Weapon Charges Defense Attorney in Columbus
CCW Carrying a concealed weapon (CCW) occurs when a person knowingly carries or has concealed an deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance on his or her person or ready at hand. It also includes, should you have a permit to carry, certain actions when approached by a police officer. You must tell the officer you have a permit and are carrying. You must keep you hands in plain view at all times. You can’t touch the weapon or ordinance. You can’t disregard the lawful order of the law enforcement officer. EXCEPT law enforcement officers. Defenses: •Does your job demand it? •Would a prudent person in your position fear criminal attack? •Were you in your home? •Was the weapon properly carried in a vehicle? Penalties Depending on the circumstances, CCW is between a misdemeanor of the first degree and a third degree felony. Your driver’s license ends up suspended.
Having a Weapon Under Disability The crime When one acquire, has, carries or uses a weapon or dangerous ordinance and is •a fugitive from justice (under indictment or convicted of any felony) •convicted of most drug offenses •drug dependent or in danger of drug dependence •a chronic alcoholic •mentally incompetent Penalties Penalties ranger from a felony of the fifth degree to a first degree felony.