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Prohibited Use of Weapons, C.R.S. 18-12-106

Common Ways Prohibited Use of Weapons is Charged in Arapahoe County

I have discussed in previous blogs the number of ways a person can get in trouble for Prohibited Use of Weapons. Now I want to focus on the two most common way people are charged with this serious class 2 misdemeanor in Arapahoe and Douglas County. They are:accidental discharge of a firearm and consuming alcohol while in the possession of a firearm.

Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender - A Law Gone Too Far in Colorado - C.R.S. 18-12-108

New-PWPO.jpgSelf Defense in Adams County is Difficult for Previous Felons

Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender statute (C.R.S. 18-12-108) in Adams County is a good example of a law that would have been unthinkable a couple of generations ago. Public opinion, mostly influenced by news commentators has played a major role in shifting long held beliefs in our country. It was once assumed that citizen have a basic right to defend him or herself, and after a person paid for her crime; his or her rights should be restored.

Gun Laws and Crimes in Denver and Across Colorado - Firearms Rights Lawyer

Gun-Crimes.jpgColorado Gun Crimes and Laws - Denver Firearm Rights Lawyers

Colorado has a ton of gun laws regulating the possession and use of a Firearm. Even though the use of a gun is lawful for self defense and defense of property, police will still charge you with a crime. Police officers feel that arresting people advances their career, so they ignore laws permitting guns and firearms to be used in self-defense situations. Here is a list of key gun laws in Denver and across Colorado:

Firearms Rights Lawyer in Denver - Guns, Gun Laws and the Second Amendment

Firearms-Rights.jpgDenver, Colorado Gun Rights Lawyer and the Constitutional Rights we Enjoy

We are firearms enthusiasts and attorneys who think the government has already gone too far in restricting our right to bear arms and possess guns. There is a constant friction between citizens' rights to possess firearms and the government's effort to take them away. We rely heavily on the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution and Colorado constitutional provisions to protect you from overly zealous police and prosecutors. Contact our gun rights lawyers if your possession of a firearm is being challenged by police in Colorado. Read a summary of Guns Laws and Rights in Colorado.

Firearms - Possession of a Dangerous Weapon or an Illegal Weapon in Denver

Firearm-Illegal-Weapon.jpgDangerous Weapon Possession and Illegal Weapon Possession Colorado Lawyer Advice

Following a police stop of a vehicle, or if the car was already pulled over, law enforcement often locate firearms or items called Dangerous or Illegal Weapons. If the officers conduct a search in order to locate these items and the occupant of the vehicle did not give permission for the search, top criminal defense lawyers argue a 4th Amendment Violation related to the unconstitutional search and seizure. When the occupant gives permission for the search (something no one should ever do), then we shift our focus to ownership of the item and the definition of a Dangerous or Illegal Weapon.

Buying and Selling Firearms in Colorado Just Got Complicated

Everything Colorado lawmakers touch gets complicated.  This is the case with Colorado's private firearms sale law, where buyers and sellers need to go to a professional gun store to complete their "private" pistol, rifle or handgun sale. Read about the details of our new gun law.  Under this law, private sales are now made public.

Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender - Lawyer in Denver

We are routinely asked questions regarding gun ownership and Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender in the Denver metro area. As an experienced gun rights attorney in Arapahoe, Douglas and Denver County and knowing how the law plays into unique situations, the answer can sometimes be convoluted. The crux of the question is "am I able to legally possess guns when I have a certain conviction or after I pled to this specific crime." The answer is based on the how the case concluded.

Considerations for Prohibited Use of Weapons, C.R.S. 18-12-106

While the crime of Prohibited Use of Weapons summarizes offenses involving gun or bow and arrow offenses generally, we most often see it charged alongside DUI, Reckless Endangerment and Felony Menacing in Arapahoe, Jefferson and Douglas County. In these cases, C.R.S. 18-12-106(1)(d) is the subsection used, and it relates to circumstances involving consumption of alcohol and possession of a firearm. It is a class 2 misdemeanor.

Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender Attorney in Denver

possession-of-weapon-previo.jpgHave you ever wondered what criminal conduct qualifies a person for Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (C.R.S. 18-12-108) charges in Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas County? The easiest answer is: when a person is convicted of any felony, or, a misdemeanor involving both physical violence and an underlying factual basis of domestic violence (C.R.S. 18-6-800.3). These persons are not allowed to possess firearms.

Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender Attorney in Denver

Throughout Colorado in Denver, Douglas, and Arapahoe County, people are charged with Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender (C.R.S. 18-12-108) and they need a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to fight these alleged charges. Charges in a case like this can come from a variety of circumstances where someone may or may not be aware they are unable to legally possess a gun or firearm.

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