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Information About Federal Gun Law Violations

If you have been charged with violating a federal gun law, contact a Las Vegas federal crime attorneys for immediate representation. There are many federal laws that govern the possession and sale of guns, including the Gun Control Act of 1968, which was enacted to prohibit mail-order gun and ammunition sales and prevent certain individuals from interstate commerce involving the buying, receiving, or transporting guns. Laws also exist that increase penalties for a federal offense if a gun was used in the commission of a crime, whether it was loaded or not. A conviction for a federal gun offense can result in stiff penalties, including imprisonment.

The Gun Control Act of 1968

Under the federal Gun Control Act, it is illegal for a firearm dealer to sell a gun to a:

  • Convicted Felon or a Fugitive
  • Person Who Has Entered the Country Illegally
  • Person Under 18 (Shotguns & Rifles)
  • Person That Is Under a Restraining Order
  • Person That Is Addicted to Drugs
  • Person Previously Convicted of Domestic Violence

It is also illegal to use a gun in the commission of a crime, sell a gun to a minor, sell outlawed guns and firearms, or sell a gun without a valid license or permit.

Get Skilled Legal Help from Okabe & Haushalter

Okabe & Haushalter is a recognized criminal defense firm with the federal court experience you will need when facing gun crime charges. We are extremely knowledgeable in gun laws and will confidently challenge the prosecution’s evidence to help fight to prevent a conviction in your case. Attorneys at our firm are talented trial attorneys that will steadfastly protect your constitutional rights. Contact a Las Vegas gun violation attorney at our firm if you have been charged with a federal gun offense to find out about related laws.