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NEW ORLEANS, LA Weapons Charges  Criminal Defense Attorney

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Metairie Gun Crimes Lawyer

The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, but gun laws in Louisiana can be complex. If you're facing gun charges in Metairie, New Orleans, or the surrounding areas, Moisant Law Firm can help. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences.

You need an experienced legal team on your side. Moisant Law Firm understands the complexities weapon charges. Our founding attorney, Samantha Moisant, is a former prosecutor at the New Orleans District Attorney's office, giving her unique insight into how the prosecution builds their cases. With her in your corner, you can fight for the best possible outcome.

Common Gun Charges in Louisiana

  • Illegal Carrying of a Concealed Weapon (CCW): In Louisiana, you need a CCW permit to carry a concealed handgun. A violation can result in fines and even jail time.

  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm: Convicted felons are generally prohibited from possessing firearms. This is a serious charge with potentially lengthy prison sentences.

  • Possession of a Firearm on School Property: This charge can apply to both students and adults found with firearms on school grounds.

  • Negligent Discharge of a Firearm: Accidentally firing a gun in a reckless manner can lead to criminal charges.

  • Straw Purchase: Buying a firearm for someone who is prohibited from owning one themselves is a federal crime.

  • Firearm Theft: Stealing a firearm carries harsh penalties.

  • Possession of Firearm on Premises of Alcoholic Beverage Outlet: Bringing a firearm into a bar, restaurant that serves alcohol, or other places that sell alcoholic beverages can lead to arrest.

  • Possession of or Dealing in Firearms with Obliterated Number or Mark: Tampering with a firearm's serial number is a felony offense.

  • Trafficking Firearms: Illegally selling or transferring firearms across state lines or to unauthorized individuals is a serious crime.

  • Use of Firearm in Commission of a Crime: If you use a firearm during a crime, such as robbery or assault, the penalties will be significantly harsher.

  • Attempted Possession of Firearm by Felon: Even attempting to obtain a firearm if you are a convicted felon is a crime.

  • Illegal Possession of Handgun by a Juvenile: Louisiana law prohibits juveniles under 18 from possessing handguns.

Why You Need an Experienced Gun Charges Attorney

Gun charges can have severe consequences, including:ImprisonmentSteep finesLoss of your firearm rightsDifficulty finding employmentA skilled attorney can:Analyze the details of your case and identify potential defenses.Negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or dismissal.Represent you in court and fight for your rights.Help you understand the complexities of Louisiana gun laws.

Gun charges can have severe consequences, including:

  • Imprisonment

  • Steep fines

  • Loss of your firearm rights

  • Difficulty finding employment

A skilled attorney can:

  • Analyze the details of your case and identify potential defenses.

  • Negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or dismissal.

  • Represent you in court and fight for your rights.

  • Help you understand the complexities of Louisiana gun laws.

Moisant Law Firm: Here to Fight for You

At Moisant Law Firm, we understand the stress and uncertainty surrounding gun charges. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in defending clients accused of firearm violations. We will work aggressively to protect your interests and achieve the best possible outcome.

Don't face gun charges alone. Contact Moisant Law Firm today for a free consultation.

Call us at 504-317-1685  or fill out our online contact form.

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