Las Vegas Weapons Offenses Lawyers
Helping Nevadans in Clark County Fight for Their Rights & Freedoms
While gun and weapon ownership are rights afforded to citizens, guns and knives can be used in the commission of a crime. When that happens, the misused weapon becomes a criminal tool. Additionally, some citizens are prohibited from gun possession, and when they use them, it’s automatically in contravention of Nevada laws.
In Nevada, using a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime is grounds for enhanced criminal charges. The enhanced charges can add as much as 20 years to any sentence the accused faces. All criminal charges are serious, but if you’ve been accused and arrested on a weapons charge, you need the experience and knowledge of a seasoned Las Vegas weapons offenses attorney working on your behalf. At Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd., we understand there is more than one side to every story, and our job is to hear your story and help you convey that to the court in your defense. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys can help you develop a robust defense in your Las Vegas weapons offense case.
The dedicated Las Vegas weapon charge attorneys at our firm can help you:
- If you’re waiting for release after being held on weapons charges
- When you’re released on bond, we’ll start planning your defense and investigating your case
- When you face serious charges, we will go above and beyond to argue for a reduced or dropped case.
- Need an attorney willing to put in the time tearing apart the prosecution’s case
- If a plea deal is in your best interest, we will negotiate for minimum penalties for weapons crimes.
- Negotiate a plea deal in your best interest and with as little time away as possible.
At Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd., we know what it means to face serious criminal charges – not sure if you will be able to retain your freedom. Our attorneys will take the time to fight for your rights and freedom.
The Las Vegas weapon offenses attorneys at Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd. are ready to provide a case review consultation. All you need to do is call our office at (702) 623-5185 or use our convenient online contact portal.
Regulated Weapons in Nevada
As an open-carry state, Nevada allows the plain view legal carry of handguns, tasers, and stun guns. Some weapons are regulated, for example, nunchucks and certain types of knives. Some knives can be legally carried in Nevada, so it’s important to understand which weapons are legal and illegal before purchasing.
This law also applies to:
- Knife & Dirk
- Blackjack or Billy club
- Metal Knuckles
An individual would need a concealed weapon permit to carry a knife outside the home and into public spaces. In addition to a permit, you will need law enforcement approval to carry a knife with a blade over 3 inches. Failing to adhere to knife laws can result in misdemeanor charges, fines, and jail time in Nevada.
Nevada Gun Laws
Nevada has very lax gun laws. Very few restrictions encumber gun owners throughout the state. There are no waiting periods before purchase, and private gun sales are legal. While a person must be at least 21 years old to purchase a weapon in Nevada, after completing a training course for gunowners, they can purchase any legal gun in the state.
Given the freedom afforded by the state, it’s not surprising violations are considered serious crimes.
It’s illegal to carry or possess a gun as a felon in Nevada, and brandishing your weapon while drunk is also a crime. All weapons are illegal in school environments, including buses and daycare. Additionally, some are prohibited from owning weapons in Nevada.
In Nevada, an applicant is denied gun ownership if:
- They have a felony conviction
- There’s a history of domestic violence
- There are active arrest warrants
- There’s a history of drug abuse
- The applicant has documented mental illness
- The individual isn’t a US citizen or is in the country illegally
If you or someone you love is facing criminal gun charges in Clark County, contact our Las Vegas weapon charge attorneys immediately. The prosecutor will aggressively fight the state’s position, so securing legal representation is important to ensure someone is fighting for you and your rights. The sooner you contact our offices, the sooner we can start building a defense to protect you.
If you face a weapons offense in Las Vegas, Pitaro & Fumo Chtd. attorneys are ready to help you fight for your freedom. Call (702) 623-5185 to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.