Criminal Defense Attorney Chattanooga

Chattanooga Weapon Gun Charges Attorney

If you are facing weapon gun charges in Chattanooga, Tennessee, you could have a difficult road ahead. Weapon charges can carry harsh consequences by the Tennessee Courts. There are many types of weapons charges such as possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon, unlawful purchase, selling or distribution of a weapon, unlawfully permitting a juvenile to possess a handgun or carry a concealed weapon.

Additionally, if you are accused of having or using a weapon while committing another crime, the sentence can be dramatically increased. Having an experienced Chattanooga criminal defense lawyer is important to help you through the court process.

From guns and knives to baseball bats, John McDougal, an experienced Chattanooga weapons offenses lawyer can handle a wide range of potential weapons and other potential criminal charges.

Tennessee gun charges include:

  • Aggravated assault or battery using a deadly weapon

  • Brandishing a firearm in public

  • Carrying a knife or gun onto an airplane or into an airport

  • Carrying a loaded, concealed gun in your car

  • Illegally possessing a concealed weapon

  • Illegally selling weapons

  • Shooting into an occupied building

  • Unlawfully discharging a gun

  • Weapons possession by a convicted felon

Prohibited Weapons in Tennessee

Some weapons are completely prohibited in the state of Tennessee. The following weapons are considered illegal for a person to possess.

  • A device principally designed, made or adapted for delivering or shooting an explosive weapon

  • Explosive or an explosive weapon (Class B felony punishable by 8-30 years in prison)

  • Firearm silencer (Class E felony punishable by 1-6 years in prison)

  • Hoax device

  • Knife with a blade exceeding 4 inches OR

  • Any other implement for infliction of serious bodily injury or death that has no common lawful purpose.

  • Machine gun (Class E felony punishable by 1-6 years in prison)

  • Short-barrel rifle or shotgun (Class E felony punishable by 1-6 years in prison)

  • Switchblade knife or metal knuckles (Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail)

Ref: TCA 39-17-1302

Some of these weapons definitions are very subjective. You may have a legal weapon, but be mistakenly accused of having an illegal or prohibited weapon. We are prepared to challenge the prosecuting attorney to prove that the weapon you possess clearly falls in these categories, and can get the charges dismissed if they do not.

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