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Unlawful Weapons and Unlawful Weapons Charges

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Although everyone has the right to protect themselves, there are certain limitations on the type of actions you can take to ensure your safety. Each state has laws that outline specifics regarding weapons and their restrictions. Unlawful weapons are any instrument intended to hurt another that is capable of excessive force or is considered illegal for other reasons.

An unlawful weapons accusation can have long-lasting effects on the life of a charged individual. If you have been accused of an illegal carrying weapons crime, seek legal counsel immediately to find out more information about the laws in your state.

Information about Unlawful Weapons

In most states, unlawful weapons charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies depending on the type of weapon in question, circumstances surrounding the act, and the place the offense took place. Although there are specifics for each state, unlawful weapons generally include the following:

  • Clubs- the specific descriptions vary, but are outlawed in almost every state.
  • Explosive weapon- bomb, grenade, rocket, mine, or other homemade device intended to explode.
  • Firearms, handguns, and machine guns- there are many restrictions in place regarding the types of guns that can be carried, the way they can perform, the places they can be carried, and any modifications that can be made to this type of weapon.
  • Illegal knives- any knife with a double-edged blade, a blade longer than five and a half inches. This also includes spears, swords, and other instruments that may be used to harm others.
  • Brass knuckles- an instrument that is created to wrap the fingers or knuckles in metal and strengthen the force of blows. this weapon and others that are created for a similar purpose are illegal in many states.
  • Chemical dispensing devices- any device that holds and dispenses a dangerous chemical in a manner that may harm another. many states have outlawed certain protective chemicals, and other devices designed to dispense substances that may harm large numbers of people.
  • Firearm silencer- a device intended to muffle the sound of a firearm
  • Hoax bombs or other items intended to scare others


Carrying weapons that are considered dangerous or illegal without proper licensing is a serious criminal offense. There are many subtleties to the laws regarding which weapons are illegal and the penalties associated with an unlawful weapons charge.

In many states, the location in which the person was found with the weapon plays an important role in deciding what sort of consequences may result. The type of weapon and the number of weapons or ammunition in question will also be important in deciding a penalty. If the individual is found with an unlawful weapon in an establishment that has a license to sell alcohol, the crime can change from a misdemeanor to a felony.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been accused of an unlawful weapons crime, contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Carl Barkemeyer Law Office.

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