Accused Of A Gun Crime? We Can Help.
If you face a handgun or weapons charge in Minnesota, you need straight answers from an experienced weapons’ offenses defense attorney. Attorney Matthew J. Mankey of Mankey Law Office will review the facts of your case to ensure that your constitutional rights were not violated by authorities. Our criminal defense law firm is experienced in defending Minneapolis and western suburb individuals against a variety of weapons charges, including:
- Use of a deadly weapon
- Reckless discharge of a firearm
- Illegal sale or possession of a firearm
- Federal firearms crimes
To discuss your options with Mr. Mankey during a confidential consultation, call 612-424-9454 today to request a free case review.
Felon In Possession Of A Firearm And Other Weapons Offenses
Oftentimes, these charges accompany broader criminal charges such as theft, assault or drug crimes. Possession of a weapon increases the severity of these crimes and the penalties you face. For example, using a gun in an assault elevates the crime to second-degree assault, and upon conviction would result in a harsher sentence — up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. Because these cases are serious, your case demands an assertive defense strategy from a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.
Possession of a gun by a prohibited person can lead to significant consequences and should be treated accordingly. Minnesota law states that a person convicted of committing a felony crime, or some misdemeanor crimes, who is caught in possession of a firearm, faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison.
Even just carrying a concealed weapon without the proper permit in certain places could lead to criminal charges resulting in jail time and a fine.
Your Freedom Is At Stake
If you face weapons charges or any other criminal charges, it is important to hire a lawyer who will thoroughly investigate your arrest and fight the charges in court if that is in your best interest. Attorney Mankey has taken a number of cases to court and won acquittal or received drastically reduced sentences.
When your freedom is on the line, put your defense in the hands of a Minneapolis gun crime lawyer who has a proven record both in the courtroom and in negotiations with prosecutors. Email us to schedule a free initial consultation.