Possession Of A Concealed Weapon
Unlawfully Carrying A Concealed Weapon Or Gun Attorney
While some weapons are permissible to carry (hunting and fishing knifes for sport use, or a knife with a blade less than 3.5 inches in length), for the most part they are not. It’s important to know what you can legally possess and carry concealed on your person in Denver under C.R.S. 18-12-105.
You Need A Lawyer Who Knows Colorado Law Concerning Concealed Weapons And Firearms
It is a class 2 misdemeanor and against the law if a person knowingly and unlawfully:
(a) Carries a knife concealed on or about his or her person
(b) Carries a firearm or gun concealed on or about his or her person
(c) Without legal authority carries, brings or has possession of a firearm or any other dangerous device where a legislative proceeding is, or is going to take place, or where an official of the general assembly is located.
An individual may face a class 2 misdemeanor and a possible jail sentence to the Arapahoe County jail or the Douglas County jail. However, if the individual is a previous offender in possession of a weapon, his or her penalty can be quite harsh, amounting to a felony and a prison sentence.
C.R.S. 18-12-105, Section 2, Affirmative Defenses To Concealed Weapons Charges
Fortunately, there are exceptions to the serious consequences of unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon – also known as unlawful possession of guns and weapons. By virtue of some Colorado affirmative defenses, possession of a concealed weapon is legal, if the defendant was:
(a) A person in his or her own dwelling or place of business or on property under his or her control at the time of the act of carrying
(b) A person in a private automobile or other private means of conveyance who carries a weapon for lawful protection of such person or another person or property while traveling
(c) A person who, at the time of carrying a concealed weapon, held a valid written permit to carry a concealed weapon
Possession of a concealed weapon, gun or firearm is not something you want to take lightly. Also, remember that previous convictions can greatly increase your sentencing, if you are found guilty. We protect individuals in Adams County and Arapahoe County, and all across Colorado.
If you or a loved one has been contacted by the police on a concealed weapons charge, exercise your right to remain silent and call one of our best criminal defense lawyers at O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC. We have successfully defended clients against charges of possession of a concealed weapon. Contact us today at 303-731-0719 to set up your free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.