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California couple arrested for weapons and drug offenses


Federal firearm offenses are very serious. An individual convicted of federal firearms offenses can face prison time, long probationary periods and much more. A person prohibited to possess a firearm can face either federal or state charges. Under federal statute a felon in possession of a firearm can face up to 10 years in prison. If an offender has three or more prior convictions they can face a minimum of 15 years in prison, without the opportunity for parole.

California felon facing federal weapons charges


While the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects a person's right to bear arms, there are actually many restrictions on gun ownership. Under the Brady Act, for example, a person cannot own a gun if they were convicted of a crime that is punishable by more than a year in prison. Crimes punishable by more than one year in prison are felony offenses under federal law.

Weapons charges dropped due to mistakes with warrant


It may seem unlikely but it is possible to build a successful defense against a weapons charge. It may be prudent for anyone accused of state or federal firearms offenses to hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. Depending on the nature of the weapons offense a skillful attorney will be able to protect a client's second amendment rights, identify procedural errors, challenge the introduction of evidence and proffer defenses.

California border officer charged with weapons trafficking


Federal weapons charges can come with serious consequences. From owning illegal weapons, to selling or trading illegal firearms on the black market, individual's accused of federal firearms offenses face harsh penalties from long prison sentences to hefty fines. California readers may find the following story about a California border patrol officer recently accused of shipping military grade weapons overseas interesting.

Trial begins for men accused of federal firearms offenses

The illegal sale and transport of firearms is a serious offense in the United States. If convicted of federal weapons charges individuals face a range of penalties from prison and probation to fines and fees. While many law enforcement agencies may be involved in an investigation, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the primary federal agency tasked with investigating federal firearms offenses.

New bill increases penalties for federal weapons crimes

Guns have been a major topic of discussion lately. While some lawmakers focus on what they consider the underlying causes of firearms crimes, other legislators focus on regulating the weapons themselves. While agreement may be sparse these days, it appears that the U.S House of Representatives has outlined a plan to increase the penalties for those convicted of federal firearms offenses.

San Diego State student arrested, may face weapons charges

In today's cultural climate law enforcement agents throughout the United States take weapons charges very seriously. With so many school shootings and workplace shootings, the recent assault in Aurora, Colorado and the fear of terrorism, it is all too easy to get caught up in the web of fear that permeates the country. That is why it is so important for those facing charges for state or federal firearms offenses to contact a defense attorney immediately.

California man arrested on federal firearms charge

Federal firearms charges should always be taken very seriously. Federal firearms offenses encompass a broad range of criminal activity including the possession of a gun that is not registered to trafficking. According to one recent report, a 29-year-old California man is currently experiencing just how serious federal prosecutors take weapons crimes.

Man gets no jail time for his supposed role in weapons operation

A recent post discussed a former United States Navy SEAL from California who was arrested on federal firearms charges for transporting and storing heavy weapons, including military grade explosives and machine guns, with the intent to sell them on the black market.

'Wayward' Navy SEAL sentenced for firearm charges in California

Sacramento residents might be interested to learn a bit about a recent case involving a former U.S. Navy SEAL. A federal jury recently found the man guilty of 13 federal weapons charges, including conspiracy and arms trafficking charges.

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