Carrying a Concealed Weapon Charges in Las Vegas
While individuals are allowed to keep a weapon in their home and certain places in their car in Nevada, certain state laws prohibit the carrying of a concealed weapon. Individuals are generally not allowed to carry concealed weapons, including firearms unless they have received a concealed carry weapon permit from the sheriff’s department in their county in Nevada. If an individual carries a concealed weapon without a valid permit, he or she can be arrested on misdemeanor or felony charges.
Las Vegas Lawyer for Carrying a Concealed Weapon
If you have been charged with carrying a concealed weapon in Clark County, Nevada, contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann. With nearly a decade of experience fighting for his clients’ futures inside and outside the courtroom, Joel Mann confidently represents men and women facing this criminal offense. He understands Nevada law, potential weaknesses in the prosecution, and the serious the implications of conviction on his clients’ futures. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon, Joel M. Mann will fight hard in your defense.
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Nevada’s Definition of a Concealed Weapon
Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.350 defines a concealed weapon as a weapon that is hidden on a person’s body and is not noticeable under normal observation. Hiding a weapon under or inside clothing could result in an arrest for carrying a concealed weapon.
Nevada’s Definition of Prohibited Concealed Weapons
According to Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.350 an individual in Nevada is not allowed to carry any of the following items in a concealed manner:
- Explosive substance, other than ammunition or any of its components
- Dirk, dagger or machete
- Pistol, revolver or other firearm or any dangerous or deadly weapon
- A knife which is made an integral part of a belt buckle
Penalties for Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Las Vegas
There are two categories for penalties regarding carrying a concealed weapon. These penalties may vary depending on the weapon carried and the circumstances surrounding the arrest.
If you are convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and it is your first offense, you can be convicted of a gross misdemeanor. A gross misdemeanor in Nevada is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $2,000. Any second or subsequent offense is classified as a category D felony. If convicted of a category D felony, you can face between one and four years in prison and/or a fine up to $5,000.
If you are convicted of carrying a concealed weapon described as an explosive device or ammunition, or pistol, revolver or other firearm, you can be convicted of a category C felony and can face a prison sentence between one and five years and/or a fine up to $10,000.
Obtaining a Permit for a Concealed Weapon in Las Vegas
If you are 21 years or older, you may be eligible to obtain a concealed carry weapon (CCW) license. You must successfully complete a CCW course approved by your county Sheriff’s department. After completion of forms and payment of associated fees, photographs, fingerprinting, and other documentation will be required.
A background check is one of the final steps before the CCW license is granted. A CCW license allows an individual to carry concealed weapons; however, these weapons may not be carried in certain locations, including airports and federal, state, and local government buildings without special permission. Reasons for an application denial commonly include outstanding warrants, felony convictions, violent crime convictions or DUI convictions.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Las Vegas Concealed Weapon Attorney in Las Vegas
If you or someone you know has been charged with a concealed weapon crime in Las Vegas or any of the surrounding Clark County areas, contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann today. It is important to work with a Las Vegas weapons attorney who will fight aggressively to secure your future. Joel M. Mann will work to create a solid defense based on the unique details of your situation and weaknesses in the prosecution.
Call the Law Office of Joel M. Mann at (702) 474-6266 for a free consultation and take the first steps towards combating the charges against you.