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Gun Offenses | Firearm Offenses | Criminal Defense Atlanta

Gun Offenses | Firearm Offenses | Criminal Defense Atlanta

JUST SO YOU KNOW!  Minors (persons under the age of 18) are NOT allowed by Georgia law to possess handguns.

Georgia weapons crimes can either be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the nature of the violation. A gun conviction of any kind can result in jail time, probation, fines, and other penalties.

Providing criminal defense is something I take very seriously. I know I am holding a person’s future in my hands.

 

Top Gun or Firearm offenses are:

  • Carrying a weapon illegally
  • Concealed firearms at schools or other gun free zones
  • Unlawful sale of a weapon

Juvenile Gun Offenses | Firearm Offenses | Criminal Defense Atlanta

At the Edward Adams Law Firm, we are dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of our clients and pursue positive results. We have successfully represented numerous cases throughout Georgia and have earned an excellent reputation. 

As an Atlanta criminal defense attorney, I will examine the charges against youand create a strong and aggressive defense. 

The goal is to have the charges completely dismissed or reduced.

I offer a free case evaluation please go to the page and provide me with the information about your case so I can help you.

 

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Juvenile Firearm or Weapon Charges Can Result in:

  • First offense: misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000, or both
  • Subsequent offense: felony, punishable by up to three years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000, or both

Definition of a Weapon

Gun Offenses | Firearm Offenses | Criminal Defense AtlantaHandgun

A firearm of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged by an action of an explosive where the length of the barrel, not including any revolving, detachable, or magazine breech, does not exceed 12 inches; provided, however, that the term ‘handgun’ shall not include a gun which discharges a single shot of .46 centimeters or less in diameter (since the term “shot” is used instead of “bullet”, a pistol that fires.

Knife

A cutting instrument designed for the purpose of offense and defense consisting of a blade that is greater than five inches in length which is fastened to a handle.

Long gun

A firearm with a barrel length of at least 18 inches and overall length of at least 26 inches designed or made and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or made to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed:

(A) Shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger or from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged; or

(B) Metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifle bore for each single pull of the trigger; 

provided, however, that the term ‘long gun’ shall not include a gun which discharges a single shot of .46 centimeters or less in diameter

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Assault Offenses – Criminal Defense Atlanta

Assault Offenses - Criminal Defense AtlantaAssault Offenses – Criminal Defense Atlanta

The consequences of assault offenses and crimes ranges from prison at one extreme to probation, parole, fines, loss of right to own weapons, and anger management programs at the opposite extreme. Of course, there are other penalties, punishments, and sanctions that may result in some jurisdictions.

The variables and factors that usually impact the consequences of an assault crime are the prior history of the offender and in particular, whether other assault crimes have been committed, prior convictions, status of current probation, and status of current parole.

What you considered to be a small assault charge can result in a seriously severe sentence if a judge is inclined to believe that you need it.

 

Types of Assaults

There are many different types of charges pertaining to an assault and battery. These types will depend upon the criminal charges and severity of each charge. It may also help distinguish upon how much compensation you may be entitled to for your personal injury lawsuit.

  • Assault- An assault is a crime of violence against another. Assaults are tyically a threat of bodily injury that could cause harm to another person. This is a verbal threat that would put another person at ease.
  • Assault with a deadly weapon- An assault with a deadly weapon includes a threat with a bat, gun, knife or object. An assault with a deadly weapon is typically the action that would threaten someones life.
  • Battery- Unlike an assault which is a verbal threat, a battery is the action of using force.
  • Assault & Battery – First a verbal threat of bodiliy injury and the act of using physical force.
  • Domestic Assault & Battery – The verbal threat to a family member and action of using force against the family member.
  • Sexual Assault & Battery – The verbal threat to use force against another person to perform sexual acts and the use of force to perform sexual acts without consent.
  • Aggravated Battery- A victim is injured due to a deadly weapon.

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Types of Assaults

  • Felonious assault is an unlawful attack or attempted attack, accomplished through force or violence, that causes physical injury to another person. This type of assault involves the use of weapons and/or serious injury. If a weapon is used, an attack is deemed a felonious assault even if no injury occurs. But there need not be a weapon for this designation. If a serious injury occurs due to an assault using hands, fists, or feet, it is also deemed a felonious assault. Therefore, both serious resulting injuries and the use of weapons are triggers for a felonious assault. Assault and battery is an example of a felonious assault. This is a type of incident that results in actual contact made and creates a need for medical attention to the victim.
  • Simple assault occurs when a weapon is not used and the resulting injuries that are caused to the victim are minor in nature.
  • Physical assault causes grievous bodily harm, such as prior to the commission of a murder or aggravated assault.
  • Aggravated assault occurs with the use of a weapon and/or an amount of increased force.
  • Sexual assault involves the use of force against the will of the victim, resulting in a rape, molestation, sodomy or similar sexual offense.
  • Verbal assault – this is a type of non-physical, oral assault that results in an emotional, mental, and/or psychological injury to the victim, rather than a physical bodily injury. 

If YOU HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF A CRIME BUT HAS NOT YET BEEN CHARGED, CALL US IMMEDIATELY. WE MAY BE ABLE TO PREVENT THE FILING OF FORMAL CHARGES.