Indianapolis Weapons Charges Lawyer
Serving Clients In & Around Greater Indianapolis
Under the Constitution’s second amendment, U.S. citizens are afforded the right to bear arms. However, many state gun laws exist related to this right that put various restrictions on certain actions and behavior related to weapons. A failure to understand these laws can put you in violation of them resulting in weapon charges. When this happens, you need to understand applicable gun/weapon laws, how they can impact your case, and how you can fight back to preserve your freedom, avoid financial penalties, and the negative consequences of a permanent criminal record that can damage future opportunities.
Many weapons crimes carry mandatory prison sentences. You need to combat charges by retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney who will work diligently to obtain the best possible result in your case. At Colasessano Law, we have been defending individuals against such crimes for 30 years. Those years include countless trials where we have achieved successful results on behalf of our clients. Through thorough trial preparation, we can put you in a stronger legal position that may result in reduced charges, reduced sentencing, or a case acquittal in court.
Increase your chances for a favorable result with help from Colasessano Law. Book a free consultation online or by calling (317) 203-8541 to learn more.
Weapons Charges in Indiana
Weapons charges are covered in Indiana Code 35-47. These laws generally fall into two major categories. The first are related to owning, possessing, or the licensing of guns and firearms. The second are related to certain activities or the use of weapons.
Examples of what the state law addresses include but are not limited to:
- The requirements for purchasing a firearm
- The requirements for carrying a gun, whether openly or concealed
- The possession of a handgun without a license
- The possession of a handgun by anyone with a domestic battery conviction
- The obliteration of the serial number on a gun
- Pointing a loaded or unloaded gun at another
- The sale or transfer of a handgun to certain prohibited individuals
- The possession of a banned weapon or illegal firearm
Many of these offenses are charged at the felony level. For instance, intentionally pointing a firearm at someone else is charged as a Level 6 felony. A felon convicted of a serious violent crime who is found in possession of a firearm is charged with a Level 4 felony. Anyone who removes or alters the serial number on a gun or anyone who possesses such an altered gun is charged with a Level 5 felony.
Felony convictions result in prison terms based on the Felony Level for which you were convicted. These terms can range from six months up to many years along with fines of up to $10,000.
Illegal Search & Seizure
A number of constitutional issues may arise in a weapons case. One of these surrounds the legality of a police search or seizure. If your Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure has been violated and you retain Colasessano Law to handle your case, we will file all appropriate motions with the court to seek the suppression of illegally-obtained evidence.
Put a Veteran Trial Lawyer in Your Corner
When facing the potential consequences of a weapons charge conviction, you should enlist the services of an attorney who is experienced in the complexities of Indiana gun and weapon laws, who knows how to build effective legal strategies, and who is not afraid to take your case to trial should it be necessary. Our Indianapolis weapon charges attorney has been defending clients against state and federal charges for decades, both in negotiations with prosecutors and in court. Put our experienced attorney on your side for proven and trusted legal representation today.
Gary has been my go-to defense for nearly 20yrs. His courtroom presence and professionalism are unmatched- J.S.
He has always been truthful, maintained integrity, and has gone above and beyond to make me feel that "everything is going to be ok!" If you find yourself in my position, save your time and energy and choose Gary Colasessano.- Dana K.
Nothing but the best from this guy. Truly a great attorney.- Ryan P.
This man was amazing. I would recommend him to anyone I know.- Corina M.
He’s extremely knowledgeable on the law takes the extra time to deal with all of his clients directly.- Lisa J.