Based in Fort Collins, the Law Office of Andrew L. Bertrand, PC is well-known in northern Colorado as a strong and effective criminal defense practice. Our experience includes representing clients accused of state and federal weapons charges, ranging from violent crimes to isolated permit violations.
Colorado Gun & Weapons Laws
People who own, carry, sell, or otherwise deal in guns and weapons are subject to a myriad of complex local, state, and federal laws. For example, you do not need a permit to simply own a gun in Colorado; however, if you wish to carry a concealed weapon, you will need a special permit issued by a county sheriff. And while "open carry," or carrying a firearm that is not concealed, is generally legal under state law, local ordinances may prohibit open carry in cities or specific areas within some cities.
At the Law Office of Andrew L. Bertrand, PC, we support Colorado citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. Our attorneys are well qualified to handle any of the following weapons-related charges:
- Armed robbery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Reckless discharge of a firearm
- Unlawfully aiming a firearm
- Possession of a firearm while intoxicated
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Possession of a defaced firearm
- Defacing a firearm
- Possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle
- Unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon
- Carrying, bringing, or having in your possession a firearm, explosive, or dangerous device within the building or on the property of the general assembly or other qualifying state government buildings
- Unlawful possession of a weapon on school, college, or university grounds
The most serious gun and weapons charges can carry severe penalties in Colorado. Violent crimes with firearms, criminal possession of firearms, and criminal negligence with firearms may all be prosecuted as felonies punishable by extensive prison sentences and large fines. Even the most minor weapons-related charges are classified as Class 2 misdemeanors, which carry possible penalties of three months to one year in jail as well as fines ranging from $250 to $1000.
When a client is charged with a gun or weapons-related crime, we pursue a comprehensive defense strategy, thoroughly analyzing all possibilities to negate the allegations. In numerous cases, we have been successful in having charges significantly reduced or even dismissed altogether.
Seek Experienced, Intelligent Defense Representation
If you face gun or weapons charges, you need strong representation to protect your rights and interests at every stage of the criminal process. Our attorneys possess the legal skill and expertise to handle even the most serious cases, always working to achieve the best outcome for our client. Please contact the Law Office of Andrew L. Bertrand, PC for a free initial consultation. We offer evening and weekend meetings and accept all major credit cards.