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 a skilled Maryland criminal defense attorney by your side to help fight any charges. As a trial-tested gun crimes defense lawyer in Baltimore, I provide aggressive advocacy for my clients facing criminal charges.
Accused of a gun crime in Maryland? Contact my firm, The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC for the experienced legal counsel you need.
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:
Accused of gun charges in Maryland? I, Mark G. Scheuerman, am prepared to strategize a defense on your behalf. Each case is unique, and I 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 me todayfor a free case evaluation at (410) 630-4274.