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Possession of a Firearm Under the Influence

Possession of a Firearm Under the Influence in Overland Park

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Kansas state law criminalizes the possession of a firearm while under the influence. If you were charged with this offense, it is essential to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and future. At Gigstad Law Office, LLC in Overland Park, our knowledgeable criminal defense attorney is dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation. When you choose to work with our team, you will receive the exceptional support and guidance you deserve, so you can secure the best possible results for your case.

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The Penalties of a Conviction

If you are facing a charge for possession of a firearm under the influence, you may suffer some severe penalties if you are convicted.

To secure a conviction, the state will have to prove one of the following beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • You could not safely operate a firearm because you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • You had a BAC of .08 or more.

It is not uncommon for this charge to accompany a DUI charge. For example, if you were pulled over because a law enforcement officer suspected you were driving under the influence and, during the DUI investigation, your firearm was discovered, you may be charged with a DUI and possession of a firearm under the influence.

Moreover, this charge is a class A misdemeanor and, if convicted, you could face up to one year in jail. You may also be responsible for steep civil fines and your concealed carry license will likely be revoked for at least one year. If this is your second conviction, it may be revoked for three years.

Speak to an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney About Your Case Today!

If you are facing criminal charges, this is undoubtedly an overwhelming and difficult time for you. Given how much is at stake, it is important to retain skilled legal counsel as soon as possible to protect your rights. At Gigstad Law Office, LLC in Overland Park, our experienced criminal defense team is dedicated to aggressively advocating on behalf of every client we serve. Backed by a history of successful results, you can rest assured your case is in good hands with us.

Reach out to our law office today at (888) 387-2036 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your criminal defense case with our attorney and learn more about what we can do to help you.

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