The right to bear arms is a constitutional guarantee. However, Missouri does place restrictions on your right to own, possess and use guns, and severely punishes those who act outside the law. If you have been charged with a weapon-related charge, you could be facing a felony offense with heavy penalties.
Do not talk to police alone and do not try to defend yourself. The best way to protect your rights is to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately.
Located in Kansas City, The Law Office of Andrew T. Christie, LLC, helps clients in the surrounding communities defend against criminal weapons charges and protect their rights.
Missouri Gun Crimes
In Missouri, the following weapons charges are serious criminal offenses:
- Armed criminal action (ACA)
- Illegal discharge of a weapon
- Felon in possession of a weapon
- Assault and battery with a weapon
- Fraudulent purchase of a firearm
If convicted, you face large fines and possible jail time. A felony gun conviction will have a lasting impact on your life. Many people don’t realize that a felony conviction will strip them of their right to possess a firearm, including a hunting rifle.
You need a strong defense and an experienced trial lawyer on your side. I am attorney Andrew Christie. I have successfully handled serious felony charges. I am not afraid to stand up to the government and fight for your rights.
Know Your Rights So You Can Protect Your Rights
If you don’t know your rights or your options, the criminal justice system can be intimidating. I will empower you, not scare you. When you leave my office, you will understand your rights, your case and your legal options, including the pros and cons of plea bargaining versus litigation.