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Have You Been Charged with Possession of a Weapon in CO?

A Top-Rated Colorado Springs Weapons Charges Lawyer is Only a Phone Call Away

In Colorado, violent crimes committed with firearms are punishable by prison sentences and hefty fines. While minor weapons violations are typically misdemeanors, they can still carry jail time and fines.

You will need the skills of an experienced Colorado Springs weapons charges lawyer who knows the current laws and how to defend your rights. You need intelligent counsel that will seek justice, challenge the evidence against you and guide you through the Colorado criminal justice process.

At the Colorado Springs office of Right Law Group, we fiercely advocate for individuals with weapons-related arrests and gun violations. Our knowledgeable litigators will customize a thorough strategy for your defense that strives for the best possible outcome. Diligent analysis of every detail helps us protect your rights and your freedoms.

Our attorneys are knowledgeable in weapons laws and can boldly defend against the following charges:

Our deeply knowledgeable El Paso County weapons charges attorneys help defend clients against weapons charges and those related to domestic violence vehemently. We will advocate aggressively to reduce charges or get your criminal charges dismissed.

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Were you charged with carrying a concealed weapon?

You need an experienced criminal defense attorney on the case if this charge is laid against you. A charge of carrying a concealed handgun the first time is a Class 1 misdemeanor under Colorado law, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to 364 days in jail. Under CRS 18-12-102, merely knowingly having an illegal weapon in your possession is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

A subsequent gun offense amounts to a Class 5 felony punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and up to three years in prison.

You should contact us even if you’re facing a misdemeanor weapons offense. Gun crimes carry a particularly harsh stigma in our nation’s climate, so you will need a good criminal defense attorney to defend your case adequately.

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Put your future in the hands of someone well-versed in Colorado gun laws. Weapons-related criminal charges in Colorado have far-reaching consequences, even if you aren’t a convicted felon.

Don’t make a mistake due to ignorance of the law. Instead, trust legal counsel. You may get flustered by the distinction between dangerous weapons and illegal weapons. You may not be informed about the right to bear arms or the specific consequences for felons convicted under federal law or Colorado law. Leave the legal jargon to us. All you have to do is be honest about the facts. We will take it from there. Call now.

Don’t let one wrong decision impact your life, job or freedom.

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Colorado criminal procedure

  • Arrest or

    Arrest or

    The process begins with either an arrest or a summons. The accused is either arrested or served with paperwork summoning them to appear in court. During an arrest, Miranda rights may or may not be read to you. Officers are only required to recite your rights if they intend to question you about potentially incriminating things.

  • Bond Hearing

    Bond Hearing

    In most cases, you're entitled to have a reasonable bond set after you've been arrested. In situations involving domestic violence, the police will request input from the victim before setting a bond. Bonds are set to ensure that a person appears in court at their court dates. If they don’t show up, they forfeit the money that was paid for the bond.

  • Advisement of

    Advisement of

    Whether you are arrested or given a summons to appear, the court must make sure you understand what crimes you are being accused of committing. This is called advisement of charges. The District Attorney will detail the specific charges against you, and the Judge has to make sure you understand what possible penalties are associated with that charge in the state.

  • Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    A preliminary hearing is a way for your defense attorney to challenge the District Attorney’s right to bring charges against you by making them prove that there is reason to believe you committed a crime. The Judge is not deciding your guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not there is probable cause to charge you with the crime in question.

  • Pretrial Conference /

    Pretrial Conference /

    This court date comes after your attorney has reviewed all of the reports and evidence in your case. Here’s where your attorney will engage in plea negotiations with the DA. If they can reach an agreement on the case, you may be able to take a plea bargain. If they cannot reach a resolution, your case will be set for an arraignment or trial date.

  • Arraignment


    An arraignment is the final date for you to decide how you choose to plea. Guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, then the case is set for a sentencing date. If you plead not guilty, you and your attorney will then set the case for trial.

  • Motions Hearing

    Motions Hearing

    A motion hearing is when an attorney makes a request that requires a decision from the judge. For example, motions to suppress evidence or statements. These motions can limit the information that goes before a jury if it benefits your case, and there are legal grounds for doing so.

  • Pretrial Readiness

    Pretrial Readiness

    A pretrial readiness conference is held at some point before trial. It usually is held about a week to a month before the date trial is set to begin. This court date ensures everyone is ready to go to trial on the set date. It is also a time for lawyers to bring up any issues they may have to be addressed before the day of trial.

  • Jury Trial

    Jury Trial

    After a jury is selected for trial, the District Attorney’s responsibility is to present the case to the jury. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Otherwise, the jury must find you innocent. Your attorney will be able to cross-examine all of the witnesses, present evidence, and ultimately help you navigate this process.

  • Sentencing


    At sentencing, the Judge must decide the appropriate legal penalty for the crime you plead guilty. The Judge’s decision is based on the listed penalties for the specific charge, recommendations from the presentence investigation, your criminal history, as well as statements made at the sentencing by the District Attorney, your attorney, you, and any named victims of the crime.


What counts as a dangerous weapon?

According to CRS 18-12-102, the following are counted as dangerous weapons:

  • Firearm silencer
  • Machine gun
  • Short shotgun
  • Short rifle
  • Ballistic knife

Possession of one of these amounts to a Class 5 felony.

Can I be charged for purchasing a firearm for someone else?

Under CRS 18-12-111, it is a criminal offense to purchase a firearm for a person barred from possessing one. This unlawful purchase of firearms is a Class 4 felony, carrying a fine of up to $500,000 and/or two to six years in jail.

What if I used the firearm to protect myself and my family?

You could be acquitted of a charge if it is shown that you acted in defense of your private property if your attorney finds it prudent to raise the Constitutional right to bear arms. If this applies to you, trust that your Colorado criminal defense attorney will advance a robust defense.

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Weapons charges can be severe. Crimes committed with firearms are punishable by prison sentences and hefty fines. It is critical to seek legal help immediately to keep your record in good standing. Explore your legal by contacting our Colorado Springs weapons charges lawyers.  Contact us today for a FREE consultation.

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