Weapon Crimes Attorney Alabama
Alabama Weapons Charges
Federal and state laws govern the use of weapons. All firearm owners in Alabama are required to register for a FOID (Firearm Owners Identification) card. That card allows the registered person to lawfully carry a weapon. Weapons laws in Alabama can be strict with harsh penalties for violators. Anyone who carries a weapon and does not follow the legal requirements to do so may face criminal charges and imprisonment if convicted. A person who is charged with a weapons violation should contact us immediately at Brunson, Barnett and Sherrer, PC, for legal advice and guidance. We have the experience necessary to defend clients who are faced with weapons charges in Alabama or anywhere in Blount, St. Clair, and Jefferson County or the surrounding communities.
Challenging Weapon Charges
A person who violates weapons laws in Alabama can be arrested for unlawful use of a weapon (UUW). Some common weapons charges may stem from:
- Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon – assault weapons, rifles, shotguns, knives
- Unlawful use of a weapon by a felon
- Armed robbery
- Carjacking while in possession of a weapon
- Unlawful sale or distribution of weapons
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Possession of an illegal weapon
The illegal possession or purchase of a weapon is a very serious offense. A defendant convicted of weapons charges may be sentenced to jail, prison, face stiff fines, court-mandated counseling and probation depending on the circumstances and the severity of the crime. Any weapons charge can have life-changing affects such as loss of reputation, family and friends, loss of employment and credit status. Brunson, Barnett and Sherrer, PC has the resources, knowledge and trial experience to handle any type of weapon charges cases you may face.