Firearms Offenses


SHORSTEIN, LASNETSKI, & GIHON
helps citizens charged with federal firearms offenses.


SLG law has experience defending clients charged with federal firearms offenses.  Each case is different, but similar issues typically arise in most firearms cases.  For example, actual or constructive possession issues and search and seizure issues often are litigated in a federal firearms case.  Many federal firearms offenses come with severe minimum mandatory prison sentences and high guideline sentences.  If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal firearms charge, call us right away.

What is the law relating to federal firearms offenses?

You'll find the federal law relating to firearms in Chapter 44 of the U.S. Code. 

18 U.S.C. Section 921 gives important definitions relating to the firearms code.

18 U.S.C. Section 922 defines unlawful acts related to firearms.

18 U.S.C. Section 924 defines the penalties for violating the firearms code. 

What are the main federal firearms laws?

There are many laws throughout the U.S. Code relating to firearms, as well as sentencing guideline provisions, federal regulations and case law, but the major statute relating to firearms offenses in the U.S. Code can be found in 18 U.S.C. Section 922.  

922(a) deals with importation, transfer, sale, trade, gifting, and delivery of firearms and ammunition.  



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