If you have a conviction or juvenile adjudication for any felony charge in Denver, La Plata County or anywhere else in Colorado, you can no longer possess a firearm. If you do possess a firearm or gun after a felony conviction or juvenile adjudication in Colorado, you will face Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders charges. Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders, C.R.S. 18-12-108, charges occur whenever someone knowingly possesses, uses, or carries a firearm or another weapon that applies to this statute, after they have been convicted or adjudicated for a felony or for attempt or conspiracy to commit a felony.
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Firearm Definition in Arapahoe County and Across Colorado
To better understand how Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders charges can be filed in Arapahoe County and across Colorado, you must understand the definition of firearm. By definition, a firearm includes:
“Any handgun, automatic, revolver, pistol, rifle, shotgun, or other instrument or device capable or intended to be capable of discharging bullets, cartridges, or other explosive charges.”
Always consult an experienced Colorado firearms lawyer for a full understanding of this definition and how it applies to you.
Possessing a Weapon as a Previous Offender Consequences in Jefferson County
In Golden, Jefferson County, and everywhere else in Colorado, Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders is normally a class 6 felony, but it can be a class 5 felony if you violate C.R.S. 18-12-102 and the weapon is a dangerous weapon. It is also a class 5 felony if your previous felony conviction was for burglary, arson, or any felony involving the use of force or the use of a deadly weapon and the new violation occurred within ten years from the first violation or from the date of release from confinement. Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders can also be a class 4 felony under certain circumstances.
Charged or Accused of Possessing a Weapon as a Previous Offender in Colorado? Call the Firearms Lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office
If facing charges or accusations for Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, act quickly and involve a firearms lawyer immediately. Fortunately, there may be defenses available to you if facing these charges. First, we may be able to use the defense that you didn't knowingly possess a weapon. Or, perhaps your constitutional rights were violated. In other words, don't lose hope if facing any allegations of possessing a weapon as a previous felon. There may be defenses available to you. Be sure to consult one of our aggressive firearms attorneys today to find out what those may be and to discuss your case in greater detail.
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