Practice Area — Weapons Offenses
Striving to Keep Your Gun Charges Out of The Public Domain
Due to the media’s increased focus on gun violence, Ohio prosecutors have prioritized filing gun charges over other criminal offenses. In many cases, the mandatory penalties attached to weapons convictions are more serious than they were just a few years ago.
If you have been charged with committing a gun crime in Columbus or elsewhere in Central Ohio, you need a knowledgeable advocate to safeguard your rights, your freedom and your future. Our lawyers at McNamara & McNamee - Attorneys at Law are equipped to take your case and resolve your complex criminal matters privately. Since 1976, we have helped our clients protect their interests while keeping their legal issues out of the public domain.
Exploring All Options to Reduce the Impact of a Gun Charge
Ohio’s gun laws are among the strictest in the country. There are mandatory penalties for possession or use of a firearm during the commission of a separate crime. Firearm Specifications can add years to a prison or jail sentence beyond the mandatory sentencing. For example, if you are convicted of a crime and possessed a weapon, the addition of a Firearm Specification may result in a mandatory additional year in prison. For use of a gun during the commission of an offense, you face a possible three additional years in prison. Negotiating with prosecutors to reduce or eliminate these specifications is a key part of your defense.
We are cognizant of the impact that a conviction and imprisonment have on your livelihood and relationships, which is why we tirelessly advocate for clients facing charges that include:
- Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
- Weapon Under Disability
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Carrying concealed in a prohibited area or without the proper license
- School Safety Zone Violations
- Possessing a gun while intoxicated
- OVI with possession of a firearm
- Possessing a firearm and a controlled substance
- Possession of a Dangerous Ordnance or Destructive Device
- Possession of firearm silencer or muffler
- Possession of automatic firearms
Our attorneys know how Ohio’s criminal courts operate on the local, state and federal level. We leverage this insight when we meet with prosecutors to discuss our clients’ cases and determine an appropriate course of action. We use our substantial understanding of federal and state criminal law to investigate all options, striving to secure reductions, dismissals or other favorable results.
We take pride in our ability to resolve criminal matters before trial to avoid the negative publicity that accompanies courtroom drama.
Exercise Your Right to Legal Representation. Consult With Us.
Connect with us to get the skilled legal counsel you need to make wise decisions and protect your privacy. You can reach us easily at 614-464-2770 or via our confidential contact form. Our lawyers are available to meet you at your convenience during the week or over the weekend.