The constitution of the United States guarantees citizens the right to protect themselves and bear arms. Despite nationwide controversy surrounding gun laws, the state of Arkansas does not require a permit to buy and possess a rifle, shotgun, or handgun, for most citizens. That means that Arkansas recognizes the constitutional right to protect yourself, your property, and your loved ones from those who may cause you harm. However, gun laws have limitations and change frequently; if you are not up to date on the intricacies of the law you may unwittingly be charged with a crime. Our office zealously fights and defends individuals who have been charged with gun related crimes. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Arkansas attorneys defending individuals from gun related charges
Arkansas prohibits individuals who have been convicted of a felony, adjudicated a mental defective, or committed involuntarily to any mental institution from purchasing or possessing a gun. It also requires a permit to carry a handgun in a vehicle, on his person, or in any other situation where the firearm is readily available for use with the purpose to employ it as a weapon against another. Other complex laws are enforceable and may not be easily understood by all gun owners, collectors and enthusiasts. Our office has extensive experience handling the following gun related matters:
- Unlawful sale of firearms or ammunition
- Unlawful discharge of a firearm
- National Firearms Act violations
- Gun-related criminal charges
- Gun licensing matters, including carrying a concealed weapon
Violating state and federal gun laws may result in heavy fines, the loss of your gun privileges, and in some cases, criminal charges in federal court. We can often negotiate with licensing authorities to reduce suspensions, have licenses reinstated, or avoid license revocation.
Little Rock attorneys defending the license to carry a concealed weapon
If you have obtained a license to carry a concealed weapon, you have been given a significant responsibility. You have agreed to carry the weapon responsibly and to follow all laws while carrying that weapon. Your license may be suspended by the licensing board if you are arrested or charged with a crime. Your license may also be revoked if you become ineligible to possess a weapon. Finally, your license may be revoked if you are convicted of an alcohol related crime while carrying your firearm. If you believe your concealed weapon license has been revoked unfairly, contact our office today. We may be able to help you have your license reinstated.