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Illegal Possession of Firearms Federal Defense Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | February 13, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:22 pm

Experienced Federal Firearms Violations Defense Lawyers

At Spodek Law Group, we understand the severity of federal firearms violations. When firearms cross state lines, any violation of gun laws can quickly turn into a federal case, and the consequences can be severe. Federal firearms laws are very strict, and they carry serious penalties that can result in mandatory minimum prison sentences. This is why it’s essential to seek the assistance of an experienced federal criminal defense attorney, like Attorney Todd Spodek, who has more than 40 years of experience in handling weapons charges.

A Deep Understanding of Federal Gun Laws

Our experienced federal firearms violations defense lawyers at Spodek Law Group are familiar with federal gun laws and how they may affect your case. We have represented numerous clients charged with federal firearms violations and have obtained favorable results for them. We understand the complex laws and regulations set in place to control weapon usage and possession, and we are equipped to handle any situation that arises.

Evaluating Facts and Building Strong Arguments

We know that every case is unique, and we evaluate the facts surrounding your arrest to see whether your constitutional rights were upheld. If not, we can argue that evidence be thrown out and seek to have charges dropped altogether. At Spodek Law Group, we examine all possible arguments to help you get the best possible result for your particular federal weapons case.

Federal Firearms Violations Investigated by Federal Agencies

Federal firearms violations are often investigated by experienced federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). These agencies have almost limitless resources to aggressively investigate and pursue criminal charges against anyone who is allegedly violating federal weapons laws. This is why you need a federal criminal lawyer who knows federal criminal law, federal criminal court process, and the federal sentencing guidelines.

Commonly Charged Federal Firearms Violations

At Spodek Law Group, we have handled a wide range of federal firearms violations, including:

Illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
Possession of a firearm during a violent crime or drug transaction
Illegal sale of a firearm
Illegal trafficking of a firearm
Illegal altering, destroying, or removal of a serial number
Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Possession of an unregistered firearm
Straw purchase(s) of a firearm

Federal Penalties for Firearms Violations

The criminal penalties for a federal firearms violation will depend on the specific offense, any aggravating factors, and the defendant’s prior criminal record. For example, a violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g) – possession of a firearm by a prohibited person – carries a federal prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. A conviction for 18 U.S.C. 924(c) – use or possession of a firearm in furtherance of a federal crime of violence – carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison, and even life without parole if death resulted from using a firearm.

Defending Against Federal Firearms Charges

Developing a strategy to defend against a federal charge of unlawful firearm possession involves a careful consideration of the surrounding facts. It requires skilled counsel to determine which elements of the prosecution’s case are the most vulnerable. At Spodek Law Group, our experienced lawyers understand the severity of the charges against you, and we realize how much is at stake. Our attorneys can defend you from a number of different weapons offenses that can be charged as federal crimes.

This is good news for you because as our client, you will have a significant advantage. As former prosecutors, our lawyers have attained a multi-faceted view of federal gun offense cases, and can better predict prosecuting arguments because of this. Seeing all sides to a case helps them come up with defense strategies that are highly effective, which will be very beneficial to you.

Beating Federal Gun Charges

Being charged with a federal weapons crime doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Once you speak with a lawyer at Spodek Law Group, together you will find a way to beat federal gun charges. We are dedicated to providing personalized attention to each of our clients, and we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and your freedom.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal firearms violation, it is critical to seek the assistance of an experienced federal criminal defense attorney like Attorney Todd Spodek. At Spodek Law Group, we offer a confidential consultation to discuss your federal case.

Examples of Commonly Charged Federal Firearms Violations

Federal Firearms Violation Penalties
Illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person Federal prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000
Possession of a firearm during a violent crime or drug transaction Mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in federal prison, which can increase with severity
Illegal sale of a firearm Federal prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000
Illegal trafficking of a firearm Federal prison sentence of up to 20 years and a fine up to $500,000
Illegal altering, destroying, or removal of a serial number Federal prison sentence of up to 5 years and a fine up to $250,000
Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Federal prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000
Possession of an unregistered firearm Federal prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine up to $10,000
Straw purchase(s) of a firearm Federal prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000

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