Criminal, Cyber & White Collar

Firearm / Weapon Offenses

Merely possessing a weapon when you are charged with another crime can add years to a prison sentence. Defense of weapons offenses in Ohio requires knowledge of complicated firearms laws. The criminal attorneys at McCarthy Lebit represent people charged with many different weapons offenses including carrying a concealed weapon, transporting firearms and distributing firearms.

We also represent people who are charged with having weapons while under a disability. Under Ohio law, a firearm disability originates from a conviction for any felony offense of violence or any offense involving the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution, or trafficking of any drug of abuse. Similarly, under federal law, a person convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term longer than one year is prohibited from knowingly acquiring, having, carrying, or using any firearm or ammunition. Federal law also prohibits firearm possession by persons convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

Defense of weapons offenses in Ohio requires knowledge of complicated firearms laws. If you are facing charges for a weapons offense our team of experienced criminal trial attorneys can defend you.

Examples of weapons offenses that we defend include:

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Having Weapon While Under Disability
  • Use of a Weapon While Intoxicated
  • Improperly Handling a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
  • Illegal Conveyance of a Deadly Weapon
  • Improper Discharge of a Firearm
  • Transporting Firearms
  • Distributing Firearms


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