Gun Charge Lawyer St. Louis, MO. While the state of Missouri is a largely pro-firearm state, with regulations relating to matters like concealed carry being loosened in recent years, its state laws against illegal weapons are some of the harshest around. In addition, the definition of “illegal weapon” is not just limited to firearms–knives, explosives, and even pellet guns are included in these laws. If you have a felony conviction on your record, not only can you not legally possess a firearm, but if you are caught with one you could also face federal charges, with the lengthy sentences to match.

Combs Law Group has helped many people from across the St. Louis area who have been accused of gun charges. Our firm works closely with our clients to build a defense strategy tailor-made for their individual cases. Our goal is total client satisfaction, and to that end, our attorneys will always be available for you to answer any and all questions you may have about your St. Louis gun charges case. Call us at (314) 900-HELP for a free, confidential review of your particular case.

Gun Laws In Missouri

Long a permissive state regarding firearms, over the past few years Missouri lawmakers have expanded the right to bear arms to make Missouri one of America’s most gun-friendly states. The state no longer requires a license or advanced training to carry a firearm (under a principle known as “constitutional carry”), although concealed carry permits are still issued. Missouri also places few limitations on where guns cannot be carried: Missouri RS 571.107 defines this list, which is mainly limited to child-care facilities, government offices, and large public venues such as sports arenas. If you are caught with a concealed firearm in one of these areas, and have a CCW permit, you will not be charged with any crime, but you likely will be asked to leave the premises.

However, while Missouri laws regarding guns may seem permissive to the outsider, they still remain illegal under certain circumstances. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Brandishing or waving a gun in a threatening manner
  • Firing a gun, unless it is in self-defense
  • Shooting a gun at a mark or object along a public highway
  • Handling a firearm “in an unlawful manner” while intoxicated
  • Firing a gun within 100 yards of an occupied school, church, or government building
  • Possessing a “defaced” firearm

Punishments for these Missouri gun charges vary.

Being in possession of a firearm while also having an illegal drug, with the exception of small quantities of cannabis, is a Class E felony punishable by up to four years in state prison.


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Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

St. Louis County man has felony gun possession charges sentence reduced to probation and house arrest.

Possessing A Gun In Missouri As A Felon

If someone in Missouri has been convicted of a felony, regardless of whether they have entirely completed their sentence, they are barred for life from carrying a firearm unless it is strictly for hunting purposes. The penalty for this is a Class D felony, which carried along with it a sentence that ranges from one year in county jail to up to seven years in Missouri state prison.

Furthermore, if you have been convicted of a number of other crimes, you are barred from owning a firearm by the federal government. These restrictions apply to:

  • those who were dishonorably discharged from the military
  • anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault
  • anyone currently subject to an order of protection related to a domestic dispute
  • anyone under the age of 18

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Contact An Experienced St. Louis Gun Charges Lawyer

Between federal and state charges, and the ever-changing nature of Missouri’s gun laws, if you are facing gun charges in St. Louis, contacting a reputable St. Louis gun crimes attorney is your best bet. Combs Law Group has worked with all sorts of St. Louis-area residents who have been accused of violating state and federal firearms laws. Our holistic approach to criminal defense means that our firm will work tirelessly to get you the best outcome for your case, whether it is a plea deal, a winning trial strategy, or outright dismissal of your charges.

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