How Will A Conviction Affect Gun Rights?

For many in Georgia, the potential loss of the Second Amendment right to bear arms is a major concern when facing criminal charges. For collectors, hunters, Weapons Carry License (also referred to as concealed carry permit holders) and others, a conviction for many types of crimes will impact your gun rights. If you are facing the loss of your gun rights due to a criminal charge, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney to help protect all of your rights.

The Abbott Law Firm, P.C., in Marietta is a focused criminal defense practice dedicated to safeguarding the rights of people accused of crimes in Cobb, Paulding and DeKalb counties. I am defense lawyer Patricia Abbott. For 10 years in private practice, and prior to that as an assistant public defender for the city of Atlanta and DeKalb County, I have fought to obtain the best possible outcome for clients charged with a crime.

Personal Service To Serve Your Goals And Address Your Concerns

All along the way, I have always included the individual goals of my clients in determining the defense strategies that are most suitable in each individual case. I do not use a cookie-cutter approach, but work with my clients — taking into account their concerns. I find that full communication and solid legal advice are critical aspects of my services.

A criminal conviction for a felony offense will bar you from possessing a gun into the future. However, there may be options in an individual case to resolve the charges without a conviction, such as the first-time offender diversion program, proceeding through drug court or conditional discharge. Moreover, a review of the evidence may provide substantial challenges to the prosecution's case. I review every angle and tailor my advice to the goals of each client.

It is important to note that during the period of court involvement and any alternative sentencing, your right to bear arms will be restricted by the court. The most common situations that lead to the loss of gun rights in Georgia include:

  • Any felony conviction
  • A conviction for domestic violence, even at the misdemeanor level
  • Being placed on probation

If you are facing any level of domestic violence, assault against a family member or a felony charge, I will carefully review every detail to determine the full consequences you are facing. I will explain the options available to you and fight to protect your freedom, as well as the full range of constitutional rights that a conviction may impact.

Get Answers From An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

To learn more about your options in light of the allegations of your unique situation, contact the Abbott Law Firm, P.C., to arrange a free consultation. You can reach via email or call 678-831-0345 or toll free at 800-737-1251.