Facing a criminal gun charge is always a serious situation and if you find yourself in this position, you need serious defense. At Brockton D. Hunter P.A. in Minneapolis, MN, our criminal defense attorneys give every gun charge the attention it deserves.
Navigating the Minnesota and federal laws governing the possession of firearms can be particularly tricky. Our Minnesota criminal defense lawyers at Brockton D. Hunter P.A. have extensive experience representing clients throughout the state facing these gun charges. Minnesota prosecutors tend to take a hard line in cases involving unlawful possession of a firearm or reckless discharge of a firearm. Because of this, it can be difficult for Minnesota gun charge defendants to get a fair shake. It is critical to retain the services of Minnesota gun charge defense attorneys with the knowledge and experience to effectively defend against these complex laws.
The penalties for a conviction of prohibited person in possession of a firearm are either gross misdemeanors or felonies, depending on each person’s circumstances.
Minnesota has a plethora of crimes that relate to firearms. One charge that has recently been clogging up Minnesota County dockets is Certain Persons not to Possess Firearms, or prohibited person cases. This lengthy statute prohibits a number of people from possessing pistols, shotguns, rifles, or semiautomatic military-style assault weapons including: