A Serious Legal Response To Weapons Charges

Conviction of a weapons offense carries serious consequences, including the possibility of jail time and the loss of your right to own firearms. The criminal defense lawyers at Macht & Schechet, PLLC, in Asheville are aggressive when it comes to protecting clients' rights. We will look at your case from every angle and develop a strategy for securing the most favorable outcome available. Call our firm if you face charges of:

  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Assault with a deadly weapon

Was It A Weapon?

It is critical to assess whether the weapon in question is even a weapon. There are strict guidelines outlining what objects qualify as weapons. Our attorneys are experienced and quick to protect clients when authorities charge them with weapons offenses over guns or objects that do not qualify, including certain antique guns and muzzle-loaded weapons.

Did The Weapon Belong To Someone Else?

We defend our clients caught in charges involving constructive possession issues. An example of constructive possession is an officer finding a weapon after he or she pulled over a car with three passengers. Who does the weapon belong to? If one of the passengers is a convicted felon, he or she faces a more serious charge. The officer might accuse the individual convicted of a felony offense as being the weapon owner and charge him or her with possession of a firearm by a felon. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling cases of this nature. We are committed to protecting our clients' rights.

Immediate Action Is Important

It is important to contact us as soon as possible after an arrest. We serve clients, including college students and out-of-state travelers who face weapons charges in Haywood County, Buncombe County and the surrounding communities. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 828-252-0002 or use our online contact form.