol building, and in any school firearm-free zone, including school buses.
Contact Palazzo Law Firm Today
Gun laws can be confusing. If you have been accused of a gun crime, you could be facing fines, jail time, and other strict penalties. The team at Palazzo Law Firm will put in the work necessary to keep your record clean and help you avoid fines, jail time and other penalties. We will help you get the best outcome possible for your gun crime case. To schedule a consultation with our New Orleans gun crime lawyer, fill out the online form or call 504-433-1442.