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October 13, 2023

In the United States of America, and by extension the state of Arizona, you have the right to possess a firearm as long as you follow the appropriate legal procedures. If obtained and licensed legally, you can use a firearm as a measure for self-defense or as an aid in hunting. However, gun crimes are taken extremely seriously, and you could lose the right to carry a firearm if you are convicted of certain crimes in a court of law. At the legal practice of Tucson criminal defense attorney Janet Altshculer, we believe that your rights are essential. If you have been accused of a gun crime in the state of Arizona, do not hesitate to contact us today. Our gun crime legal services can help you build your defense and pursue the best possible outcome. 

Penalties For Gun Crimes in Arizona

If you are convicted of a gun crime, you could be subject to severe penalties in the state of Arizona. Many people convicted of gun crimes get prison sentences, and it is also possible to pay financial penalties. 

Examples of penalties for gun crimes include: 

  • Class 2 Felony: A Class 2 felony can carry prison time of 7 to 21 years and suspension of your driver’s license for up to 5 years. 
  • Class 3 Felony: A Class 3 felony can include prison time of 5 to 15 years. 
  • Class 4 Felony: A Class 4 felony can include prison time of 4 to 8 years. 
  • Class 6 Felony: A Class 6 felony is punishable by 1 to 3 years in prison. 

But you could face more than prison time for a gun crime—you could also have to pay up to $150,000. To make matters worse, not only could you have prison time and a fine, but you will also have a permanent criminal record that can make it difficult to get a job, a mortgage, and more. 

What Happens If You Lose Your Gun Rights

If you are convicted of a gun crime, it is possible to have your right to a firearm revoked in addition to any prison time or fees. Not only will this mean you can no longer lawfully own or use a firearm, but you also cannot: 

  • Go hunting.
  • Become a police officer or continue to be a police officer. 
  • Enlist in one of the branches of the military. 

Whether or not your right to own a firearm is revoked will depend on several factors. The court will consider any previous felony convictions, how many people were affected, whether or not the incident was drug or gang-related, the type of firearm involved, and whether or not anyone was killed or seriously injured as a result of the crime. 

Contact Janet Altschuler Today to Build Your Gun Crime Defense 

A gun crime accusation doesn’t have to wreck your life. If you are charged with a gun crime in Arizona, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Janet Altschuler right away. She will fight for your rights and provide aggressive representation. Contact her office today to schedule your free consultation.

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