North Carolina Firearms Lawyer
There are dozens of federal firearm statutes governing pistols and rifles, and if you inadvertently violate even one of these laws, you could be in serious trouble. Even if you have done nothing wrong, but have been charged with a federal firearm offense or are being investigated for a potential violation, you need to contact North Carolina firearms lawyer as soon as possible. You may be facing incredibly high fines, a long prison sentence, and even a mandatory minimum time behind bars.
Why You Should Choose Dysart Willis For Your Legal Team
The experienced North Carolina firearm defense team of Dysart Willis fully understands the complexity that comes with virtually all federal firearm cases, and we have successfully set free many of our clients, and have had the charges reduced for countless others. We serve clients located here in Henderson and in the eastern District of North Carolina, and are capable and ready to take on any firearm case. Due to our strong negotiation tactics, our understanding of federal procedures and sentencing guidelines, and through our own investigations conducted for our clients, we believe that we offer one of your best chances at beating the charges set against you.
Common Firearm Offenses We Have Successfully Defended Against
- Under18 U.S. Code § 922, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person such as a felon or illegal alien is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. If the defendant has been convicted of three or more violent crimes, the mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison can be invoked. Moreover, knowingly selling or giving a firearm or ammunition to a prohibited person is a felony punishable by up to 10 years as well;
- Possessing a firearm in a school zone is a serious offense, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison;
- Under18 U.S. Code § 924, using, carrying, or possessing a firearm during a drug crime or federal violent crime can result in a prison sentence anywhere from five years to life behind bars, depending on the type of weapon and other circumstances;
- Knowingly possessing or manufacturing a fully automatic firearm, machine gun, silencer, sawed off rifle or shotgun, certain semi-automatic guns, destructive device, or firearm without a serial number or scratched off serial number is a felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison;
- Under18 USC §§842, possession of a stolen firearm is punishable by up to 10 years in prison; and
- Selling, transferring, or delivering a firearm to a juvenile (person under 18 years old) carries anywhere from a one-year to a 10-year prison sentence depending on whether the defendant had reason to believe that the juvenile was going to use the weapon to commit a violent crime.
Call Us Today for Immediate Legal Assistance
No matter the firearm charges that you are facing, the criminal defense team of Dysart Willis is here to provide immediate legal aid. We urge you to contact us attorney Rashad Hauter at919-741-4825 today in order to schedule a free consultation. When your freedom is on the line for a federal firearm offense, there is simply no other law firm in Eastern North Carolina that has the experience and resources necessary to successfully handle your case.