Being charged with a Weapons offense is a serious matter. A weapons conviction carries consequences that you may not be able to afford. For starters, your right to carry arms may be restricted if you are convicted of a weapons offense. Your 2nd Amendment right to bare arms is precious; don’t let the Government take it away from you.

Carrying a weapon without a permit?

The most common type of weapons violation is Carrying a Concealed Firearm. Unless you have a concealed firearm permit, it is completely unlawful for you to have a gun concealed on or about your person or in your vehicle. Without a permit and having such a weapon out on the streets can result in very serious charges being lodged against you.

Which weapons are illegal in Ohio?

You can be prosecuted for possessing a prohibited weapon if you intentionally or knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs or sells:

  • Explosive weapon
  • Machine gun
  • Firearm silencer
  • Short-barrel firearm
  • Knuckles
  • Armor piercing ammunition
  • Switchblade knife
  • Chemical dispensing device
  • Zip gun

In which places are firearms prohibited under Ohio law?

By the law, an individual cannot intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possess a firearm, illegal knife, club, or a prohibited weapon at a:

  • School
  • Court of Law
  • Polling Place
  • Airport
  • Racetrack

Some people have unintentionally left a gun in a bag that they carry to an airport. Since 911, many of these cases are filed. However, possession of a weapon on the premises of an airport doesn’t automatically make you guilty of a criminal offense. The State still must prove that the person being charged intentionally, knowingly or recklessly possessed the weapon. Trial Attorney Terry Sherman has been successful in getting many of these cases “No Billed” in the Grand Jury or dismissed in the trial court.

In some instances, the Government will charge someone with a weapons violation found during an illegal search & seizure. Sometimes the police will stop a vehicle without having a reasonable suspicion to believe that the driver has committed a traffic offense or is connected with some form of criminal activity. In those situations, Attorney Sherman will file a Motion to Suppress evidence alleging an illegal search and seizure. If the Motion to Suppress is granted, the case will be dismissed.

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