Understanding Weapons Charges in Ohio
Answers from a Proven Akron Criminal Defense Lawyer
Gun ownership is highly regulated in Ohio and is subject to what can be
a confusing array of restrictions. Many who get charged with a weapons
offense were unaware that they were
committing a crime in the first place. Still, these are serious infractions that require
serious defense. While many of these charges are considered "small,"
they can sometimes piggyback on one another, causing compounded penalties
that can result in jail time.
I have been representing criminal defendants for more than 10 years and
over that time, my firm,
Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC, has secured the best possible outcome for clients time and time again.
Many weapons charges are not cases of malice, but misunderstanding. This
is why it is critical to have incisive and emphatic representation to
assert your side to a judge and jury and avoid maximum penalties.
If you have been charged with a weapons offense, then call my firm and
When is it illegal to carry a gun?
A concealed carry permit is required for anyone who wants to legally carry
a firearm in Ohio. However, even citizens who have a permit are subject
to a number of different restrictions.
It is illegal to carry a gun in Ohio:
- In a place that serves liquor
- In an intoxicated state
- In an airport or on a plane
- In a mental institution
- In police stations, correctional institutions, and courthouses
- In any place of worship
- In a school zone
- If it is not properly stored in a vehicle
Additional restrictions also apply to those without a permit. For instance,
those under 21 or who are the subject of a protective or a restraining
order, are not allowed to carry firearms, deadly weapons, or dangerous
ordinances. To find out more about the weapons charges that pertain to
you, call my firm today.
Penalties for these crimes vary, but worsen with repeat offenses or simultaneous
infractions. For instance, carrying without a permit in a bar or a school
zone may be brought up as two separate charges. This is why it is critical
to retain knowledgeable and diligent legal counsel that can argue down
the accumulation of these charges and assert the accused's perspective
on the incident.
Call my Akron defense firm and start an effective, thorough defense against your weapons charges today.