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Concealed Carry Permit Laws in Denver, Colorado

On Behalf of | Jul 17, 2018 | Concealed Carry |


Concealed Carry Permit in Denver, Colorado: How to Qualify for a Permit

If you are thinking of purchasing a firearm to use for protection in Denver, Colorado, it is important that you understand the Concealed Carry laws so that you will not find yourself in trouble with Police. First and foremost, you are required to apply for and recieve a permit to carry a concealed handgun. How do you get a gun permit in Colorado? You must meet the following requirements.

Permit Requirements for Concealed Carry of a Handgun in Adams County

In Adams County and throughout Colorado, to obtain a gun permit applicants must

  • Be a legal resident of Colorado
  • Pass a background check
  • Not be ineligible to possess a firearm
  • Not have been convicted of perjury under section 18-8-503, in relation to information provided or deliberately omitted on a permit application
  • Not chronically & habitually use alcoholic beverages to the extent that the applicant’s normal faculties are impaired.
  • Not use or be addicted to a controlled substance
  • Demonstrate competence with a handgun (list of evidence to provide this, as well as more details on the requirements are found in the Colorado Revised Statute 18-12-203).

What to Do If You Have Been Denied a Concealed Carry Permit in Jefferson County

Even if you meet all of the criteria listed in C.R.S. 18-12-203, the Jefferson County Sheriff may still deny, revoke, or refuse to renew a permit for you. If denied, you can ask the Sheriff to review your application, which will involve providing additional materials/evidence.  Another option is to have a judge complete a full judicial review on whether or not the Sheriff should have given you a permit. Whichever the option, our lawyers can speak on your behalf to the sheriff or judge, and will ensure you the best chance of obtaining your CCW.

Where Can You Have a Concealed Handgun in Arapahoe County?

People who have received their permit will be well versed on where they are permitted to carry their concealed handgun in Arapahoe County. If you are looking at obtaining a permit, it is important for you to know that you are not allowed to have a firearm on school/university property, bring it anywhere that a legislative proceeding is, or is going to take place, or where an official of the general assembly is located.

Douglas County Defense Lawyer for Unlawfully Carrying a Concealed Weapon

If you have been denied a Conceal Carry Permit, or are facing charges for unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon or gun, our experienced defense attorneys are here to help. When contacted by Douglas County Police, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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