Denver County Lawyer for Firearm Possession on School Grounds | 18-12-105.5 Charges
Unlawfully Carrying a Concealed Weapon (or Unlawful Possession of Weapons), C.R.S. 18-12-105, can be a serious charge in Denver County, and should not be taken lightly. Police will arrest you and charge you with anything from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on the situation. With the rise in resent school shootings, Possessing a Firearm on School Grounds is taken more seriously than ever before, and has people more vigilant for possible threats.
Juvenile Hand Gun Possession in Douglas County
Because of this, it's no surprise that a student at Ponderosa High School recently sent in a "Text-A-Tip" that a fellow student had a hand gun in her vehicle (Fox 31 Denver). Douglas Couty Sheriffs arrested Margaret Goeldner, and next week she is schedules at court for not only Juvenile Possession of a Hand Gun on School Grounds, but also with Drug Possession.
Colorado Gun Laws in School, C.R.S. 18-12-105.5 in Jefferson County
The definition of Firearm is "any handgun, automatic revolver, pistol, rifle, shotgun, or other instrument or device capable or intended to be capable of discharging bullets, cartridges, or other explosive charges" (C.R.S. 18-1-901(3)(h)). Colorado Laws make it clear that those without legal authority to do so may never bring a firearm onto school grounds. C.R.S. 18-12-105.5 states that "a person commits a class 6 felony if such person knowingly and unlawfully and without legal authority carries, brings, or has in such person's possession a deadly weapon" in or on the property of a school. The severity of the car-stored gun charges in Jefferson County will be affected by whether or not the weapon was loaded, whether or not it was in sight, if it was intended to be used, if the vehicle was unlocked, and the reason the firearm was in the car.
Adams County & Arapahoe County Defense Attorney for Firearm Possession Charges
If a Firearm is in your vehicle in Adams County, and you forgot to remove it before driving onto school property, you could be facing serious charges. Thornton Police won't want to hear that you forgot or that it was a mistake - they will think the worst of you to make themselves look better. In Arapahoe County, many good people are trying to protect themselves as well as retain their Second Amendment rights, but find themselves facing unlawful Firearm Possession charges. If you have been arrested and charged with illegal Firearm Possession, don't wait - contact our experienced Defense Attorneys today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.