This charge is relevant for individuals who are legally prohibited from owning firearms, such as those with certain criminal convictions or under specific court orders.
This involves instances where a firearm is discharged in a manner or location that is against the law.
This pertains to having a firearm with removed or altered identification marks, like serial numbers.
Use the table to see the standard ranges of penalties for state charges and match it to your charge listed below.
Involves either aiming or recklessly discharging a firearm into a structure or a vehicle that is occupied. It can be charged as a Class 2 misdemeanor or a Class 5 felony, depending on the specifics of the situation.
Although it is not illegal to take a firearm with you to the airport if you intend to take it on a trip, Proper procedure must be followed in order to lawfully do so. Before you intend to travel with a gun, you should consult with FAA regulations regarding the transport of firearms. If a person is found to have a firearm without following the proper procedures, it is a violation of the Denver Municipal Code when the incident occurs at Denver International Airport.
It is not only a crime to deface a firearm’s serial number, but also to possess a firearm that has had the serial number defaced. This is important to know because you can be charged even if someone else changed the number and you did not know about it. This is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
No one who has previously been convicted of a felony or of conspiracy to commit a felony is legally allowed to possess a firearm or other weapon. This act is charged as either a Class 5 or Class 6 felony.
There are certain types of weapons that Colorado law simply does not permit citizens to possess. By statute, these are defined as either “dangerous” or “illegal” weapons, and you can be charged if you knowingly possess any of them. Possession can be charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor or a Class 4 or 5 felony.
Anyone who brings, carries, or possesses a dangerous weapon on educational grounds without legal authority can be charged with this crime. It is charged as a Class 6 felony.
In order to carry a concealed weapon in Colorado, the state requires people to have a permit. Anyone who unlawfully carries a concealed firearm or knife without this permit can be charged with this crime. Additionally, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon into a legislative meeting. This charge is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
There are two ways someone can be charged for this crime. The first is if they purchase a firearm for someone they know is not legally allowed to use that firearm. The second is if they are a licensed firearms dealer and they neglect to post a sign detailing the provisions of this law. This offense can be charged as either a Class 2 petty offense or a Class 4 felony.
Certain locations, such as schools, government buildings, and public transportation, have strict regulations against the possession or use of weapons. It’s important to be aware of these restrictions to avoid unintentional legal violations.
Brandishing or Threatening Use
Displaying a weapon in a threatening manner, even without actual use, can lead to serious charges. This includes cases where a weapon is used to intimidate or coerce others.
Use During the Commission of a Crime
Using a weapon while committing any other crime, such as robbery or assault, typically results in enhanced charges and more severe penalties.
Firing a weapon in an area or manner that is deemed reckless or without regard for the safety of others is a serious offense. This includes instances of firing a weapon within city limits or in residential areas without a justified cause.
Firearm Trafficking and Straw Purchases
Firearm Trafficking and Straw Purchases involve two distinct but serious illegal activities related to firearms. Firearm Trafficking is the unauthorized selling, distributing, or moving of firearms, often connected to broader criminal networks. On the other hand, Straw Purchases happen when someone legally buys a firearm for another person who is legally barred from purchasing it themselves, a practice deemed deceptive and subject to strict penalties.
In cases involving weapon crimes, having a skilled attorney is vital. They guide you through the judicial system, safeguarding your legal rights. Your attorney will develop a defense strategy specific to your situation, potentially reducing the severity of any charges. They assist in understanding the complex weapon laws and skillfully maneuver through legal proceedings. The choice of an appropriate lawyer is critical in influencing your case’s outcome.