Second Amendment Rights
For many people in Fort Collins and throughout Colorado, the Second Amendment, which provides the right to bear arms, is a fundamental right protecting a way of living in our state and our country. Many criminal charges can restrict or revoke your Second Amendment rights. Additionally, felony convictions and misdemeanor domestic violence convictions can lead to permanent revocation of your Second Amendment rights.
If you are facing charges related to a gun, you need the help of an attorney with experience and interest in gun laws in Colorado.
Understanding The Limits Of Gun Rights
While in Colorado, adults over the age of 18 are permitted to have a gun and/or purchase one with no waiting period, there are limits to gun use and ownership in the state. For example, you are not allowed to have a gun if you:
- Are under 18 years of age
- Have been convicted of domestic violence
- Have a restraining order against you
- Served over a year of prison time after a criminal conviction
- Have been dishonorably discharged from the U.S. military
If you have been charged with gun possession under one of these circumstances, you need a lawyer who knows how state and federal gun laws work, and can protect your Second Amendment rights to the maximum possible degree.
You may also find yourself needing a Second Amendment lawyer if you have been in a situation where you:
- Shot an intruder in self-defense
- Owned a defective gun that hurt somebody
- Did not have the proper registration for a gun
Facing a gun charge doesn't have to mean that you spend the rest of your life without a gun. Talk to a lawyer who is committed to upholding the Second Amendment and preserving your rights.
An Experienced Attorney With A Deep Appreciation For The Second Amendment
Attorney Thomas W. Martin is an avid recreational shooter, and supporter and defender of the Second Amendment. As a dedicated criminal defender with more than 10 years of experience, he understands that mechanisms may be available to preserve or allow your Second Amendment rights to be restored at a later date.
If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime, it is important that you consult with a qualified defense attorney to protect your rights and your future.