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What’s Considered a Weapon?

Friday / May 6, 2016

When you hear the word “weapon” a couple of things might come to mind. Maybe the first thing you picture is a firearm or gun. Maybe you immediately visualize the machete or crossbow used by the cast members of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

 

According to Arizona law there are actually four category types of weapons:

 

Prohibited Weapons

  • Bomb
  • Grenade
  • Automatic firearm

 

Deadly Weapons

  • Anything designed for lethal use, including firearms

 

Firearms

  • Pistol
  • Revolver
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun

 

Explosives

  • Dynamite
  • Black powder
  • Nitroglycerine

 

Penalties for a Gun Crime in Arizona

 
Weapon crimes are taken very seriously in Arizona and certain crimes automatically become more serious when a weapon comes into play. For example, if a gun is presented during an assault crime, the charges can automatically be escalated to aggravated assault. Prosecutors go after these cases very aggressively which is one of the many reasons why having an experience Tempe gun crimes attorney on your side from the beginning is so important.

 

Tempe Gun Crimes Attorney Kyle T. Green

 

We’re fortunate to live in a state that allows for responsible gun owners to use and carry weapons without repercussion. However, those carrying guns both legally and illegally sometimes cross a line whether intentionally or unintentionally. If this happens to you and you are charged with a gun crime, call my office and let’s set up a free case review so we can get started on your defense.

 

Having an experienced Tempe Gun Crimes attorney in your corner is your best bet at beating the charges or having any sentence or punishment reduced. Call me today at 480-331-7568.

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