Have you been accused of the unlawful use of a weapon or any crime involving a firearm? These offenses are taken seriously in Missouri; the penalties may include jail or prison time and heavy fines, plus the loss of the right to own a firearm. The most important thing you can do in the face of any weapon-related investigation or arrest is to involve a criminal defense attorney. At Loraine Law Center, we are standing by to offer the guidance and defense you need.
We defend clients in Miller, Moniteau, and Cole County against all types of weapon crimes:
- Unlawful use of a weapon
- Armed robbery
- Armed burglary
- Assault with a firearm or deadly weapon
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Unlawful sale or distribution of weapons
Put a Cole County weapon crime defense attorney in your corner who won’t back down or accept anything other than the best possible result. Call (573) 995-4077 today!
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Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Although Missouri allows open carry and concealed carry without a permit, Section 571.030 of the Missouri Revised Statutes outlines several offenses related to the unlawful use of a weapon.
- Shooting a firearm within 100 yards of a school, church, or court.
- Taking a firearm into a school or other educational facility, church, or court.
- Displaying a firearm or deadly weapon in a threatening manner.
- Shooting a firearm across a highway, into a building, or from a moving vehicle.
No matter the type of charge you’re facing, Cole County weapon crime defense attorney Kyle Loraine stands ready to defend your freedom. Contact us today!
Missouri Gun Laws
When it comes to firearms, open carry and concealed carry are legal in Missouri for adults aged 19 and older (or 18 for members of the military). Missouri law does not specifically state that you do or do not need a permit to carry a firearm, but local authorities can restrict concealed carry in certain buildings. Missouri is also a “stand your ground” state, which means that gun owners can defend themselves in or outside of their homes and properties. They are not required to retreat before using deadly force to defend themselves.
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