Weapons Offenses in North Carolina
In North Carolina, most individuals over the age of 21 are allowed by law to possess both open and concealed firearms with a valid permit. However, even a licensed gun owner can find him or herself under arrest for committing a weapons offense.
Weapons offenses in North Carolina include:
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon
- Unlawful Sale of a Weapon
Penalties for Weapons Offenses
Depending on the specifics of the charge, a conviction for a weapons offense could result in a jail or prison sentence, probation, fines and a criminal record.
Because weapons charges are so serious, it is important to speak with an experienced defense attorney as soon as you have been charged. Issues such as possession can be challenged, as can many other factors in your case.