Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

The right to bear arms is an essential freedom in the United States, but it comes with some limitations. There are many complex state and federal laws that govern who can own a firearm and how they may use it.

At the Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey, I help people accused of unlawful possession of a firearm understand their options and protect their interests in the face of criminal charges. If you have been charged with the illegal possession of a gun, working with an experienced attorney can help you stay out of jail, avoid a criminal record or protect your right to own a weapon.

Illegal Possession In South Carolina

There are several reasons why a person's right to carry a firearm can be suspended or revoked. You may not be able to have a gun if you:

  • Are a convicted felon
  • Are under a domestic order of protection or restraining order
  • Suffer from drug addiction or certain mental illnesses
  • Are in the country illegally
  • Have received a dishonorable discharge from the military
  • Are awaiting trial on felony charges

In some circumstances — for example, if you are under a restraining order but it expires — you may be able to get your gun rights back. I can advise you of your rights under the law and help you take steps to exercise them.

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An Experienced Lawyer For Serious Charges

Depending on your criminal history, these charges can carry lengthy prison sentences that threaten your freedom and future. To begin protecting your rights, contact my Columbia, South Carolina, office at 803-779-3363.