Indianapolis Gun Crime Lawyer
Defending Gun Crime Charges
With so many injuries and deaths occurring from gun use, lawmakers are cracking down on gun crimes. These crimes are punished harshly; in fact, many crimes can be charged under both state and federal law. If you handle a gun, you are expected to know the laws. Ignorance of the law is not a defense. It doesn’t make a difference whether you knowingly violated the law or you accidentally committed a crime because you were unfamiliar with the laws.
A conviction for a gun crime comes with a lot of consequences. You can be put in jail for many months or even years. A conviction can cost you thousands of dollars in fines and threaten your right to possess firearms. You will also be left with a criminal record that can haunt you for a long time. Because of this, you need to contact an experienced Indianapolis gun crimes lawyer right away. See how the team at Rigney Law LLC can defend your case and protect your legal rights.
Aggressive Defense Against all Indianapolis Gun Crime Charges
From carrying a handgun without a license to possession of a firearm as serious violent felon, to the commission of other crimes involving the use of firearms, Rigney Law LLC provides seasoned defense representation that can give you the chance of an outcome which minimizes the negative consequences so you can move forward with your life with as little disruption as possible.
We defend against all Indiana and federal gun crime charges, including:
- Possession of illegal firearms
- Possession of a firearm on school grounds
- Intimidation with a firearm
- Pointing a firearm
- Illegal discharge of a weapon
- Unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
- Carrying a handgun without a license
- Criminal recklessness
- Prohibited sales or transfers of a firearm
- Removing or altering the identification number on a firearm
- Armed robbery
Defenses to Gun Crimes
There are several possible defenses to gun crimes:
- Illegal search and seizure. The Fourth Amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.
- Justifiable possession. You took the gun from someone committing a crime.
- Not your gun. The gun was found in your vehicle but you didn’t know it was there.
- Self defense. You used the gun to defend yourself or others.
What Are the Penalties?
A gun crime in Indiana is a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type and severity of the offense. The penalties for a misdemeanor may include one year in jail, up to $5,000 in fines, and probation of up to one year.
The sentence for a felony conviction is greater. The penalties increase with the felony level, ranging from Level 1 to Level 6. The minimum sentence for a Level 6 felony is six months in prison as well as a fine of up to $10,000. On the other hand, a Level 1 felony can result in 20-40 years in prison.
Former Gun Crimes Prosecutor Who Knows What it Takes to Beat Firearms Charges
At Rigney Law LLC in Indianapolis, we believe that anyone charged with a gun crime deserves the highest quality defense, provided by experienced and aggressive attorneys who will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome. Our Indianapolis gun crimes attorneys are relentless in our efforts to protect our clients’ rights. We will challenge prosecutors whenever necessary, raise every available defense, and stand by your side throughout the process.
During her many years as a gun crimes prosecutor in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, founding partner A. Kassi Rigney saw first-hand the bad outcomes that follow when those accused of firearms offenses try to defend themselves or hire attorneys who are unfamiliar with gun laws or inexperienced in defending against such charges. She now brings the insights she gained as a prosecutor to the defense of clients throughout Indiana who need a determined advocate to fight for their futures.
Call the Indianapolis Gun Crime Lawyers at Rigney Law LLC Today
At Rigney Law LLC, we know how scary it can be to face criminal charges. We also know that law enforcement doesn’t keep business hours, and you could be arrested and charged at any time. That is why we are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions, protect your rights, and begin working on your behalf. We offer free initial consultations, so there is no reason not to call.
Please call Rigney Law LLC today at 317-623-0991 or contact us online. Our Indianapolis gun crime defense lawyers welcome the opportunity to assist you.