Weapon Charges (Possession of)

Illegal carrying of weapons in Louisiana is defined by LA. Revised Statute 14.95, the following statutes define and govern the potential sentences for:

Definition of Illegal Carrying of Weapons

While each of these charges have distinguishing elements, in order to be convicted of one of the above charges a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant was carrying a weapon in a way, at a time, or by a person prohibited by law.
As is clear by the charges listed above, the Louisiana Legislature has categorized the charges involving the illegal possession or carrying of weapons by the type of weapon, class of defendant, and the nature of the location.

Possible Penalties for Illegal Carrying of Weapons

The possible penalties for Battery in Louisiana differ greatly based on the circumstances and the exact statute a defendant is charged under but range from a fine to incarceration with hard labor for 30 (thirty) years.

Potential Defenses to Illegal Carrying of Weapons

A consultation with one of the attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm can bring to light facts and circumstances useful in mounting unique and creative defenses or mitigating factors such as: lack of a weapon, mistake of the nature of the defendant, or authorization.

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