St. Louis Firearms Defense Attorneys
The United States Supreme Court recently held that the Second Amendment provides individuals with a constitutional right to lawfully possess a firearm in the house as a traditional means of self-defense. Litigation continues to determine how extensive this constitutional right may be and the impact it has on may state and federal regulations and criminal statutes regarding the possession or use of a firearm. A successful defense to any criminal charge under these new realities requires not only an experienced criminal defense attorney, but one who has a deep understanding of the new Second Amendment issues and the ability to raise appropriate legal challenges to statutes that may now be unconstitutional.
If you face investigation for or charges related to firearms, you want to carefully choose the lawyer who will handle your case. A conviction for a firearm offense can carry severe consequences beyond fines and imprisonment. You may find yourself subject to an order that limits your access to your children, locked out of future job markets and unable to own a firearm. You want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights.
At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. We have personally handled more than 1,000 criminal trials, so we have the skill, knowledge and experience to protect your rights in court. We can also quickly determine whether your interests will best be served by seeking a plea agreement.
Our Firearm Offenses Defense Practice
We provide comprehensive counsel to people charged with firearms offenses in the federal and state courts in Missouri. It is important to understand that both Missouri and the federal government have laws regarding the possession and use of a firearm, and the same conduct can subject you to prosecution in both state and federal court. Generally, charges in federal court carry more significant or severe sentences.
Our lawyers handle a broad range of firearm offenses, including:
Our lawyers have extensive experience in defending individuals charged with firearms offenses, in both state and federal court.
If you hire The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. to defend you in a firearms offense, we will conduct a full investigation of your case, looking at how police gathered evidence against you, as well as the credibility of any testimony against you. We will confirm whether law enforcement officers had probable cause to conduct any search, seizure or arrest, and whether you were properly advised of your constitutional rights if taken into custody. And we will examine if the Second Amendment provides a defense to your particular case.
Contact The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
For a free initial consultation with an experienced St. Louis criminal law attorney, contact us online or call our office at 314-993-6300 or toll free at 800-844-2232. We will set up a telephone consultation, if necessary, and will meet with you on Saturday upon request. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are welcome.