Alabama Concealed Weapons Charges Defense Lawyer
Alabama Attorney Handling Firearms Possession and Weapon Violations Charges
I am attorney Joel L. Sogol, seasoned criminal defense attorney in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I defend clients who want to fight concealed weapons charges. In Alabama you do not need a license to own a pistol, shotgun or rifle, nor do you need a permit to buy a handgun. You must have a permit to carry a concealed firearm or have a pistol in your car.
If you are caught, booked and charged, it would not be in your best interest to represent yourself on concealed weapons charges. I recommend retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney — someone who combines knowledge of weapons violation law in Alabama with sound defense strategy.
I am attorney Joel L. Sogol, and I have been defending clients accused of criminal activity for 30 years. In that time I spent more than four years as a public defender, learning how the legal system works from the inside out. Contact me for a free initial consultation.
Defending Your Concealed Weapons Charge
There are many ways gun possession can get you into serious trouble. If you are charged with gun possession in addition to drug violation charges, the penalties become harsher with expanded jail time and additional fines.
Alabama law comes down hard on people accused of manufacturing methamphetamines, meth drug possession or possessing with intent to distribute. The impact of a state drug conviction alone can cloud your future. If you are convicted of a Class A felony, for example, you could face up to 10 years in prison plus hefty fines.
In Alabama you may not own a pistol if you are convicted of a violent crime. You may not own a firearm if you have been convicted of any state or federal crime with more than one year of prison time.
If you are facing a concealed weapons charge, don’t agree to anything until you consult with the law offices of Joel L. Sogol. I can examine the evidence to determine how strong the State’s case is, and move to reduce or dismiss the charges or negotiate a plea bargain. I work to have the record sealed, so that you have a brighter future.
For skilled, seasoned counsel on a concealed weapons charge, turn to me, criminal defense lawyer Joel L. Sogol in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Contact me online or call (205) 345-0966.