Representing Individuals Facing Weapons Charges

Being arrested and charged with any criminal offense is scary and serious. In some cases, additional charges may be filed if you were in possession of a weapon at the time of your arrest. When most people hear the word weapon they automatically think of a handgun or another firearm. Under Maine law, the term weapon can also apply to objects like a knife, baseball bat or even your bare fists.

At Elias Law Offices, we understand that cases involving weapons offenses often involve complex circumstances. Our attorneys listen to your account of what happened and work to defend and promote your rights at all related hearings and court proceedings.

We represent individuals who are facing weapons offenses, including:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Unlawful purchase of a weapon
  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a conceal and carry permit
  • Unlawful sale or distribution of a weapon
  • Criminal threatening or reckless conduct with a weapon

Weapons Charges And Domestic Violence And Criminal Convictions

Under Maine law, if you have been the subject of a domestic violence restraining order or convicted of a domestic violence-related offense, including a misdemeanor, you cannot legally purchase or possess a firearm, whether for personal protection or for hunting

Additionally, if you were convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to one or more years in prison, you cannot legally purchase or possess a firearm This is true, even if you do not actually serve out the entire term of your sentence.

If you are facing weapons-related charges in Maine, it is important to reach out to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. To discuss your case and options, contact a lawyer at our York office at 207-209-2655 or contact us online.