Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Expert Attorneys in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, or Colorado, Ready to Represent You

If you have been accused of carrying of a concealed weapon, you have the right to fight the charges. An experienced attorney can help. At Pearson & Paris, P.C., we have more than 50 years of combined legal experience that we will use in your defense. Perhaps more importantly, our top criminal defense attorney is a former senior prosecutor who knows how district attorneys handle these cases. That knowledge allows us to create effective strategies ranging from negotiation to courtroom battles.

Call us at 303-872-4719 in the greater Denver area or toll free at 888-725-2609 across Colorado for an initial consultation at reduced rates.

Whether in the Denver area, or anywhere in Colorado, it is unlawful for a person to knowingly carry a knife or a firearm concealed on or about his person. The statute specifically exempts from criminal liability those people who carries the weapon concealed while in his own dwelling or place of business, while in a private automobile, or while they held a valid concealed carry permit.

Possible Consequences for Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Carrying a concealed weapon is a class 2 misdemeanor and carries a possible sentence of: (1) probation, with a possible jail sentence as a condition of probation of up to sixty (60) days, or up to a two years (2) year work release sentence as a condition of probation, or (2) a jail sentence of up to one (1) year.

Possible Defenses for Carrying a Concealed Weapon

The key to defending a charge of carrying a concealed weapon is to show that the person did not "knowingly" possess the weapon , or that the person possessed the weapon strictly in defense of his home, his place of business, or while traveling in his automobile.

The remaining defenses that may be applied in a carrying a concealed weapon case apply with equal force to those that may apply in any other criminal case. This includes an analysis of any violation of constitutional rights, such as the right to remain silent, the right to counsel, the right to have any searches and seizures bases on probable cause, a proper warrant, and the right to due process in the proper preservation of evidence that may be used against you. There are many other defenses that are available that rely on scrutinizing and exposing weaknesses in the prosecutor's case, such as: biased or incompetent witnesses, flawed crime scene investigation, flawed administration and procedures in collecting breath, blood, or urine for forensic testing, incompetent computer evidence, flawed photo line-ups, and inaccurate crime scene / accident reconstructions.

It is important that you hire a skilled and experienced a carrying a concealed weapon lawyer to defend you in a carrying a concealed weapon case in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, or across Colorado.

Call us at 303-872-4719 in the greater Denver area or toll free across Colorado at 888-725-2609 for an initial consultation at reduced rates.