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Weapons Charges

Weapons Charges Defense in Lexington, KY

Arrested for a Weapon Offense? Call (859) 712-7365!

Being charged with a weapons offense in Kentucky can be a very serious matter. The state takes its gun laws very seriously, and it is not uncommon for individuals to face harsh penalties for even minor offenses. If you are facing weapons charges, it is critical that you secure the services of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At Oakley & Oakley, our Lexington weapons charges defense attorneys have handled thousands of cases, and we have the skills and resources necessary to help you fight your charges and protect your rights.

What Are the Penalties for a Weapons Offense in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, the penalties for a weapons offense can vary greatly depending on the specific charge. For example, if you are caught with a concealed weapon and do not have a permit, you can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $500. On the other hand, if you are caught with a concealed weapon and you do not have a permit, you can be charged with a Class D felony, which is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

What Are Some Common Types of Weapons Charges in Kentucky?

Weapons charges can include:

  • Carrying concealed weapons without a permit
  • Carrying concealed weapons with a permit
  • Unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a firearm on school property
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Unlawful use of a weapon
  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Unlawful transportation of a weapon
  • Carrying a concealed deadly weapon

These are just a few of the many weapons offenses that can be charged in Kentucky. Our attorneys are ready to fight these charges and help you avoid the maximum penalties. We have the skills and resources necessary to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact Our Firm for a Free Initial Consultation

If you are facing weapons charges in Kentucky, you need an experienced and dedicated attorney on your side. At Oakley & Oakley, we have been successfully defending the rights of individuals for years. We have the skills and experience necessary to help you get the best possible outcome in your case. Our firm is available 24/7 for our clients, and we will provide you with the personal attention you deserve.

Have a Question?

  • Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer if I Shoot Someone Who Breaks Into My House?

    If someone breaks into your home, the use of deadly force could be justifiable under Kentucky’s self-defense laws and the Castle Doctrine. However, there are exceptions in which the use of deadly force could result in an arrest for assault, homicide, or manslaughter.

    It is wise to understand your legal rights to avoid a weapons charge or murder charge, especially if you own a gun to protect yourself and your family from intruders.

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  • How Your Criminal History Could Affect Your Current Case

    Your prior brushes with the law can have an enormous influence on your life. Once you pay your fines or serve jail time, you will likely have to face the additional collateral consequences of your conviction. Having a criminal conviction can prevent you from getting desirable jobs and living where you would like. What’s worse, your criminal history can influence a prosecutor’s decisions about new charges and can result in harsher punishments for subsequent convictions. If you have legal questions about a current criminal case, seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

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  • What is a Criminal Defense Attorney and When do You Need One?

    A criminal defense attorney represents individuals who are under investigation for criminal activity. They represent clients who might be witnesses in a criminal case. They also represent individuals charged with crimes.

    If you or a family member has been arrested or is dealing with a criminal law matter, it is wise to consult a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

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