Kansas Felony Weapon Charge Attorney
If you face a felony weapons charge, you could end up spending the next five years—or longer—in a federal penitentiary. Whenever you are charged with a crime that would result in significant jail time, consultation with an experienced trial attorney can help you understand your rights. Do not try to talk your way out of a charge, or you could end up giving prosecutors the evidence they need to convict you.
I am Jackie Rokusek, a criminal-defense lawyer who represents people on felony weapon charges in the Kansas City area, including Lenexa, Shawnee, Lawrence, Leawood, Lenexa, Prairie Village, and Overland Park. Before I became a defense attorney, I was a Special U.S. Attorney focusing on gun and drug charges. I worked directly with federal agencies such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
As a result of my experience as a prosecutor, I know how the government handles felony weapon charges, such as:
Felon in possession of a weapon
Use of a weapon in a drug crime
Possession of a weapon in close proximity to a drug crime
User of a Narcotic in Possession of a Firearm
Any federal weapons charge is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence. If prosecutors can show that a weapon was used in a drug crime or was found in close proximity to a drug crime, you could receive a longer sentence with no possibility for a reduction.
The defense of a weapons charge often has to do with the issue of unlawful search and seizure. As your lawyer, I would analyze whether the police officer did anything illegal in the stop, search, or seizure of the weapon. If there is an issue with the police search and seizure, I will work to get the weapon evidence suppressed.
If there is a defense to your drug crime charge, I will find it. I would never encourage a client to plead guilty to a weapons charge when there is an opportunity for a dismissal or an acquittal.
Your defense is too important to be left to an inexperienced lawyer. Contact me, criminal-trial attorney Jackie Rokusek, for a free consultation if you have been or expect to be charged with possession of an illegal concealed weapon by a felon or any other felony weapon charge in the Kansas City area.