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There are a number of offenses that fall under the umbrella of “weapons crimes” in Ohio. While gun-related crimes are some of the most common weapons offenses, they are not the only ones. Prohibited weapons in the state include certain firearms, knives, and explosives, as well as silencers. Additionally, even if you legally possess a firearm, you may be charged with a weapons offense if you allegedly use that firearm in an illegal way.
Weapons crimes are taken seriously by local and state prosecutors and judges; if you have been arrested or are facing charges, it’s important that you contact a Cincinnati weapons crime defense attorney right away. L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC has been defending clients in all types of criminal defense cases throughout Hamilton, Brown, Allen, Clermont, Warren, Montgomery, and Butler Counties since 1994. We are prepared to fight for you and your rights.
Types of Weapons Offenses in Ohio
Ohio is an open-carry state, meaning you do not need a license to buy or openly carry a firearm. That being said, state law governs who may or may not own a firearm and certain weapons (as discussed above) are always prohibited. For example, those convicted of violent felonies and/or drug felonies may not possess a firearm or certain other weapons.
Our firm represents clients in a wide range of weapons-related criminal offenses, including:
- Carrying a concealed firearm/weapon without a license
- Unlawful possession of a firearm/weapon
- Possessing a prohibited weapon (such as an automatic firearm, ballistic knife, grenade, etc.)
- Selling or furnishing a firearm to a minor (under the age of 18)
- Possessing, selling, or distributing a deadly weapon on school property
- Possessing a firearm in a bar or another facility where alcohol is sold
- Defacing a firearm (removing the serial number, making modifications, etc.)
- Committing a violent crime using a firearm or another deadly weapon
Because the crimes that fall under weapons offenses range so greatly, and due to the nearly innumerable outstanding factors that may come into play, the penalties associated with weapons crimes also vary greatly. However, these are nearly always serious crimes, and a conviction could result in steep fines, jail or prison time, fees, mandatory probation, and more. You may also lose your right to own a firearm if you are convicted of a weapons offense.
Put 50+ Years of Combined Experience in Your Corner
L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC is equipped to aggressively defend you and your rights in the face of serious weapons crime allegations. Our founding attorney, L. Patrick Mulligan, is one of just 24 attorneys in Ohio to be Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This distinction illustrates his expertise in criminal law, expertise that he is prepared to put to work for you. Additionally, our entire legal team has over 50 years of collective experience—we know the criminal process, and we know how to fight for you. Reach out to our Cincinnati weapons crime lawyers today to find out how we can assist you with your case.