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Knowledgeable Defense Against Federal Firearms Charges

Federal firearms charges often involve a person who is prohibited by federal law from possessing or buying firearms, or a person possessing a type of firearm that is illegal. Using a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, such as robbery or kidnapping, or in a drug trafficking incident also may result in a federal firearms charge.

Tom Peterson represents clients throughout southeast Georgia who face a wide range of weapons charges, including federal gun crimes. These charges can affect manufacturers, dealers and firearms owners. If you are under investigation or face charges in connection with an alleged firearms offense, you should quickly seek a lawyer who understands federal firearms statutes and how to defend against these charges. Tom is that lawyer.

Who Cannot Possess, Sell Or Buy A Gun?

Federal law prohibits certain people from possessing a firearm. You may be breaking federal law if you possess a firearm and fit into the categories below or if you sell or transfer a firearm to anyone in these categories:

  • Convicted felon
  • Fugitive from justice
  • Uses and/or is addicted to any controlled substance
  • Committed to any mental institution
  • Illegal alien
  • Received a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Renounced U.S. citizenship
  • Has a restraining order issued against him or her
  • Convicted of any domestic violence crime

Tom defends individuals who face charges of illegal possession or sale of a firearm. He also represents clients who face charges of illegally altering, destroying or removing a serial number from a firearm or possessing an unregistered firearm.

Immediate Action Is Critical

Do not speak with government investigators or prosecutors if you are under investigation for any federal firearms violation. Instead, contact Tom immediately. Call 912-386-4306 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting. We respond promptly to all messages.