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What is firearms tracing?


There are many legal issues that arise when an individual is accused of a federal firearms offense. Amongst these, the actual possession or sale of a firearm may be key for a prosecutorial conviction. Therefore, the federal government and their prosecutors often address this matter in an aggressive manner. One way they do so is by firearms tracing.

What are some different types of explosives charges?


There are many laws regulating the manufacturing, importation, distribution, and use of explosive devices. The United States government tries to restrict access to these materials to prevent dangerous situations from arising. However, the plethora of statutory law surrounding this area can make it extremely difficult to understand, leaving you susceptible to criminal charges. Therefore, it may be beneficial for you to understand a few explosives offenses so that you know how to avoid them and defend against any such allegations.

It takes determination to defend against federal firearms charges


A previous post here discussed how federal firearms offenses can significantly increase a convicted individual's penalties, even when facing another criminal charge. California and the United States government crack down hard on individuals who use a firearm in the commission of a crime. Therefore, they often prosecute a federal weapons crime to the fullest extent. This threatens an accused individual with several additional years behind bars and other penalties that can seriously damage life.

Weapons crimes as part of another offense


There are many federal firearms offenses. As discussed in a prior post on our blog, it is illegal to mail a firearm across state lines if neither party is licenses. However, weapons offenses can also occur in the course of a robbery, theft, murder, or any other number of offenses. When faced with these criminal charges, criminal defendants may be in for the fight of their life.

Is it against the law to mail a gun?


You might think that, so long as you purchase a gun legally, you can send it to whomever you want. However, this is not the case. The federal government has placed numerous restrictions on the transport and shipping of firearms, and those who run afoul of these laws can be charged with a serious federal firearms offense. Therefore, it is in your best interest to know the law as best as possible before mailing a gun to another individual.

UPS worker charged for alleged federal gun crimes


A Southern California UPS worker was recently taken into custody on numerous federal firearms offenses. Authorities allege the accused individual stole several shipments of guns intended for a Turner's Outdoorsman store located in Rancho Cucamonga. In total, authorities believe the 36-year-old suspect stole 72 firearms, which were then allegedly given to a middleman to be sold on the black market. Both the former UPS driver and the alleged middleman face numerous charges, which include theft of firearms, receipt and possession of stolen firearms, and theft of goods in interstate commerce.

California man charged with federal gun crime


Jeremy Meeks, the man whose "handsome" mugshot went viral on the internet, has now been indicted on a federal firearms offense charge. Authorities say that the charge was levied because Meeks has a 2002 conviction for grand theft, so when he was arrested last month for a parole violation and was found with a gun, he was felon in possession of a firearm, which in some cases is a federal offense. Police allege Meeks was carrying a .45 semi-automatic pistol when he was arrested. If convicted, Meeks could be dealt up to 10 years in prison.

Federal gun crime charges levied against California man


Since weapons, in particular guns and explosives, are so dangerous, the law places strict guidelines on who and under what circumstances they can be owned. Failure to abide by these rules could result in allegations of federal firearms offenses, which might leave an accused individual with serious long-term consequences.

California man faces serious federal weapons charges


There are many people in the Sacramento area who are law-abiding gun owners, but the difference between lawful weapons and illegal ones can be a matter of a few changed parts. When people convert pistols and rifles to be fully automatic, they can quickly find themselves facing charges of federal firearms offenses.

Federal authorities crackdown on gang activity


Federal law enforcement authorities from the DEA to the ATF take the enforcement of federal criminal law very seriously. The same is true for the federal attorneys who prosecute these cases. That is also why it is vital for individuals accused of federal crimes, such federal firearm offenses to consult with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney. It could very well have a substantial effect on the outcome of your case.

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