Federal Gun Charges? Contact Our Defense Attorneys.
Federal gun crimes are taken very seriously and prosecuted aggressively by federal law enforcement. These offenses often carry harsh prison sentences and a criminal record that can affect the rest of your life.
At Soroka & Associates, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, we are respected federal defense attorneys with a record of success obtaining favorable results for clients accused of weapons violations.
We help people facing charges of:
- Illegal possession of a firearm
- Illegal sale of a firearm
- Illegal altering, destroying or removal of a serial number
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Possession of an unregistered firearm
- Straw purchase of a firearm
Don’t Take Chances. Take Control.
If you have been arrested, indicted or charged with a firearm-related offense, contacting an experienced defense attorney should be your first step. In addition, utilizing your right to remain silent protects you from self-incrimination and allows your counsel to build the best possible defense.
At Soroka & Associates, LLC, we are experienced lawyers who will fight to protect you and your rights in this difficult situation. Please call 614-358-6525 or send us an email to arrange an initial consultation at your earliest convenience.
Federal Firearm Laws
In federal court, there are three separate Weapons Offenses and Guideline Application.
- 18 U.S.C. §922(g): Felon in Possession of Firearm
- Defendant is a felon; and
- Defendant was knowingly in possession of a firearm; and
- The firearm had previously affected interstate commerce.
- Title 18 U.S.C. §924(c):
- Possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime or a crime of violence; or
- Using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense or a violent offense.
- If a firearm is brandished during the above-mentioned crimes, the minimum penalty rises to seven years in prison.
If a firearm is discharged during the above-mentioned crimes, the minimum penalty rises to 10 years in prison
- 18 U.S.C. §924(e): Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA):
- This statute is implicated by the felon in possession statute, but applies to felons who have at least three prior felony convictions for either drug offenses that carry a maximum sentence of 10 years or more or violent crimes.
A person who violates ACCA faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of life in prison.
- USSG §2D1.1(b)(1): This sentence enhancement results in a two-level enhancement to the guideline range when a weapon is present in connection with a drug offense.