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Weapons Charges in Columbia

Get Dedicated Criminal Defense Advocacy by Accomplished Defense Attorneys

With the looming threat of international and domestic terrorism casting a shadow over the public safety and welfare, enforcement and government authorities take weapons crimes seriously. Thus, if you or someone you know face charges for committing a weapons crime, it is in your best interests to seek professional legal representation from a qualified criminal defense attorney in Columbia to protect your constitutional rights.

Fortunately, at the Moore Taylor Law Firm, we have more than 30 years of experience representing clients in a variety of legal matters, such as defending against charges involving weapons offenses. Given the severity associated with weapons crimes, those accused of such crimes are particularly vulnerable to prejudiced treatment by the government and the public at large. That is why it is vital to retain a tough criminal defense advocate in your corner who will tirelessly fight to protect your right to a fair trial devoid of government misconduct.

Call us at (866) 829-1242 to arrange a complimentary and confidential case evaluation with one of our seasoned criminal defense lawyers.

Weapons Crimes Under South Carolina Law

South Carolina law prohibits several acts related to the possession and use of a dangerous weapon. Many of the offenses involving weapons can be found under Title 16, Chapter 23 of the South Carolina Code of Laws – “Offenses Involving Weapons.” The provisions under this chapter prohibit acts involving handguns, military firearms, explosive devices, and weapons of mass destruction.

Section 16-23-405 of South Carolina’s criminal code broadly defines “weapon” to mean a “firearm (rifle, shotgun, pistol, or similar device that propels a projectile through the energy of an explosive), a blackjack, a metal pipe or pole, or any other type of device, or object which may be used to inflict bodily injury or death.”

In light of the broad scope of weapons-based offenses, anyone charged with committing a crime related to using or having weapons should be represented by effective defense counsel throughout a criminal investigation and subsequent proceedings.

We have experience defending clients against various weapons charges, including:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon;
  • Weapons possession during the commission of a violent crime;
  • Pointing a firearm;
  • Sale of stolen handguns;
  • Unlawful sale, transportation, or storage of military firearms; and
  • Possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

You Can Benefit from Comprehensive Criminal Defense Representation

If you or someone you know has found themselves in an incriminating situation regarding weapons offenses, do not hesitate to reach out to a knowledgeable Columbia criminal defense attorney with experience defending people against weapons charges. At Moore Taylor Law Firm, our clients benefit from having a formidable defense attorney represent them, utilizing award-winning criminal defense strategies to protect their interests and rights, and so can you. From police interrogations to jury trials, we are devoted to advising and support you through all stages of your criminal proceedings to ensure your right to a fair trial and due process is respected.

Call Moore Taylor Law Firm today at (866) 829-1242 to schedule a free initial consultation about your case.