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.
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.
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