- Misdemeanor or felony, though the majority are felonies.
- Up to a year in county jail for misdemeanors.
- Anywhere from 16 months to 4 years for unlawful firearm possession cases.
- Unlawful use of firearms can mean life in prison.
Firearms Law Enforcement/Prosecution
When used incorrectly or illegally, firearms are the most dangerous tool available to people. They are so intertwined with criminal enterprise that law enforcement has no choice but to focus on getting guns away from criminals. For this very reason, anyone who has been convicted of a felony is forever forbidden from owning a firearm of any kind. Mental health issues or the conviction of certain misdemeanors also prohibit a person from owning or acquiring a gun.
These laws will only get tighter as school shootings and gun violence take center stage in our media. It is simply too easy to hurt or kill someone with a gun. Law enforcement spends time and resources getting guns off the streets and then linking those guns to unsolved crimes committed in the past. Prosecutors come down hard on people charged with firearms crimes. Almost all jurisdictions have penalty enhancements for possessing or using a gun during the commission of any other crime.
Williams S. Kroger has handled hundreds of cases involving firearms. Mr. Kroger has a rapport with judges, court clerks and opposing attorneys that can only be nurtured by years of experience working in and around courts.
Most criminal defense attorneys began their careers as prosecutors. After a number of years, they change sides and tell potential clients that this helps them “know how the other side thinks.” What it really means is that anyone who has worked as a prosecutor have imprisoned and taken money and property from the very same people they now represent.
Mr. Kroger has never worked as a prosecutor or in law enforcement. Mr. Kroger is a 100 percent defense-oriented lawyer and has dedicated his professional life to defending his clients and preparing and executing the best legal defense possible. When you hire Mr. Kroger, you know that you have an attorney who has always been on your side.
In 2013, Mr. Kroger represented a client arrested with twenty pounds of marijuana, two high=power rifles, ammunition and a bullet proof vest. The client received a misdemeanor marijuana charge with no jail time. The guns were returned to him.
If you’ve been arrested or charged with a firearms violation or believe that you will be, contact an experienced, 100 percent defense-oriented attorney. The Kroger Law Group will work to ensure you know what your rights are and give you the best legal defense possible.