Residents of Arkansas are concerned about protecting their right to bear arms. This right, however, is lost for those convicted of a felony or of domestic violence. Maintaining one’s right to bear arms means defending against such charges or reaching a resolution which does not result in a permanent conviction. This post is the first in a series meant to discuss how those accused of an offense can maintain their right to bear arms.
One charged with a felony or domestic violence will lose the right to bear arms. Carrying a firearm, after such a conviction, can lead to both federal and state charges. Maintaining your right to defend yourself, and to carry a gun, means avoiding the conviction. We will be discussing a number of topics over the course of this series. Subjects we will look at include:
- Maintaining your right to carry arms through a dismissal
- Maintaining your gun rights through a plea agreement
- How lesser included offenses may protect your gun rights
Prosecutors aggressively pursue those caught carrying a gun in violation of the law. This means that, if you have been arrested, and you wish to protect your second amendment privileges, you should retain legal counsel immediately.
Our Little Rock Arkansas criminal defense lawyers aggressively protect the rights of the accused throughout Arkansas. Once retained will will analyze your case for the existence of search and seizure issues or for other possibilities which can protect your firearm rights. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. Our lawyers also handle matters in Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff, and throughout the rest of Arkansas. Contact us today.