Skillful Colorado Criminal Defense Attorneys Fight for Clients Facing Gun and Weapons Charges
Experienced lawyers represent defendants in firearms cases
If you’re charged with a gun or weapons crime in Colorado, it's essential you have an advocate who has successfully defended clients facing these serious allegations. At Polansky Law Firm in Boulder, our criminal defense attorneys defend Coloradans accused of a range of crimes involving the illegal sale or use of weapons and work to uphold their rights in the criminal justice system. You can rely on our skill and determination to advocate for the best possible result under the facts of your case.
Dedicated criminal defense advocates handle state gun charges
Our criminal defense lawyers draw on extensive experience defending residents of Adams, Boulder, Denver, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties on all types of state gun charges. We represent clients who are accused of violating state weapon-related statutes such as those involving:
- Permits — Purchase permits and registration are not required for handguns in Colorado, but permits are required for concealed carry. A licensed dealer must perform a background check on all private party transfers.
- Open carry — Open carry is lawful for Coloradans at least 18 years old who can legally possess firearms.
- Illegal discharge of a weapon — State law prohibits anyone from “knowingly or recklessly” discharging a firearm into any dwelling or any other building or occupied structure or into any occupied motor vehicle.
If you’ve run afoul of any of Colorado’s gun laws, our knowledgeable legal team is ready to provide a skilled defense.
Resourceful law firm represents clients charged with federal gun crimes
In addition to defending clients facing state charges, our lawyers represent Coloradans in federal criminal cases. Federal gun charges differ from state charges in notable ways. They are, to begin with, prosecuted by federal authorities. If someone is suspected of violating a federal weapons law, an officer from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) will conduct the arrest and the case will go to federal court, where there are strict sentencing guidelines that make plea bargaining tougher.
Moreover, federal firearms laws provide for particularly severe penalties. The unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon can result in 10 years behind bars. If a firearm is used or carried during a drug trafficking crime or violent crime, the federal penalties are even harsher. If a shotgun or assault weapon is used, an additional 10 years may be added to the penalty for the violent crime.
Our skilled defense lawyers have years of experience advocating for clients facing criminal charges in federal court. No matter how bleak the situation may look, our law firm will never stop fighting to protect your future and freedom.
Contact our Colorado criminal defense firm for your gun and weapons charge
Polansky Law Firm, located in Boulder, represents Colorado defendants facing a range of gun and weapons allegations. Schedule a confidential consultation by calling (303) 415-2583 or contacting us online.