Weapon/Firearm Violations Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska

In Nebraska, there are significant limitations on who can bear firearms, guns, and weapons. In order to protect public safety, minors and individuals who are not qualified or have the required permits are prohibited from possessing, carrying, or using firearms, guns, ammunition, and dangerous weapons. A person arrested and charged with weapon or firearm violations may face devastating penalties and other life-changing consequences.  

If you're under investigation for a crime involving a firearm or weapon in your area, speaking with a Nebraska criminal defense attorney is imperative to uphold your rights. At Abrahamson Law Office, our dependable legal team will fight for your rights, dispute the allegations against you, and keep your best interests in mind.  

Abrahamson Law Office is proud to represent clients across Omaha, Nebraska, and the surrounding areas of Otoe County, Dodge County, Douglas County, and Washington County. 

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Common Weapon/Firearm Charges in Nebraska

Weapon or firearm violations occur when a person breaks the laws and rules guiding the ownership, possession, concealment, usage, or carrying of guns, firearms, and other weapons. Some common firearm violations and weapons charges in Nebraska are listed below:  

  • Unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon.  

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm at a school.  

  • Hunting without a license.  

  • Possession of prohibited firearms.  

  • Failure to register tranquilizer guns.  

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited juvenile offender.  

  • Possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.  

  • Possession of a defaced firearm.  

  • Use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.  

  • Possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.  

  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm.  

  • Carrying a firearm or destructive device during the commission of a dangerous misdemeanor.  

  • Unlawful possession or sale of explosive material.  

If you or someone you know has been arrested or indicted for firearm violations, you need to reach out to a criminal defense attorney straight away. Your lawyer can evaluate the seriousness of your charges and determine your best legal defenses. 

Unlawful Carrying of Weapons

According to Nebraska law, it is unlawful for minors or prohibited persons to carry a weapon or weapons concealed on or about themselves, such as a knife, handgun, iron knuckles, brass, or other deadly weapon. Unlike several other states, open carry is legal in Nebraska for adults and qualified persons without a permit. 

Nebraska Open Handgun Carry Law

Under New Nebraska laws, residents – who are 18 years or older – are allowed to possess or carry a firearm, knife, or any otherwise legal "weapon" in their vehicles and clothes without a government permit or safety class. However, some local governments may restrict the open carry law. Conversely, open carry around school areas is prohibited. Also, the firearm must be clearly visible in your car. 

Where Weapons Are Prohibited

In the following areas, carrying a firearm, handgun, or dangerous weapon is prohibited, even with a valid permit.  

  • The office of a police or sheriff.  

  • A prison, detention facility, or jail.  

  • A college, semiprofessional, or professional athletic event.  

  • A courtroom or building containing a courtroom.  

  • A school. 

  • A fundraiser or political rally.  

  • A meeting of the Legislature.  

  • A financial institution except for their security personnel on duty.  

  • A place of worship except for their security personnel on duty.  

  • A trauma center, emergency room, or hospital.  

  • A place or premises where carrying concealed handguns is prohibited.  

  • A government or political meeting.  

  • A polling place during a real election.  

  • Any other place where the state or federal laws prohibit firearm possession or carrying handguns. 

Unlawful Weapons

The firearms and dangerous weapons listed below are considered illegal in Nebraska:  

  • Short shotguns.  

  • Machine guns.  

  • Short rifles.  

  • A firearm in which the serial number or manufacturer's identification mark has been destroyed, removed, altered, or defaced.  

Unfortunately, if you're arrested for weapons violations, you may be facing severe criminal penalties and other ramifications if convicted. 

Possible Penalties

Firearm violations may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony in Nebraska. If convicted, the defendant may face any of these penalties and consequences:  

  • Lengthy prison sentence (ranging from months, years, or decades.)   

  • Substantial fines and court fees.   

  • Community service.  

  • A criminal record/history.   

  • Probation.  

  • Loss of voting rights.  

  • Ineligible to obtain certain financial loans.   

  • Ineligible to lawfully own a handgun.   

  • Prohibited from obtaining a license to possess or carry a gun or firearm.  

  • Increased difficulty in getting public benefits.   

  • Increased difficulty in getting accommodation, new jobs, and scholarships.  

  • Increased difficulty in traveling overseas.  

A strategic weapons/firearm violations defense attorney can conduct a thorough investigation and outline a strong defense to fight your charges and help you avoid a conviction. 

Fight for Your Rights

Navigating the Nebraska criminal justice system or defending your firearms violations without skilled representation can expose you to the worst possible situation. If convicted, your personal reputation, career, quality of life, and freedom could suffer massive jeopardy. Hiring a practiced criminal defense attorney will help you prevent the consequences above.  

At Abrahamson Law Office, we take pride in defending individuals wrongfully arrested for firearm or weapon violations. As your attorney, we can investigate every aspect of your case and strategize an effective approach to fight your charges. Our reliable team will fight for your legal rights and do their absolute best to keep your record clear.

Weapon/Firearm Violations Attorney Serving Omaha, Nebraska

If you're facing weapons violation charges, don't face them alone. Contact us at Abrahamson Law Office today to arrange a simple case evaluation. We can offer you the trusted advocacy and strong representation you need in your case. Our firm proudly represents clients across Omaha, Nebraska, and the surrounding areas of Otoe County, Dodge County, Douglas County, and Washington County.