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Gun Charges

Gun Charges Defense Attorney Colorado Springs

Recently, Colorado has been on the front page of the national news outlets when it comes to gun rights and changing laws governing the right to bear arms. Several high profile Colorado criminal cases have even raised the national scrutiny even further.

District Attorneys’ offices all over the State of Colorado are taking a hard line when it comes to gun crime and other allegations involving deadly weapons. Some common example of gun crimes handled by The McDowell Law Firm include:

  • Illegal Weapons charges;
  • Prohibited use of a weapon (drunk with a gun);
  • Possession of a weapon by a previous offender;
  • Drug crimes involving weapons;
  • Armed Robbery;
  • Assault with a deadly weapon (First or Second Degree Assault).

Weapons charges are so serious because they can often raise the stakes in a criminal prosecution when it comes to possible sentences. For example, a drug crime defendant can be charged as a “special offender” as a sentence enhancer if a gun was used in the commission of the crime, or if a person even has a gun in their possession.

In the example of robbery or assault, use of a gun can make the case a crime of violence. A “crime of violence” is a special type of charge that can carry many years or mandatory prison followed by years of parole.

Josh McDowell is a former prosecutor who knows how the system handles gun crimes. Put his experience to work for you! If you have been charged with a gun or weapon charge, this isn’t a case you should handle by yourself. With years of prison and other serious consequences on the line, you need a professional in you corner.

Call us to see how we can work for you to defend you, and to protect your rights to bear arms!