Federal Gun Crime Lawyer

Defending Your Rights with Federal Gun Crimes Lawyers in Washington DC and Virginia

Federal gun crimes encompass a range of offenses involving the illegal possession, use, sale, distribution, or manufacturing of firearms and ammunition. These crimes are primarily codified under Title 18 of the United States Code. Federal gun crimes often carry harsh sentences, reflecting the seriousness with which the federal legal system treats these offenses.

It is crucial to have an experienced Federal gun crimes attorney represent you if you have been charged with a gun crime offense.

An experienced Federal Gun Crimes Lawyer can assess your case’s strengths and weaknesses, negotiate with the prosecution, and provide guidance throughout the legal process. They can challenge evidence, negotiate plea deals, and represent you in court to get you the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

The criminal defense attorneys at Monument Legal have the courtroom-tested legal experience needed to defend you against gun charges and tenaciously fight for the best possible results in your case.

Stop delaying and schedule a consult. Find out what you’re facing in a complimentary consultation with an experienced Federal gun crimes attorney and rest easier tonight!

Frequently Asked Questions

Federal law enforcement prosecutes a range of gun-related offenses, including:

  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)): It is illegal for anyone convicted of a felony to possess a firearm. This is one of the most frequently prosecuted Federal gun offenses.
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (18 U.S.C. § 922(g)): This statute prohibits possession of firearms by several categories of individuals, including fugitives from justice, unlawful drug users, persons with mental health commitments, illegal aliens, persons dishonorably discharged from the military, individuals subject to certain restraining orders, and those convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors.
  • Use or Carrying of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime or Violent Crime (18 U.S.C. § 924(c)): This statute imposes mandatory minimum sentences for using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime or violent crime.
  • Unlawful Possession, Sale, or Transfer of Firearms (18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(1)(A)): This includes engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license.
  • Possession of a Stolen Firearm (18 U.S.C. § 922(j)): It is illegal to possess a firearm knowing or having reasonable cause to believe it was stolen.
  • Firearm Trafficking (18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(6)): This involves making false statements or representations to a licensed dealer when purchasing a firearm.

By prosecuting certain gun crimes at the federal level, the government aims to address significant public safety concerns, ensure uniform enforcement of gun laws, and utilize the extensive resources and expertise available at the federal level to combat serious and complex firearm-related offenses.

Federal jurisdiction often comes into play when gun crimes involve the crossing of state lines. The federal government can prosecute crimes that involve the transportation of firearms across state boundaries, which individual states may not have the authority to address comprehensively.

Navigating intricate Federal gun crimes demands the expertise of a qualified legal team. At Monument Legal, we fight to protect your constitutional rights, including your Second Amendment rights. Our attorneys provide comprehensive case evaluations and aggressive defense strategies tailored to your situation.

In many cases, sentences for violations of federal gun laws can be harsher than those for similar violations under state gun laws. Several factors contribute to the typically more severe penalties at the federal level:

  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences: Federal gun laws often include mandatory minimum sentences for specific offenses. For example, under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime or violent crime carries mandatory minimum sentences that can range from 5 years to life, depending on the circumstances (e.g., if the firearm is brandished or discharged).
  • Sentencing Enhancements: Federal sentencing guidelines provide for enhancements based on various factors, such as prior convictions, the type of firearm involved, and the nature of the offense. Repeat offenders and those involved in serious criminal activities can face significantly longer sentences under federal guidelines.
  • Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA): Under the ACCA (18 U.S.C. § 924(e)), individuals with three or more prior convictions for violent felonies or serious drug offenses face a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years if found in possession of a firearm. This can result in substantially harsher penalties than those typically imposed by state laws for similar conduct.
Consult with a Federal Gun Crimes Lawyer

Consult with a Federal Gun Crimes Lawyer

If you or a loved one are facing Federal gun charges, consulting with an experienced lawyer is essential. An experienced gun crimes attorney can help you understand your options, build a defense strategy, and navigate the legal system effectively. Contact Monument Legal today for a consultation and personalized legal assistance tailored to your case.

Why choose Monument Legal?

We have extensive experience handling gun crime charges and are familiar with the judges and the prosecutors. In addition, we will be by your side every step of the way, keeping you informed, answering your questions, and addressing your concerns. Our one goal in every case is to get our clients the best possible outcome. We care about your case, and we care about you.

Monument Legal consistently provides excellent results for their clients, including:

  • Diversion agreements
  • Reduced sentences
  • Aggressive Trial Representation