If you’re facing a gun charge in Northeast Ohio, hiring a skilled weapons and firearm lawyer to represent you is the first step in defending your rights during your case. Recent changes to Ohio’s concealed carry laws could work in your favor.
Contact our offices at Fortress Law Group, LLC., to schedule a consultation with a gun crime attorney. Our lead attorney, Matthew C. Bangerter, Esq., has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with post-degree work in genetics and forensics. Having served as a prosecuting attorney before combining his experience and education in criminal defense, he has defended clients successfully for over 13 years.
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Common gun charges in Ohio include:
As of June 13, 2022, the State of Ohio no longer requires a permit to carry a firearm. Additionally, if pulled over for a traffic stop, residents no longer need to inform police officers that they are carrying a firearm unless the officer asks. Previously, residents had to have a concealed carry permit and inform officers that they had a permit and a firearm immediately upon being stopped.
To get a concealed permit, residents formerly had to apply to their local sheriff’s office and submit to a background check to ensure that they were legally able to purchase and carry firearms safely. They also had to attend 8 hours of firearms safety training and renew their permit every five years.
All gun owners must still adhere to state and federal laws to maintain their individual right to carry a firearm. Committing a crime or being found in illegal possession of a firearm could result in state or federal gun charges that could strip you of your right to carry a gun.
People over age 21 can carry a concealed firearm without a permit so long as they can carry a firearm under federal laws. People who cannot carry a firearm include:
If you are facing charges for illegal possession of a firearm or for committing a crime using a gun, a criminal defense lawyer with our firm can review your case and possibly represent you. Contact us today at Fortress Law Group, LLC.
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You may not discharge firearms inside of, or from, a motor vehicle. You also may not have a loaded firearm in a vehicle accessible to the driver or any passenger.
To carry a weapon in a vehicle, it must be unloaded and stored where the driver and passengers cannot access the firearm.
Charges for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle can be a misdemeanor or a felony.
Gun crimes can range in severity from a fourth-degree misdemeanor, with a statutory maximum of 30 days in jail and up to $250 fine, to a third-degree felony, which garners a fine up to $10,000 and up to five years in prison.
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Contact a gun crimes attorney immediately if you’re facing gun crime charges in Ohio. Your Ohio criminal defense attorney will analyze your case and determine the reason for your gun charges, such as:
Under Ohio laws, anyone 21 or older may carry a gun without a permit. Individuals who cannot carry firearms in Ohio include:
In many cases, yes, you might be able to restore your gun rights, depending on the specific charges on your record. Working with experienced gun case lawyers like Matthew C. Bangerter can improve your chances of getting your firearm rights restored.
Until June 2022, Ohio residents had to apply for a concealed carry permit with the local sheriff’s office. Also, if the police pulled a driver over, the driver had to inform the officer of their firearm possession and produce a concealed carry permit.
Today, firearm permits are no longer necessary in Ohio, and drivers who get pulled over don’t need to disclose they’re carrying a gun unless a police officer asks them directly.
Gun charges in Ohio can result in hefty fines, time in jail, a criminal record, and revocation of your gun rights. A skilled criminal defense attorney can help get the charges against you reduced or dismissed and defend your right to carry firearms.
Matthew C. Bangerter, a seasoned gun crimes attorney at Fortress Law Group in Cleveland Metro, has many years of experience handling gun trials in Ohio as a former prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer. To schedule a case review, call his offices at (440) 340-1740.
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