Weapons Charges Defense Attorneys
Beaverton Weapon Possession Attorneys
Both the U.S. Constitution and the Oregon Constitution give individuals the right to bear arms. Despite these provisions, there are numerous state and federal laws that regulate these rights. Violating any of these laws can lead to severe charges. Further, a conviction to these charges could force you to forfeit any weapons that you currently own. If you face weapons charges, you need to enlist an experienced lawyer to fight these allegations. The law firm of Helzer & Cromar is based in Beaverton and defends people across the Portland area and beyond.
Weapons charges can arise in a variety of different situations. For instance, in many cases weapons charges will be brought along with domestic violence charges or drug charges. If you carry a concealed handgun but do not have a concealed handgun permit, you can be charged with a crime. If you have been previously convicted of a felony and carry a firearm, you can be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. Further, certain items such as machine guns, short-barreled rifles or shotguns, or silencers are illegal to own in Oregon, unless the weapons are registered as required under federal law.
When defending you against these crimes, we will look at every factual and legal defense. Maybe there are legitimate doubts as to whether you possessed the weapons in question. Maybe the weapons were found in an illegal search. Every case is different, and every case brings with it different opportunities to protect your rights. We will do everything we can under the law to help you get leverage in your case. Our aggressive, skilled approach regularly leads to positive results for our clients.