Weapons Charges Defense
We represent individuals, security personnel, firearms dealers & police
From the moment you were detained and arrested every decision that you make can make a difference in how your case develops. If you have been charged arrested, or are being investigated for any weapons or firearms related crime, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney to get control of your situation. For situations involving federal charges, we also provide federal crimes defense representation.
A conviction on weapons charges can cost you your Second Amendment Rights, meaning you could lose the ability to own or possess firearms.
Grisham, Poole & Carlile specializes in only criminal defense law. We are criminal defense experts. Our criminal defense experience ranges from representing clients charged with serious felonies to common misdemeanors. We will aggressively defend our clients against any weapons related offenses, in or out of court. This includes representation in federal courts for federal weapons charges.
Your Second Amendment Rights have limitations in as much as, although you may possess a firearm, you are not allowed to display it in a threatening manner (brandishing), carry it in certain places (even if you have a concealed carry permit), or possess certain weapons such as plastic explosives, automatic weapons or weapons with features such as bayonet lugs, or silencers. You are forbidden from possessing or manufacturing explosive devices including, but not limited to, grenades, bombs, IED's, mines, rocket launchers or other military style weapons.
Concealed Carry Laws - OCGA § 16-11-126
(a) A person commits the offense of carrying a concealed weapon when such person knowingly has or carries about his or her person, unless in an open manner and fully exposed to view, any bludgeon, metal knuckles, firearm, knife designed for the purpose of offense and defense, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument of like character outside of his or her home or place of business, except as permitted under this Code section.
Possession and Carry Laws in Georgia - OCGA § 16-11-126
Having or carrying handguns, long guns, or other weapons; license requirement; exceptions for homes, motor vehicles, and other locations and conditions; penalties for violations
How do you get a concealed carry permit in Georgia? Eligible Georgians can apply for a Weapons Carry License through their local probate court. To learn more, visit this website.
- (a) Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry on his or her person a weapon or long gun on his or her property or inside his or her home, motor vehicle, or place of business without a valid weapons carry license.
- (h) (1) No person shall carry a weapon without a valid weapons carry license unless [exemptions only apply to guns].
Knife Laws in Georgia
In Georgia, there are no restrictions on the possession of knives, however; there are restrictions on carrying knives.
- It is legal to carry a knife with an overall length under twelve inches.
- It is illegal to carry a knife with an overall length over twelve inches.
Knives and Minors - Georgia OCGA § 16-11-101
Concerning sale and transfer, it is illegal to provide any person under the age of 18 a designated weapon. This would include, of course, any knife as "designed for the purposes of offense or defense." Violation of this prohibition would result in a misdemeanor charge.
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If you are being investigated for, or charged with, any type of weapons or firearms crime we recommend calling our law office as soon as possible. We understand the urgency of the matter, and respond quickly to all calls and online inquiries to hire a criminal defense lawyer. To get control of your situation CALL 678-880-9360 for a STRATEGIC APPOINTMENT with a weapons crimes defense attorney in Canton GA.