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Gun charge in DC with a prior felony conviction

If you have a prior felony conviction and are now facing a new gun charge, you want to read this!


The specific consequences of being charged with a gun offense in Washington, D.C., while having a prior felony, can vary depending on the details of your case, the specific charges brought against you, and other factors. It is important to consult with a qualified criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the laws of Washington, D.C., to get accurate and up-to-date legal advice. At Wagner, PLLC, our attorneys are ready to help answer all your questions and defend you!


Generally speaking, individuals with prior felony convictions may face more severe penalties for gun-related offenses, as there are laws in place that impose stricter regulations on firearm possession and use by convicted felons. In many jurisdictions, including Washington, D.C., it is illegal for individuals with felony convictions to possess firearms.


If you are charged with a gun offense in Washington, D.C., and you have a prior felony, you may face enhanced penalties due to your criminal history. These penalties can include longer prison sentences, higher fines, or additional charges specifically related to being a felon in possession of a firearm. For example, if you are charged with Felon in Possession (FIP) and convicted, you are facing a mandatory one-year of imprisonment.


Again, it is crucial to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can review the specifics of your case and provi


de you with accurate legal advice. Wagner, PLLC attorneys will be able to guide you through the legal process, explain your rights, and help build a strong defense if you choose to fight the charges.


 



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