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POSSESSION OF A DANGEROUS OR ILLEGAL WEAPON

Possession of a dangerous weapon is a serious charge, requiring the services of an esteemed Denver defense attorney.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with possession of a dangerous or illegal weapon if the individual knowingly possesses a dangerous or illegal weapon.

A “dangerous weapon” is a firearm silencer, machine gun, short shotgun, short rifle, or ballistic knife.

An “illegal weapon” is a blackjack, gas gun, metallic knuckles, gravity knife, or switchblade knife.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, possession of a dangerous or illegal weapon can be a class 4 felony, a class 5 felony, or a class 1 misdemeanor.

It is affirmative defense that the accused was a peace officer or member of the armed forces of the United States or Colorado National Guard acting in the lawful discharge of his duties, or that the accused has a valid permit and license for possession of such weapon.

If you or someone you know is being charged with possession of a dangerous or illegal weapon, it is important that you talk to a Denver defense lawyer immediately. Contact a trial tested, result oriented Colorado criminal attorney at Newell & Decker today to discuss the case.