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Zealously Representing You Against Arizona Weapons Offenses-- Arizona Weapons Offense Lawyer

If you are charged with a weapons offense in Arizona, you face a high risk of a felony conviction and time in state prison.  Whether you're charged with illegal possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon or the use of a firearm in the commission of a violent offense, a conviction of a weapons offense in Arizona or anywhere in Maricopa County may result in very serious consequences.  Depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your situation, a weapons charge may be an independent criminal offense or it may constitute a factor that enhances the penalty for a separate and distinct criminal offense.

It is helpful to understand what constitutes a weapon which may expose you to criminal penalties under Arizona law.  Certain types of weapons are entirely prohibited in Arizona including nunchucks, poison gas, rockets and sawed-off shot guns.  Possession, carrying or use of other weapons may expose you to a potential felony or misdemeanor charges.

Even carrying a concealed weapon without a permit is a serious offense that can result in a misdemeanor conviction and up to six (6) months in county jail.  Experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney Dianne Sullivan may be able to successfully defend you by showing that you did not know that you were in possession of the firearm or that it was not concealed. 

A felony offense can result in a term in state prison term with some common examples including

  • Felon in possession of a deadly weapon
  • Possessing a weapon during the commission of a felony offense
  • The sale, manufacture or possession of an illegal weapon
  • Use of a deadly weapon to commit a terrorist act
  • The sale or transfer of a weapon to someone who is prohibited from possessing a weapon
  • Providing a weapon to someone knowing that they will use it in the commission of a felony

These are just a few examples of misdemeanor and felony offenses that you may be charged with for misconduct involving a weapon in Arizona. If you use a weapon during the commission of a violent felony, you face significant penalty enhancements.  Because of the potential danger posed to the public, prosecutors in Arizona take all weapons offenses very seriously and prosecute them very aggressively.

Arizona criminal defense lawyer Dianne Sullivan understands that a conviction of any firearm offense is very serious and can foreclose many opportunities for occupational advancement as well as educational opportunities.  Ms. Sullivan routinely employs her experience and understanding of the litigation strategies typically employed by the prosecutor in weapons offense cases to build the most effective strategy to defend you against these serious charges. Ms. Sullivan will zealously challenge the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the prosecutor's case and raise appropriate defenses based on your constitutional rights as well as specific defenses relevant to the firearm offense alleged in your case.  Ms. Sullivan is committed to protecting your future and your freedom and providing the most persuasive criminal defense strategy to defend you against the Arizona weapons offense with which you are charged.  Ms. Sullivan is committed to developing the strongest case possible in seeking to obtain dismissal of the charges or an acquittal, but if the evidence is against you is overwhelming, she will use the strength of the defense she has prepared to negotiate the best possible plea agreement to seek a substantial reduction in charges.

Sullivan Law Offices, PLLC provides diligent and persuasive criminal and DUI defense to those accused of felonies, misdemeanors and DUI/DWI.  Our Phoenix criminal attorneys can handle cases in Mesa, Tempe, Avondale, Goodyear, Glendale, Surprise, Chandler, Scottsdale or any court in Arizona.  We offer a confidential consultation absolutely free so call us today at 480-284-8740. 


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