Gun crimes are among the most frequently prosecuted criminal charges in Kentucky and Ohio. Individuals charged with any gun crime — especially those with a felony on their record — face severe penalties if convicted.

If you are facing gun charges, Dickman Law Offices can defend your rights and fight on your behalf. For more information, email us or call 859-446-1590.

Types of Gun Charges

Attorney Paul J. Dickman provides gun charge defense to clients charged with a range of crimes, including the following:

  • Illegal possession of a concealed weapon
  • Assault with a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes
  • Unlicensed possession of a firearm

Possession While Committing Other Crimes

In Kentucky:

  • It is legal to carry a shotgun or rifle
  • It is legal to carry a handgun with a permit

However, when an individual is in possession of a firearm and he or she has committed a crime, the penalties for the applicable crime can be enhanced. For example, if an individual is in possession of a firearm and marijuana, he or she could be facing enhanced penalties, even though the only crime being committed is being in possession of illegal drugs.

Any crime — from speeding to theft — is enhanceable if the defendant is in possession of a firearm. As criminal defense lawyers, our aim is to save our clients from a firearm enhancement and the penalties that ensue. Each issue can and should be dealt with separately.

Felon Possession Firearm

If you are a convicted felon, many of your rights have been taken away. Besides losing your right to vote and losing your license, you have also lost your right to possess a weapon.

It is a crime for a convicted felon to possess a weapon. If you have been charged with illegal possession, you need an experienced, aggressive gun charge defense to protect your rights in a critical time. Our Cincinnati gun possession lawyers can help you seek the best possible outcome in your case, which may involve a trial before a jury or a judge.

For gun charge defense in the Kentucky and greater Cincinnati, Ohio areas, please call 859-446-1590 or email our firm.