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Defense Attorneys

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At Antol & Sherman PC, we have over 60 years of combined experience representing defendants, fighting for our client’s best interests, and protecting their rights throughout the legal process. We have extensive experience handling all types of firearm and weapon offenses, and we are committed to providing each client with the individualized attention and aggressive representation they deserve.

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Firearm & Weapons According To

Arizona Law

Arizona has some of the most lenient firearm and weapons laws in the United States, however, the consequences for breaking these laws can be some of the harshest in the nation. The penalty of firearm and weapons charges will depend on the severity of the charge which could range from illegal possession of a firearm to assault with a deadly weapon. Under Arizona law, weapons are defined and classified as either prohibited weapons or deadly weapons.

Prohibited weapons include a variety of homemade, manufactured and modified weapons like:

  • Bomb
  • Grenade
  • Propelled Rocket
  • Explosive Mine
  • A device to muffle a firearm
  • A firearm that is capable of shooting more than one shot automatically, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
  • And more.

Firearms like:

  • Handgun
  • Pistol
  • Revolver
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun

Any other weapon designed to shoot something from the use of an explosive.

Handgun & Handcuffs

Explosives like:

  • Dynamite
  • Nitroglycerine
  • Black powder
  • Plastic explosives
  • Any other explosive material.

Offenses For Firearms & Weapons In Northern Arizona

In Arizona, a firearms and weapons offense is defined as the illegal use or possession of a weapon. The most common firearms and weapons offenses include:

There are many other types of firearms and weapons offenses in Arizona, but these are some of the most common. If you have been charged with any type of firearms or weapons offense in Arizona, you must contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Misconduct Involving A Weapon

Misconduct involving weapons is a broad, umbrella term that includes 17 different types of misconduct charges. Each specific charge subsection has its own penalties, but most instances are usually charged as a felony offense.

Subsections of misconduct involving a weapon range from “Carrying a deadly weapon if you are under the age of 21” ( a Class 1 misdemeanor) to “Possessing a deadly weapon to commit an act of terrorism” (a Class 2 felony). A class 1 misdemeanor like Carrying a deadly weapon if you are under the age of 21 can bring with it a punishment of up to 6 months in jail and substantial fines. A Class 2 Felony, on the other hand, will have much more serious consequences like 4 to 12.5 years in prison.

If you have been charged with an offense involving misconduct with a weapon, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the criminal justice system and protect your rights. The attorneys at Antol & Sherman have over 60 years of experience defending clients against charges of misconduct involving weapons and other serious offenses.

Disorderly Conduct With A Weapon

In Arizona, disorderly conduct is defined as any behavior that is likely to disturb the peace or cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm. When there is the presence or possession of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, the defendant will face greater charges with harsher penalties.

When a disorderly conduct charge involves a weapon, especially a firearm, the offense is considered a Class 6 felony. A conviction of a Class 6 felony could result in fines, probation, or even a prison sentence of four months to two years depending on the severity of the crime.

The experienced attorneys at Antol & Sherman can help you understand the charges against you and aggressively defend your rights. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

Unlawful Discharge Of Firearms

According to Arizona law, the definition of Unlawful Discharge of Firearms reads “A person who with criminal negligence discharges a firearm within or into the limits of any municipality is guilty of a class 6 felony.”

A class 6 felony charge for the unlawful discharge of a firearm has serious consequences including, fines, probation, and the potential to serve time in prison.

If you have been charged with unlawfully discharging a firearm, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Antol & Sherman, our skilled criminal defense lawyers have experience handling a wide range of firearms offenses. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and freedom.

Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon

In the state of Arizona, Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon is defined as an assault that causes serious physical injury or is committed with a deadly weapon. The offense is a Class 3 felony, and the penalties can be quite severe.

If convicted, a person could face up to 15 years in prison. In addition, the offense is classified as a violent crime, which means that it will remain on a person’s criminal record even after they have served their sentence. As such, it is important to understand the consequences of this offense before committing any act that could be construed as aggravated assault.

Penalties

For Firearm & Weapon Offenses

Arizona has some of the most lenient firearm and weapons laws in the United States, however, the consequences forIn Arizona, felonies are divided into different categories, with each category carrying its own set of punishments. First- and second-degree murder charges are the only Class 1 felonies in Arizona and have the most serious punishments as consequence. The majority of firearm and weapon offenses fall in the below categories.

  • Class 2 Felony- The most serious offenses are Class 2 felonies and, depending on the severity can result in 3 to 12.5 years in prison.
  • Class 3 Felony- If convicted, a class 3 felony typically brings with it a sentence range of 2.5 to 7 years, however, an aggravated sentence could be as much as 8 years and 9 months.
  • Class 4 Felony- Class 4 felonies have an average sentence length of 1.5 to 3 years in prison, but an aggravated charge could be as much as 3.75 years.
  • Class 6 Felony- Despite being considered the least serious offense, Class 6 felonies can still lead to a significant amount of time behind bars, ranging from 4 months to 2 years in prison.

Any felony conviction can be devastating and have long-lasting effects on your future. This is why it is important to find a lawyer to fight for your freedom.
breaking these laws can be some of the harshest in the nation. The penalty of firearm and weapons charges will depend on the severity of the charge which could range from illegal possession of a firearm to assault with a deadly weapon. Under Arizona law, weapons are defined and classified as either prohibited weapons or deadly weapons.


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Experienced Trial Attorneys in

FLAGSTAFF

The law firm of Antol & Sherman, PC is located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Our lawyers represent people throughout Northern Arizona in a variety of legal matters including: 

•  Criminal Defense, including DUI, Drug
Charges, Violent Crimes & Serious Felonies

•  Family Law, including Child Custody,
Adoptions & Divorce

•  DUIs – All types from first offense to
aggravated & felony DUI

Experienced Trial Attorneys in
Flagstaff

The law firm of Antol & Sherman, PC is located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Our lawyers represent people throughout Northern Arizona in a variety of legal matters, including: 

•  Criminal Defense, including DUI, Drug Charges, Violent Crimes
& Serious Felonies

•  Family Law, including Child Custody, Adoptions & Divorce

•  DUIs – All types from first offense to aggravated & felony DUI

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