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Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun control laws in the United States. Any person above the age of 21 can carry a weapon openly or concealed without any permit or license. However, this right to bear arms is not without any restrictions. Being charged with weapons or gun charges in Arizona can lead to harsh penalties and it is important to have a strong legal team on your side to help get the best result possible.

If you have been charged with a weapons or gun crime, it is important that you consult with a criminal defense attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who will provide an aggressive representation so that you can have the best chance to get your case resolved. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be. 

Different Weapons and Firearms Charges in Phoenix

There are different types of weapons and firearms charges in Arizona that will lead to different penalties if convicted. Because of this, it is important to understand which charge you are specifically facing, so you know what your next steps need to be. Some of the different weapons and firearms charges are:

  • Misconduct Involving Weapons: This charge covers possessing a firearm with the serial number removed, possessing a sawed-off shotgun with a barrel under 18 inches, a violent crime committed while carrying a gun, possessing an illegally modified gun, and a convicted felon or illegal alien possessing a firearm.

  • Unlawful Discharge of Firearms: This charge covers the illegal discharge of a firearm in a negligent manner inside a municipality. 

  • Disorderly Conduct w/ A Weapon: This charge covers an individual who knowingly and recklessly handles, displays, or discharges a firearm with the intention of disturbing the peace.

  • Drive By Shooting: This charge covers a person who intentionally discharges a firearm from a motor vehicle at another person, an occupied structure, or an occupied vehicle.

  • Felony Gun Possession: The most common felony involving gun possession is illegal gun possession by prohibited possessors.
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Penalties For A Weapons Crime Conviction In Arizona

Being convicted of a weapons crime in Arizona can lead to severe penalties. Even if you are a first time offender, you could face harsh penalties. Some of the potential penalties for a weapons conviction in Arizona are:

  • Class 2 Felony: Being convicted of a Class 2 felony could lead to being sentenced to a mandatory prison sentence of 7 to 21 years.

  • Class 3 Felony: Being convicted of a Class 3 Felony can lead to being sentenced to a mandatory prison sentence of 5 to 15 years.

  • Class 4 Felony: You could be incarcerated in prison for 4 to 8 years.

  • Class 6 Felony: Being convicted of a Class 6 Felony includes a mandatory prison sentence of 1 to 3 years.
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‍Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale and other areas around Arizona. If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Maricopa County, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.


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