Gun Crimes Attorney in Las Vegas
Dedicated to Your Defense & Best Interests
When you are facing serious criminal charges for a gun offense in Nevada, turn to the Law Offices of Kenneth G. Frizzell, III. For over 25 years, our Las Vegas gun crimes lawyer has been protecting the rights and freedom of the accused. During your confidential consultation, we can answer any of your questions and discuss your case and possible defenses.
To learn more about our professional legal services for criminal cases, dial (702) 979-7772 today and arrange a free consultation.
Las Vegas Open Carry Laws
In Nevada, it is legal to open carry an unconcealed firearm. Open carry refers to wearing a holstered gun in plain view in public spaces. A gun owner may open carry without a license or registration. The only restriction placed upon those who open carry is that the gun must remain visible to the people around them.
There are many people who are prohibited from possessing a gun in Nevada, including:
- Fugitives from justice
- Drug users and addicts
- Illegal immigrants
- Mentally ill persons
- Those convicted of domestic violence
If an individual who can be classified by any of the above descriptions is caught carrying a gun, he or she will face criminal charges. Also, those who possess firearms while committing a crime will face enhanced penalties.
Is Nevada a Castle Doctrine State?
Nevada is a castle doctrine state. Since Nevada is a castle doctrine state, people have the right to use deadly force to protect their occupied vehicle or home from assault by a third party.
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Those who wish to carry a concealed weapon, or one not visible to the public eye, will need to obtain a CCW permit. The permit may be acquired for any type of firearm.
To obtain a CCW permit, one must:
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Be a lawful resident of the U.S.
- Have a clean record
- Not be a fugitive
- Not have been judicially declared incompetent or insane
Even with a CCW permit, there are places around the state of Nevada that are off-limits to carrying a concealed weapon.
Places you may not carry a concealed weapon include:
- Childcare facilities
- Law enforcement agency facilities
- Courthouses and courtrooms
- Prisons, jails, and detention facilities
- Any buildings with metal detectors or signs
- Colleges and universities
- Public and private schools
- The Hoover Dam
- Any location that is prohibited by federal law
Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit or in restricted locations can result in criminal charges. If you have been charged with illegally carrying a concealed weapon, seeking the assistance of a qualified gun crimes attorney in Las Vegas could benefit the outcome of your case.
Protect Your Rights & Freedom Today
The Law Offices of Kenneth G. Frizzell, III is ready to stand behind you through every step of the legal process. Our aggressive gun crimes attorney in Las Vegas has the necessary knowledge and skills to craft a strong defense on your behalf.
For personalized legal counsel that is suited to meet your needs, contact us today at (702) 979-7772 to schedule your free consultation.
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