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Gun Crimes DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED IN Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC FOR OVER 30 YEARS

Gun Crime Defense Lawyers

Protecting You & Your 2nd Amendment Rights

If you have been accused of a gun crime, like the illegal possession of a firearm, you need to know that your rights could be in severe jeopardy. Not only could a conviction put you behind bars, but it is possible to indefinitely lose your 2nd Amendment right to bear arms altogether.

With so much on the line when you’ve been charged with a gun crime, you will want a legal team that you know is up to the challenge. At Portner & Shure, P.A., we’re always standing by to help new and returning clients defend themselves against gun crime charges and the harsh penalties that can follow a conviction. We believe in the importance of your right to carry and use a firearm, so we’re ready to pull out all the stops while preparing your defense. Whether your case involves a misdemeanor or felony gun crime, you can count on us to defend you.

Call (410) 995-1515 to find the Portner & Shure, P.A. office nearest you and request a free and confidential case evaluation.


Over $400 Million won for our clients
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    Auto Accident Case Settled for the Family of a Passenger in a Fatal Car Crash

  • Reckless Driver Causes Severe Injuries and Fatality in Traffic Accident $1 Million

    Reckless Driver Causes Severe Injuries and Fatality in Traffic Accident

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Involving Minor $969 Thousand

    Traumatic Brain Injury Involving Minor Settled with 95% of Policy Going to the Child

  • Wrongful Death Car Accident Claim $650 Thousand

    Case Settled While in Litigation with AIG Claims and Geico Insurance Companies Prior to Trial

  • Rideshare Accident Requiring Surgery $500 Thousand

    Rideshare Accident Resulting in Elbow & Rib Fractures Settled with James River Insurance Company (Uber)

  • Case Settled Without Litigation for All the Available Coverage $492.5 Thousand

    Claim against Nationwide Insurance Company. Chantilly, Virginia accident claim. Numerous fractures along with high hospital bills.

  • Chantilly Virginia Car Accident $457 Thousand

    Our clients were approaching an intersection when the defendants failed to yield the right of way and T-boned our vehicle occupied by a husband, wife, and child.

  • Harford County Car Accident $445 Thousand

    This case involved a Harford County car accident claim. Our client was operating her vehicle when the other party crossed the double yellow lines on Route 1 and struck her vehicle.


Common Gun Crime Charges

You don’t need to look far and wide for a law firm that can handle your gun crime defense case. Our team members are highly experienced and come from diverse legal backgrounds. As a result, we know about gun crimes across the nation, how they vary from one state to the next, and more. Let us apply our knowledge and defense strategies to your case, too.

Common types of gun crime charges include*:

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Possession of an illegal firearm
  • Carrying a firearm without a permit or license
  • Prohibited person carrying a firearm or handgun
  • Using a firearm while carrying out another crime
  • Brandishing a firearm
  • Unlawful storage of explosives for use in firearms

(* Keep in mind that the names and definitions of gun crimes may look different depending on where you live. However, the basis of gun crime charges tends to be the same among all 50 states.)

Penalties for Gun Crime Convictions

Just as the laws for gun crimes will depend on where you live or where the crime was allegedly committed, the penalties for those crimes can vary, too. The goal of our defense strategy will be to shield you from as many penalties as possible, no matter what those will look like.

If you are convicted of a gun crime, you could be penalized with:

  • Extensive jail or prison time
  • Steep fines to be paid to the state
  • Removal of firearm rights
  • Indefinite seizure of your property

Other “unofficial” penalties may also occur if you are convicted of a gun crime. For example, it might affect your employment options, potentially causing further financial hardship than fines and jail time will create already. Many people also feel judged and ostracized by their friends, family members, and neighbors after being convicted of a crime as serious as a gun crime. In other words, when you are fighting a gun crime charge, you should see it as if you’re fighting for your entire future.

Gun Crime Defenses

Everyone who is accused of a gun crime deserves a chance to tell their side of the story. When you choose our gun crime attorneys to handle your case, you’ll be represented by a full team of legal professionals who know how to see all angles of a situation. Our comprehensive and detailed approach to casework has allowed us to present powerful and one-of-a-kind defense strategies for our clients throughout the years. We would be honored to get the chance to apply our knowledge and experience to your gun crime case as well.

We are here to prepare a personalized defense strategy for your gun crime case, which could involve:

  • Arguing that the evidence used against you was unlawfully obtained.
  • Proving that you were arrested on a case of mistaken identity, or that you were falsely accused.
  • Showing that you reasonably thought you had legal permission to use or carry a firearm as described in your case.
  • Challenging the legitimacy of a previous trial that ended in your conviction.

Talk Gun Crime Defense Strategies with Our Legal Professionals

Portner & Shure, P.A. and our gun crime lawyers stand ready to help people across the country who are charged with various gun crimes. Even if you haven’t been charged yet but think you might be arrested or investigated soon, you can call on us to rush to your side and protect your rights. With the state and possibly the federal government planning to remove your 2nd Amendment rights and put you behind bars, there is no time to lose. Get working on your defense now.

Call (410) 995-1515 to schedule a free case reviewas soon as possible.


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