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Baltimore Gun Crime Defense Lawyers

Every U.S. state has its own laws on the books for carrying, transporting, and using guns. Although the second amendment protects your right to bear arms, it can be legally difficult to do so if you don’t know the law. Simply owning a firearm has many requirements. In Maryland, you can be charged with a gun crime if you do not follow very specific protocols. Gun crimes result in heavy fines for misdemeanors, and long prison sentences for felonies. The type of firearm used is also a factor in sentences upon conviction. If your gun crime charge is a repeat offense, or if you have a criminal record, you could face life in prison.

Because gun laws in our state are among the strictest in the nation, it’s important to have our skilled Baltimore criminal defense attorneys by your side to help fight any charges. At The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC, we provide aggressive advocacy for our clients facing criminal charges.

Accused of a gun crime in Maryland? Contact our firm for the experienced legal counsel you need.

Understanding Maryland Gun Laws

Violent crimes are not the only way to get arrested for a gun crime. In fact, it is illegal to wear, carry, or transport a handgun either openly or concealed without a valid permit. Of course, it is also illegal to carry or transport a gun with the deliberate intent to injure or kill another person, per Maryland Criminal Code Ann. § 4-203. Under certain circumstances, you may be legally permitted to transport a gun if it is unloaded and carried in an enclosed case, such as taking the firearm from a legal place of sale or a repair shop.

Examples of Gun Crimes in Maryland include:

  • Carrying a firearm: Illegally carrying a firearm is a misdemeanor in Maryland, and penalties may include up to 3 years in jail and fines up to $2,500, if it is a first offense. Second and subsequent gun crime convictions can carry prison sentences up to 10 years.
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm: Previously convicted felons or drug users may not possess guns or ammunition of any kind. Those convicted of this gun crime may be sentenced to a prison term of up to 10 to 15 years.
  • Owning an assault pistol: Assault pistols are illegal to own, use or sell in Maryland, under code § 4-301. You may be subject to up to 3 years in prison for a conviction, as well as a fine up to $5,000.
  • Possession of destructive devices: It is illegal to possess a machine gun, sawed-off shotgun or rifle, or a silencer. Conviction can result in 10 years of imprisonment.

Contact Our Firm Today

Accused of gun charges in Maryland? With more than two decades of combined legal experience, we are prepared to strategize a defense on your behalf. Each case is unique, and our legal team will examine the circumstances of your arrest and inform you of your legal options. For example, if you were illegally searched, you may be able to have your charges dropped.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation at (410) 630-4274.

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Happy clients

  • Mark Scheuerman is, in every way, a fantastic lawyer.

    “Mark Scheuerman is, in every way, a fantastic lawyer. He represented me two days in a row, and within a week of being hired. Both court dates had nothing short of fantastic outcomes. He really cares about people, and it shows in the way he conducts himself in and out of the courtroom. He just loves what he does, which makes the process much more smooth. His prices were extremely fair as well, considering the caliber of work you're getting out of it.”

    William

  • Outstanding legal representation!

    “I was recently rear-ended on the beltway by a disbarred attorney. This person claimed that I was at fault due to road rage. The state trooper sided with the person who struck me. This resulted in 6 citations, 9 points on my driving record and $1000 in fines. If the charges would have stuck, I would have lost my license. My entire family would have been severely affected not to mention my livelihood. Thank God I chose Mark Scheuerman to represent me in court! Mark did an outstanding job examining all aspects of the charges, as well as the facts of the case. Having never experienced being in a courtroom before, he went above and beyond to prepare me for the trial. The result of his hard work was a complete acquittal. I can't speak highly enough of Attorney Scheuerman.”

    Bill

  • I felt very at ease with Mark representing me.

    “I am very pleased with the way in which Mark handled my case. I had a speeding ticket which was 29 miles over the speed limit. Mark was very prompt in returning my telephone call and explained what would happen once we got into court and also gave me very valuable information while at court and prior to going to court. I ended up receiving probation before judgment. My fine was reduced from $160 to $50 + $25.50 in court costs. I felt very at ease with Mark representing me and will definitely use him in the future. My family also wants his name and number for any future situations they may come across.”

    Terry H.

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    “He is the best!!!! I had quite a few traffic tickets, and my license was suspended 11 times when we first started. I was facing jail time. He not only spent two hours showing me what to do to get it back, when we went to court today I only was given a ppj!!!!!”

    Lauri Mcclellan

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    “Words cannot describe alone how Mark saved my life. Mark made me feel at ease and that everything would be ok. He was a constant professional. My advice to everyone is if Mark tells you to do something do it he knows what he is talking about. In court Mark worked magic everything was drooped and now I still have my job. Thank you so much Mark, you truly are a winner.”

    Eric R.