St. Charles Defense Attorney Bill Byrnes

Weapons Defense Lawyer


Weapons Charges are serious charges that can affect many people in St. Louis and St. Charles. Bill Byrnes wants you to know you have rights, and he’ll work hard to make sure you are properly defended.Trust Bill Byrnes to fight for you!

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St. Charles Defense Attorney Bill Byrnes

Weapons Defense Lawyer


Weapons Charges are serious charges that many people in St. Louis and St. Charles are charged with. Bill Byrnes wants you to know you have rights, and he’ll work hard to make sure you are properly defended. .Trust Bill Byrnes to fight for you!

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Defending Yourself Against Weapons Charges?

Have you been convicted of a weapons charge in St. Louis or St. Charles, MO? You need a skilled and reliable lawyer to oversee the proceedings of your case. The Byrnes Law Firm is your best option for a well-executed defense.

The official definition of a weapon includes, but is not limited to, a firearm, stun gun, Taser, brass knuckles, and any knife over four inches long that would not be classified as a common pocket knife.

Criminal Consequences of a Weapons Conviction

The state of Missouri defines a number of crimes involving the acquisition, possession, and use of weapons:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Shooting a firearm in any public or private area in the presence of other people
  • Shooting a firearm within 100 yards of a school, church, or courthouse
  • Setting a spring gun
  • Fraudulently purchasing a firearm
  • Defacing any identifying marks on a firearm

Exceptions include police officers, members of the United States Armed Forces and National Guard, and other legal officers – while on duty only.

Penalties for weapons violations can range anywhere from a Class A misdemeanor, resulting in up to one year in prison and/or up to $1,000 in fines, to a Class D felony, resulting in up to 5 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines.

What You Should Do If Arrested

Because Missouri law pertaining to weapons is among the most complicated and highly punishable criminal laws, it is important to check with your lawyer if you are considering carrying anything that may resemble a weapon.

Each case is unique, which means that the best way to protect your rights is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Bill Byrnes has been practicing criminal law in St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Franklin, and Warren in counties in Missouri for nearly fifteen years. We’re proud of the number of jury trials for which we have brought in “not guilty” verdicts.

We always fight for the freedom of our clients. We will listen to your account of the events and implement the ideal weapons defense strategy.

Byrnes Law Firm wins, and we’ll win for you too!

The Byrnes Law practices many areas of criminal law, and has helped many people like you deal with weapons charges, and has dedicated himself to protecting your constitutional rights. Bill wants you represented by the best, and would love to speak with you about your weapons defense case. CALL OUR OFFICE to set up a FREE CONSULTATION. Our phones are available 24 hours a day.

Why Call Bill Byrnes?

  • Connector.

    Experience

    For over 16 years, Bill Byrnes has been protecting the rights of people all throughout the state of MIssouri. He’s trusted to win by his clients throughout St. Charles, St. Louis, and the surrounding areas.

  • Connector.

    Dedication

    Bill is more than just some lawyer. He truly cares, and treats each of his clients with a far more personal touch than most other lawyers.

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    Proven Results

    Hundreds of clients and thousands of cases, Bill Byrnes has the history and track record to prove he’s prepared for your case. He’s even set case law during his career!

Criminal Consequences Of A Weapons Conviction

Understanding the crime you’re being charged with:

The state of Missouri specifically outlines the laws regarding the acquisition, possession, and use of weapons, including the following:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Shooting a firearm in any public or private area in the presence of other people
  • Shooting a firearm within 100 yards of a school, church, or courthouse
  • Setting a spring gun
  • Fraudulently purchasing a firearm
  • Defacing any identifying marks on a firearm
  • Exceptions include police officers, members of the United States Armed Forces and National Guard, and other legal officers – while on duty only.

Penalties for weapons violations can range anywhere from a Class A misdemeanor, resulting in up to one year in prison and/or up to $1,000 in fines, to a Class D felony, resulting in up to 5 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines.

What You Should Do

Because Missouri law pertaining to weapons is among the most complicated and highly punishable criminal laws, it is important to check with your lawyer if you are considering carrying anything that may resemble a weapon.

Each case is unique, which means that the best way to protect your rights is to hire a well-versed and experienced criminal defense lawyer. Bill Byrnes has been practicing criminal law in St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Franklin and Warren in counties in Missouri for nearly fifteen years, which he can attribute to the number of jury trials on which we had won not guilty verdicts. We will fight for the freedom of our clients: We will listen to your account of the events and implement the ideal weapons defense strategy.

If you would like to learn more about weapons violations or if you have a case for your St. Charles attorney, contact us today at the Byrnes Law Firm.

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WE OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS

Byrnes Law Firm understands that many people struggle with the financial burdens their case may have, and likely feel reluctant to even speak with a lawyer about their case, often choosing to go at it alone. This is a mistake, and more often than not, will lead to an unfavorable outcome in your case. When your rights are at risk, you need a strong and experienced lawyer at your side to get you through with the best possible outcome, and the Byrnes Law Firm wants you to know that you can call and consult with them about your case absolutely free. Tell your story, and know your options. You’re in good hands.

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FREE CONSULTATIONS!

Byrnes Law Firm understands that many people struggle with the financial burdens their case may have, and likely feel reluctant to even speak with a lawyer about their case, often choosing to go at it alone. This is a mistake, and more often than not, will lead to an unfavorable outcome in your case. When your rights are at risk, you need a strong and experienced lawyer at your side to get you through with the best possible outcome, and the Byrnes Law Firm wants you to know that you can call and consult with them about your case absolutely free. Tell your story, and know your options. You’re in good hands.

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