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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.