Nevada protects the constitutional right of its citizens to bear arms. The state also has statutes that regulate their use. Although you may have a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon in another jurisdiction, Nevada does not honor permits from other states. Some local jurisdictions have gun ordinances as well. Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, requires that you register your handguns. Private businesses have the right to establish rules regarding guns on their premises. You must comply with statewide statutes and local laws. Using or carrying a firearm that violates one of these laws can result in your arrest. Possible charges include unlawful possession, brandishing or carrying a concealed weapon.
A firearms conviction can have devastating implications for your future, especially if you are not a U.S. citizen. If you are a legal alien, a firearms violation can result in your deportation. An undocumented alien with a criminal history may become ineligible for legal citizenship. If you are arrested for another offense, possessing a weapon automatically increases the penalties that you face. Many of these offenses are subject to a mandatory prison sentence if a firearm is involved. You need to speak with an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer.
Our knowledgeable staff will thoroughly evaluate the charges and the facts. We will work to have the charges dismissed or reduced. Law enforcement takes weapons charges very seriously. It is essential that you understand this and have an attorney on your side who will aggressively protect your rights.