Prohibited Use of a Weapon

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If you have been accused of prohibited use of a 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 to knowingly aim a firearm at another person, or to have in his possession a firearm while the person is under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Possible Consequences for Prohibited Use of a Weapon

Prohibited use of a 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 Prohibited Use of a Weapon

The key to defending a charge of prohibited use of a weapon is to show that the person did not “knowingly” aim a firearm at another person, or that the person acted in some form of self-defense to de-escalate a violent confrontation.

Another defense could be to show that the person, at the time of the alleged offense, was not in actual possession or control of the firearm. This defense is available where a person is arrested for an alcohol related driving offense, and during a search of the vehicle, the officers locate a firearm in the vehicle.

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