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Omaha Weapons and Firearms Charges Defense Lawyer

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Nebraska Criminal Attorney for Gun Crimes in Douglas County and Lancaster County

The United States Constitution may grant citizens the right to bear arms via the 2nd Amendment, but in reality, firearm ownership is more of a privilege than a right. This privilege can be suspended or permanently revoked if a gun owner fails to abide by state or federal weapons laws. Many of these statutes are confusing to even the most astute gun owners, and they often change, so it can be difficult to keep up.

If you face a weapons charge in Nebraska, the court does not differentiate between an intentional or accidental violation. To secure the best possible outcome, entrust your case to Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. Attorney Tom Olsen, a Former Assistant State Attorney General and Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor who has successfully defended thousands of clients. His 30 years of trial experience gives you a critical advantage in the pursuit of dismissed or reduced charges. 

Nebraska Gun Laws

Weapons violations include various misdemeanors and felonies. Penalties depend on the severity of the offense and whether you are a repeat offender. Per federal law, anyone convicted of a felony loses their right to possess a firearm.

Here are some of the most common firearm violations:

Hunting without a license: Class II misdemeanor, includes escalating fines depending on the type of animal, from $150 for small game to $1,000 for mountain sheep.

Unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon: Class I misdemeanor for first offense, Class IV felony for a subsequent conviction. Charged if an individual does not possess a valid concealed carry permit. This may include handguns, knives, brass knuckles, or other deadly weapons.

Possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person: Class ID felony for first offense, Class IB felony for a repeat violation. Includes possession by convicted felons, subjects of existing orders of protection, and persons convicted of domestic violence in the past seven years.

Unlawful possession of a firearm at school: Class IV felony, exclusions include on-duty law enforcement, contracted security personnel, and non-student concealed carry permit holders.

Possession of prohibited firearms: Class IV felony, charged for possessing an automatic weapon (machine gun), sawed-off shotgun, or short rifle.

How a Weapons Charges Defense Attorney Can Help

For any firearms violation, place your trust in Attorney Tom Olsen, Nebraska's premier criminal defense lawyer. Regardless of the circumstances in your case, Attorney Olsen will determine the most effective course of action to achieve a favorable outcome. That could mean asking for dropped charges due to law enforcement error or negotiations with prosecutors for lesser charges or a plea agreement. With his three decades of diverse legal experience, Attorney Olsen knows how to get the result you need to protect your future and your ability to legally own and possess a firearm.

Lincoln Gun Charges Lawyer

Firearm allegations require adept legal representation. Olsen Law Offices P.C., L.L.O. is prepared to begin your defense today. For a free consultation, contact a 24/7 Lincoln County defense attorney at 402-598-5789. We also serve clients in Lincoln County, North Platte, Dawson County, Lexington, Buffalo County, Kearney, Hall County, Grand Island, Hamilton County, Aurora, York County, York, Seward, Sarpy County, and Papillion.

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