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Defending Nevadans Facing Criminal Gun Charges in Clark County

While gun and weapon ownership are rights afforded to citizens, guns and knives can be used in the commission of a crime. When that happens, the misused weapon becomes a criminal tool. Additionally, some citizens are prohibited from gun possession, and when they use them, it’s automatically in contravention of Nevada laws.

In Nevada, using a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime is grounds for enhanced criminal charges. The enhanced charges can add as much as 20 years to any sentence the accused faces. All criminal charges are serious, but if you’ve been accused and arrested on a weapons charge, you need the experience and knowledge of a seasoned Las Vegas weapons offenses attorney working on your behalf. At Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd., we understand there is more than one side to every story, and our job is to hear your story and help you convey that to the court in your defense. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys can help you develop a robust defense in your Las Vegas weapons offense case. 

How Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd. Can Help

The dedicated Las Vegas weapon charge attorneys at our firm can help you:

  • If you’re waiting for release after being held on weapons charges
  • When you’re released on bond, we’ll start planning your defense and investigating your case.
  • When you face serious charges, we will go above and beyond to argue for a reduced or dropped case.
  • Need an attorney willing to put in the time tearing apart the prosecution’s case
  • If a plea deal is in your best interest, we will negotiate for minimum penalties for weapons crimes.
  • Negotiate a plea deal in your best interest and with as little time away as possible.

At Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd., we know what it means to face serious criminal charges – not sure if you will be able to retain your freedom. Our weapon offenses attorneys will take the time to fight for your rights and freedom. 

Are you facing charges for a weapon offense? Call Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd. today at (702) 623-5185 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Las Vegas gun crime lawyer.
What Weapons Are Regulated in Nevada?

As an open-carry state, Nevada allows the plain-view legal carry of handguns, tasers, and stun guns. Some weapons are regulated, for example, nunchucks and certain types of knives. Some knives can be legally carried in Nevada, so it’s important to understand which weapons are legal and illegal before purchasing.

This law also applies to:

  • Switchblades
  • Knife & Dirk
  • Dagger
  • Nunchaku
  • Blackjack or Billy club
  • Metal Knuckles

An individual would need a concealed weapon permit to carry a knife outside the home and into public spaces. In addition to a permit, you will need law enforcement approval to carry a knife with a blade over 3 inches. Failing to adhere to knife laws can result in misdemeanor charges, fines, and jail time in Nevada. 

Nevada Gun Laws

Nevada has very lax gun laws. Very few restrictions encumber gun owners throughout the state. There are no waiting periods before purchase, and private gun sales are legal. While a person must be at least 21 years old to purchase a weapon in Nevada, after completing a training course for gun owners, they can purchase any legal gun in the state.

Given the freedom afforded by the state, it’s not surprising violations are considered serious crimes. It’s illegal to carry or possess a gun as a felon in Nevada, and brandishing your weapon while drunk is also a crime. All weapons are illegal in school environments, including buses and daycare. Additionally, some are prohibited from owning weapons in Nevada.

In Nevada, an applicant is denied gun ownership if:

  • They have a felony conviction
  • There’s a history of domestic violence
  • There are active arrest warrants
  • There’s a history of drug abuse
  • The applicant has documented mental illness
  • The individual isn’t a US citizen or is in the country illegally 
Why You Should Hire a Las Vegas Gun Crime Lawyer

If you are facing firearm charges in Nevada, it is essential to hire a gun crime lawyer to represent you. Our Las Vegas gun crime attorney can help you navigate the legal system and obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

Here are some reasons why:

  • Knowledge of firearm laws: We have in-depth knowledge of Nevada's firearm and weapon laws and how they apply to your case. Our legal team can help you understand the charges against you, the potential consequences, and the available defenses.

  • Experience in defending firearm cases: Our firm has experience in defending individuals charged with firearm and weapon-related offenses. We know how to build a strong defense strategy that can help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

  • Negotiation skills: We can negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss the charges against you. We can also negotiate plea bargains that may result in reduced sentences or alternative penalties.

  • Protection of your rights: Our team will ensure that your constitutional rights are protected throughout the legal process. We can challenge any evidence obtained illegally and ensure that you receive a fair trial. 

Contact Our Weapons Offenses Lawyer Today

If you or someone you love is facing criminal gun charges in Clark County, contact our Las Vegas weapon charge attorneys immediately. The prosecutor will aggressively fight the state’s position, so securing legal representation is important to ensure someone is fighting for you and your rights. The sooner you contact our offices, the sooner we can start building a defense to protect you. 

Contact Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd. today to get started on your defense with our DUI lawyer in Las Vegas.

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Thomas F. Pitaro

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Osvaldo E. Fumo

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Dustin R. Marcello

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Michael J. Miceli

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