North Carolina Weapons Charges – Illegal Possession of Firearms

While the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the United States Constitution, that does not mean the right is without restrictions. Some restrictions on your right to bear arms and their associated charges include:

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Carrying a Weapon Into an Establishment Where Alcohol is Sold
  • Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony or Drug Related Crime
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon – Laws & Penalties
  • Possessing a Weapon on School Property
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm

As with other criminal charges, the severity of the punishment correlates to the severity of the crime. Weapons charges can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies and carry much different penalties. In some cases, possession of a weapon, specifically a firearm, during the commission of any other felony, automatically affects the potential sentence depending on certain factors surrounding the offense. Any weapons offense can damage your ability to possess weapons in the future, as well as leave a blemish on your searchable record.

If you are arrested for a weapons related charge, you need the experience of a criminal defense attorney well versed in the status of weapons laws in North Carolina. Tony Rollman is an aggressive criminal trial lawyer with 16 years experience defending weapons cases. Mr. Rollman offers free consultations in all criminal matters.