Las Vegas Weapons Charges Lawyer
Serving Nevada with Excellent Legal Representation for Decades
Many weapons charges carry mandatory prison sentences. At Oronoz, Ericsson
& Gaffney, LLC, our Las Vegas criminal defense can work to help you
minimize (or sometimes eliminate) these prison sentences. The some of
the different types of weapons charges are listed below:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Battery with substantial harm with a deadly weapon
- Robbery with a deadly weapon
- Federal firearms offenses
These crimes carry serious penalties alone, and they are often brought
in conjunction with charges of other serious crimes. The stakes are so
high when it comes to weapons crimes that defendants can’t afford
to wait or to risk going into the justice system without excellent counsel.
It’s important that you contact an experienced attorney as soon
as possible to ensure that your rights are being protected.
Potential Issues in Weapons Cases
Illegal Search and Seizure
Weapons charges must be supported by, obviously, evidence of a weapon.
Law enforcement must follow specific procedures when they search for evidence,
seize evidence, and catalogue it for use at trial. Further, prosecutors
have to take certain steps in disclosing evidence before they are allowed
to admit it at trial. A weapons charge attorney knows the rules. We know
how to use these rules to beat convictions.
Penalties from weapons charges often depend on whether there have been
previous convictions. Federal sentencing guidelines often provide heightened
sentences for certain categories of criminal. The Armed Career Criminal
Act, passed in 1984, requires a 15-year minimum prison sentence for people
convicted of three prior
violent offenses or serious
drug crimes when facing a federal weapons charge.
The effects that prior convictions have on your case are entirely dependent
on the skill of the attorney. Our team is familiar with all of the current
case laws involving the use of prior offenses for calculation of sentencing,
and will work to make persuasive arguments to the court that can cut years
of jail time off of a sentence, even in the cases of conviction.
Why Weapons Charges Require Skilled Representation
A conviction for any crime involving a weapon can be life altering in almost
every way imaginable. It takes the skills of a criminal defense attorney
with experience in all types of cases where a weapon is involved in order
to avoid such an outcome. Our legal team at Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney,
LLC brings the cumulative experiences of past cases to bear where firearms
were part of the case in order to develop the strongest defense for every
single client. This enables us to construct a solid defense that can influence
pre-trial negotiations for trial avoidance or in trial outcomes that favor
the client. If you have been accused of crimes involving weapons, Oronoz,
Ericsson & Gaffney, LLC is prepared to do whatever is needed in order
to protect your rights.
To schedule a free consultation
with an attorney at our firm, call 702-904-8858.