Des Moines Weapon Charge Lawyer
Experienced Polk County Attorney for Gun Possession, Concealed Weapon Charges and Other Weapons Violations
The use of weapons is highly regulated in the United States. While everyone has the right to bear arms, many federal and state laws govern the sale and use of firearms and other weapons in order to protect the safety of others. Being charged with a weapons violation can have significant consequences. If you are under investigation for weapons charges or a weapons-related crime, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away.
At the Des Moines law office of Timothy M. Duffy, P.C., attorney Duffy has more than 25 years of experience defending those accused of serious criminal offenses, including those involving weapons. He understands Iowa state gun laws and other federal laws which may impact your case, and he uses a direct and comprehensive approach to build the most effective criminal defense possible.
Strong and Committed Defense to Protect Your Rights
Weapons charges can arise out of a variety of situations. The penalties for many crimes, such as drug crimes or theft crimes, increase if a weapon is present at the time of arrest or discovered through criminal investigation. Attorney Duffy handles a wide variety of weapons charges and related crimes, including:
- Possessing a firearm without a proper permit or license
- Carry and conceal violations
- Armed robbery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Using a weapon to threaten harm or intimidate others
- Possessing or using a weapon in the commission of a crime
Many gun crimes and weapons charges are felony offenses, carrying serious penalties such as jail time, fines, probation, the loss of property and the inability to obtain certain types of jobs in the future. As your criminal defense lawyer, attorney Duffy will explore every opportunity to have your charges reduced or dismissed, wherever possible. If charges cannot be reduced or dismissed, he will negotiate the best possible plea bargain that minimizes the overall impact on your life.
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact our office today to discuss your weapons charge with an experienced Des Moines weapons charge attorney. You can reach us at 888-815-3584 during regular business hours or via e-mail at any time. We take most major credit cards and offer payment plans for your convenience.