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Louisiana Criminal Weapons Charges
Firearms and Weapons Offense Attorney in Shreveport, Bossier City, Monroe, & Ruston, LA
Louisiana Firearms Defense Attorney Eric Johnson at Your Service
Louisiana is one of many states in which you do not need a permit to purchase and openly carry a firearm; however, if you have a felony conviction for a violent crime or a felony drug crime, you may face additional complications from the criminal justice system. Felons may not possess firearms for up to ten years following the completion of the sentence, parole, probation, or the early suspension of the sentence. If you are caught with a firearm and have a felony conviction to your name.
Additionally, you may not carry a concealed firearm without the proper permits. It is also a crime to carry a concealed weapon in a manner that makes it likely the gun will discharge or cause others to fear that you are going to commit a crime with it. This is referred to as “negligent carrying of a concealed weapon” and carries serious penalties.
Over his 27-year career, Eric Johnson has pursued hundreds of cases involving the illegal application of firearms and other weapons in Louisiana. Speak to him for free to discuss your case and arrange for a strong defense. Connect with Eric.