As a weapons charges lawyer in Omaha, NE, Daniel Stockmann and his legal team at Stockmann Law understands that the gun laws in Nebraska are extremely complex. It can be difficult for someone who doesn’t study law to know that they are actually violating a law. At Stockmann Law, criminal defense attorney Daniel Stockmann defends those who are facing weapons charges in Omaha, NE, and the surrounding areas.
Along with his team, he knows how to develop strong, aggressive defense strategies for clients facing charges such as possession of a deadly weapon and other weapons charges. He works extremely hard to help you move on from this charge. If you are innocent, he will help you to build up a loctite defense and fight for you vigorously in court. If you were in possession of a weapon illegally in Nebraska, he can help to negotiate and fight for your penalties to be lessened. He works extremely hard to obtain dismissed charges, alternative penalties, or reduced sentences.
If you have been charged with a weapons violation in Nebraska, contact Stockmann Law as soon as possible. We will schedule a free case evaluation that will give us some information about your case, help us identify potential defense strategies, and allow for you to ask any questions you may have.
Types of Weapons Charges in Nebraska
Almost anything can be used as a weapon, so just what are the different types of weapons charges in Nebraska? At Stockmann Law, we have over 20 years of experience fighting weapons charges in Omaha, NE and the surrounding areas. Some of the most common types of weapons charges we’ve seen include:
Possession of a Firearm: If you have previously been convicted of a felony crime, you are unable to carry a gun. This can include a violent felony, but it doesn’t always include something violent. Other people who aren’t able to possess a firearm are those who have been dishonorably discharged from the military and anyone who is undocumented.
Unlawful Carrying of a Concealed Weapon: If you carry a weapon and do not have a valid concealed carry permit. Concealed carry doesn’t only refer to guns. It can include brass knuckles, knives, and other deadly weapons.
Criminal Instrument Possession: Using any form of dangerous weapon (a knife, crowbar, baseball bat, etc) with the purpose of physically hurting someone, threatening someone, or performing a criminal action could result in jail time, fines, probation, and more.
Carrying a Weapon on School or Government Property: If you carry a firearm or dangerous weapon into a school zone or a government building, you may be charged with a second-degree felony and spend up to 10 years in prison.
Possession of Prohibited Firearms: If you carry a firearm that has been altered in some way or is illegal to own, you can face weapons charges. This includes possessing an automatic weapon (also known as a machine gun), a sawed-off shotgun, or a short rifle. The laws around these weapons continue to change, so it is important to check on the status of your weapons every so often.
Hunting without a License: This crime is considered a Class II misdemeanor. If you are caught hunting without a license, it will depend on the type of animal that you were hunting. It can range from as little as $50 to over $1,000 for mountain sheep. The fine will always be more expensive than the license itself would have been.
There are other weapons charges you need to be aware of as well, including making repairs to weapons or alterations that have no lawful purpose, selling weapons, or changing a gun. All of these charges are extremely service and require a fierce weapons charges lawyer on your side.
Nebraska Weapons Charges We’ve Defended
At Stockmann Law, we have helped a wide range of defendants who face some of the most extreme weapons charges. Our team has experience helping those who have been charged with:
- Selling guns to a minor
- Illegal gun sales
- Illegal possession of a gun
- Possession of a gun after a felony conviction
- Lying when you apply for a gun license or permit
- Possession of a weapon when you were committing another crime
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
- Carrying a gun with an altered or eliminated serial number
These charges carry a minimum sentence in Nebraska, which means you are likely to face jail time. At Stockmann Law, we make it our goal to help people stay out of jail. It can be extremely difficult to rebuild your life once you’ve spent any amount of time in jail. To get a defense that helps prevent jail time, you need to get started as soon as possible. Call Stockmann Law today to get started with a free case evaluation where we can start answering these questions.
Possession of Deadly Weapon Charges Lawyer in Omaha
As a possession of deadly weapons charges lawyer in Omaha, Daniel Stockmann knows exactly where to look to defend you. Usually, it involves identifying weaknesses in the case against you. We dig deep into your arrest, reviewing witness statements to find out exactly what happened. Then, we look at police reports to ensure that your rights weren’t violated and that the prosecution is being truthful in their statements.
We work quickly and efficiently, filing motions to suppress illegal evidence and to ensure that everything was handled properly. If possible, we will negotiate out of court so that you don’t have to go through an entire trial. However, if we think that you aren’t getting a good deal in negotiations, Daniel Stockmann is an effective trial lawyer as well.
Possession of a Deadly Weapons Charges Are Often Exaggerated
Law enforcement officials, judges, and everyone in the government often want to “make examples” out of those charged with weapons-related crimes. There is a major push against gun ownership and rights in the United States right now, and both sides are pushing for greater penalties for those who get convicted of gun crimes.
In particular, local law enforcement is pushing to get guns off of the streets, and they will go to extremes to get them out of people’s hands. Lawyer Daniel Stockmann ensures that in their zeal for “justice,” they didn’t violate your rights. We look into the situation around your arrest and even if you were guilty, there may be a way to get your charges reduced because you weren’t treated properly within the system.
We can’t do that, however, until we have had a discussion about your case and decide to work together. To start building that relationship, contact our legal team today for a free case evaluation.
Get The Weapons Charge Defense You Need In Nebraska
All across the United States and in Nebraska, there is an extremely high rate of gun violence and weapons charges. The laws have changed recently and are stricter than ever. Law enforcement is extremely zealous about finding and charging people with weapons charges, particularly gun-related crimes. This leads to a violation of your rights as a United States citizen and sloppy mistakes when they arrest you.
If you have been charged with a weapons-related crime in Nebraska, allow our criminal defense attorneys in Omaha, NE to come to your aid. We will diligently look into all of the details around your weapons charge and see how we can help you get a reduced sentence, or get your charges completely dropped. While we cannot guarantee anything, our team is extremely knowledgeable about weapons violations and charges. We also work extremely hard to defend our clients and help them move on with their lives.