Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer for Weapons (Illegal Possession of Weapons)
Generally in Mississippi a person who is not a convict of a felony is allowed to possess a firearm or other weapon, and is allowed to keep the weapon in his home, vehicle or place of business, and is allowed to transport the weapon from the home to the vehicle and to the business, all without a permit.
A person who has obtained a permit from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety can generally carry a firearm in public provided that the place in question does not forbid the carrying of firearms, such as schools, courthouses, malls, and any other place that may forbid firearms or in which the law disallows the presence of firearms.
Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon can cause charges to be filed at the State or Federal level. Illegal Possession of Weapons involves possession, or constructive possession of a deadly weapon by a person who is not allowed to possess such weapon or by a person who is lawfully allowed to possess the weapon but is in a place with the weapon where weapons are not allowed.
If a person is convicted of Weapons (Illegal Possession of Weapons), penalties can include long prison sentences. Fines and assessments can also be imposed. Other penalties can be imposed as well.
As soon as an act occurs which could give rise to an Weapons (Illegal Possession of Weapons) charge, it is critical that a trained and competent attorney be retained in order to go to the scene and take photographs, interview witnesses, gather evidence, conduct tests, and conduct other important actions, all of which could play a vital role in exonerating the accused. Early defense work cannot be underestimated.
Possible defenses against Weapons (Illegal Possession of Weapons) charges can include, insufficient evidence, and factually proving innocence. Anything you say can be used against you in court. Do not discuss the matter with any person until you’ve talked to the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., an informed Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer for Weapons (Illegal Possession of Weapons).
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