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Minneapolis Weapons Crimes Attorneys

Minnesota Firearm Discharge Laws

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., our Minneapolis, MN weapon charge lawyers 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 weapon 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.

Contact our Minneapolis weapon crimes lawyers at (612) 979-1112 today for a free consultation!

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:

  • Persons under the age of 18. There are exceptions when a parent is supervising or the child has completed a firearms safety course;
  • Persons convicted of a crime of violence, including domestic assault with a firearm;
  • A person who has been committed by a judicial determination due to his or her mental illness;
  • A person who has committed a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor drug crime;
  • Any person charged with committing a crime of violence who has been placed in a pretrial diversion program; and
  • Any person previously convicted of a felony.


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