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Indiana Gun Charge Lawyer

Due to the potentially dangerous nature of firearms, gun charges are some of the more serious criminal offenses under Indiana law. When you have been charged with a firearms offense, you may be facing serious criminal penalties. You may also face long-term consequences for your reputation and future because of a criminal record. You need dedicated legal representation from an Indiana gun charge lawyer who will fight to secure the best possible result for your case.

If you are facing a firearms charge, don’t wait to get a criminal defense attorney on your side. Reach out to the Indiana gun charge lawyers of The Criminal Defense Team for a free initial case review. We can discuss the circumstances of your case and talk about the charges you are facing. We’ll advise you about your legal options.

Why Hire The Criminal Defense Team When You Are Facing Gun Charges in Indiana?

When you are arrested for and charged with a firearms offense in Indiana, it can feel like the entire criminal justice system has been set up against you. You understandably may feel anxiety regarding your freedom and reputation. To protect your interests, you need experienced criminal defense lawyers in your corner. Turn to The Criminal Defense Team for help in fighting your gun charges because of:

  • Our legal team’s expertise: five of the six board-certified criminal trial advocates in Indiana are members of our firm.
  • Our legal experience, which includes a combined 120-plus years of experience in criminal law. We’ve taken over 1,000 cases to trial, more than 400 of which were jury trials.
  • Our in-depth perspective on how the Indiana criminal justice system works: three of our attorneys have previously served as prosecutors, which gives us insight into how criminal cases are built and pursued.

Firearms Offenses in Indiana

Indiana law includes various criminal offenses related to the possession and/or use of guns. Examples of firearms offenses in Indiana include:

  • Possession of a handgun without a license – Indiana law requires individuals to have a license to possess a handgun, except when you’re on your own property or on another’s property with their consent, legally hunting, at a shooting range or firearms safety course, or when you have a handgun unloaded and secured in a container in a vehicle, or if you have applied for a license while under a domestic violence protection order.
  • Possession of a firearm on school property
  • Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person – Under Indiana law, certain categories of individuals are prohibited from possessing firearms, including people convicted of violent felonies, convicted of domestic battery, or declared dangerous under Indiana’s “red flag law.”
  • Possession of a firearm by a minor – People under the age of 18 may not possess a firearm except while at home and with their parent’s permission or while engaging in certain lawful activities like hunting or target practice with adult supervision.
  • Unlawful use of a firearm – Unlawful use of a firearm includes having possession of a firearm while committing certain violent offenses like robbery or battery or pointing a loaded gun at someone unless acting in self-defense.
  • Possession of prohibited firearms or ammunition – Indiana law makes it illegal for anyone to possess machine guns or armor-piercing ammunition.
  • Engaging in the prohibited sale or transfer of a handgun
  • Possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number

Penalties for a Gun Charge Conviction in Indiana

Penalties that can be imposed for conviction of firearms offenses in Indiana include:

  • Possession of a handgun without a license: Up to one year in jail or one to six years’ imprisonment for a second or subsequent conviction
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm on school property: Six months to 2.5 years’ incarceration, or one to six years in prison if possessing a handgun without a license
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor: One to six years’ imprisonment
  • Possession of a firearm after a domestic battery conviction: Up to one year in jail
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon: Two to 12 years in prison
  • Unlawful use of a firearm: Six months to 2.5 years’ incarceration, or up to one year in jail if using an unloaded firearm
  • Unlawful sale or transfer of a firearm: One to six years in prison
  • Possession of armor-piercing ammunition: One to six years imprisonment
  • Possession of a machine gun: Two to 12 years in prison
  • Possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number: One to six years in prison

Indiana Gun Charge FAQs

Common questions that clients facing gun charges ask include:

How much does an Indiana gun charge lawyer cost?

At The Criminal Defense Team, we offer free initial consultations so that you can learn more about your charges and how our firm can help. If you choose to hire our firm to defend you against your gun charge, we charge a flat legal fee that is based on our assessment of your case. That assessment will include the complexity of the charges and how much work may be needed to reach a result. You will not be required to pay any more than the flat fee we quote you. We require you to pay a portion of the flat fee upfront, and you can take care of the balance via a payment plan.

Can you get my charges dismissed?

No attorney can promise any specific outcome to your charges. Instead, we will offer you an honest, straightforward assessment of your case, discussing the potential outcomes and what we believe may be the likely result, which can change over the course of your case. We won’t lie to you if the prosecution has a strong case, nor will we pressure you into taking a plea deal simply to end your case.

What should I do if I’ve been arrested on gun charges?

If you have been arrested for a gun charge, you should immediately exercise your rights. This includes the right to remain silent and not answer any questions the police may have about your charges. You should also exercise your right to legal counsel and contact The Criminal Defense Team as soon as possible to speak with an Indiana gun charge lawyer.

Contact The Criminal Defense Team to Get Help from an Indiana Gun Charge Lawyer to Defend Your Rights

If you have been arrested on a gun charge in Indiana, you need experienced legal representation as quickly as possible to protect your rights. Call The Criminal Defense Team at (317) 687-8326 for a free, confidential consultation. You’ll get to talk with an Indiana gun charge lawyer for honest legal advice about your case. We’ll discuss its potential and likely outcomes and discuss how our firm can help you to obtain a favorable result.

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