Gun and Weapons Charges
The District of Columbia treats gun control as a very serious matter. It is virtually impossible for a person other than a law enforcement officer or member of the armed services to even legally possess, let alone carry, a firearm in Washington, DC.
The DC City Council has created a variety of gun and weapons charges, including Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Carrying a Pistol Without a License, Possession of Firearm During Crime of Violence, Assault with Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Unregistered Firearm, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, and many other related charges. Even having a single bullet can get you charged with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition in the District of Columbia.
These are serious charges that can have serious consequences. If you have been charged with a gun or weapons offense in the District of Columbia, contact my office for a free consultation.