Weapons Charges

Denver Weapons Charge Defense Attorney, Steven J. Pisani defends his clients against gun laws violations, concealment of a weapon, Brady Laws and several others weapons charges. Though the Second Amendment protects the United States citizens’ right to bear arms, these rights are frequently curtailed by federal, state and local laws. Punishment for violations of these laws can lead to substantial penalties.

Some of the weapons charges that Pisani Law firm handles are mentioned below:

  • Menacing
  • Possession of a dangerous or illegal weapons, including:
    • Assault weapons
    • Defaced firearms
    • Short or “sawed off” shotguns
    • Brass knuckles
  • Illegal Release of a Firearm
  • Ownership of a Firearm while intoxicated
  • Illegally keeping a concealed weapon
  • Illegally aiming a Firearm
  • Ownership of a Firearm by a felon
  • Keeping a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Rash Endangerment

Individuals who own, keep, trade, or otherwise deal with firearms must meet the terms with complex local, state, and federal firearm laws. For instance, there is no need of getting a permit to simply own a gun as per Colorado weapon laws; still, if you wish to keep a concealed weapon, you will require a special “conceal carry” license allotted by a county sheriff. And while “open carry” or carrying a firearm that is not concealed, is usually legal under gun law in Colorado state, local laws may forbid open carry in towns or specific parts of some cities.

The most severe firearm or weapon charges can bring tough punishments in Denver. Fierce crimes with guns, criminal possession of weapons, and criminal inattention with firearms may all be indicted as felonies punishable by extensive prison sentences and huge penalties. In fact, the least serious weapons-related charges are still classified as Class 2 misdemeanors that carry probable penalties of up to one year in imprisonment along with penalties ranging up to $1,000.

Marijuana and Firearms

Federal firearm laws and regulations conflict with the state’s regulation permitting the use or possession of marijuana.

Federal Law 18 U.S.C. § 922 (g) (3) forbids people who are “illegal users of or dependent on any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (2 1 U.S.C. 802)” from transporting, receiving or retaining firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is listed among the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I restricted stuff, and there are no exclusions in Federal law meant for marijuana medicinal use, even if it is authorized by State law. Also, Federal law 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (3), makes it illegal for anyone to trade or otherwise dispose of any gun or ammunition to any individual knowing or having sensible cause to consider that such person is an illicit user of our habitual of a controlled substance.

Thus, anyone who uses marijuana, irrespective of Colorado’s State sanctioned medicinal or recreational marijuana, is an illegal user of a restricted substance and is proscribed by Federal law from keeping weapons or ammunition.

Steven J. Pisani is a popular Denver Weapons Charges Defense, firearms laws and Gun Rights Attorney who has a deep understanding of weapon laws in the state. Contact Pisani Law Firm for detailed consultation on your matter.



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Sometimes people are falsely accused or they simply made a bad decision. Even in cases that seem identical, nuances can dramatically change the outcome. Our top priority is always to protect our client’s interests and use our expertise to get them free from the charges in the court. We make all lawfully possible efforts to save our clients from harsh punishment. Even if a punishment is compulsory, we make efforts to reduce the penalty or detention.