OKC Criminal Defense & DUI Attorneys
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Gun Charges in Oklahoma

Facing a Firearms Charge in Oklahoma City? Contact Fassio Law for Immediate Help

At Fassio Law, our Oklahoma City gun crimes defense lawyers put time, resources, and attention to detail behind every case. Our team is here to protect your rights every step of the way. If you or your loved one was arrested and charged with any firearms-related criminal offense, we are here to help. To arrange a completely confidential case assessment with an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney, please do not hesitate to contact our OKC law office today.

Firearms Violations are Taken Very Seriously in Oklahoma

Oklahoma law places many restrictions on who can possess a gun, when and where they can have a gun, and how they can use a gun. Click here for more information on Handgun Licensing and the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. Make sure you have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms and utilize all possible legal defenses.

We Defend the Full Range of Gun Charges in Central Oklahoma

Gun crimes charges are notoriously complex. You do not have to take on law enforcement officers or state prosecutors alone. Fassio Law is willing and able to defend your rights and protect your freedom from any type of gun charge, including:

  • Possession of a Firearm After Former Conviction (AFC) or Former Juvenile Adjudication: A serious criminal offense in which a person previously convicted of a felony—or a case where a juvenile would have been convicted of a felony if committed by an adult—is accused of unlawfully possessing a firearm.
  • Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony: A person who stands accused of using a gun during a felonious act can face an even more serious firearms-related criminal charge in Oklahoma.
  • Reckless Discharge of a Firearm: Reckless discharge of a firearm is an offense that can be charged against a person who irresponsibly fires a gun without consideration for the safety of others, thereby putting lives at risk.
  • All Types of Assault charges alleging use of a gun (Assault with a Dangerous or Deadly Weapon, Pointing a Firearm, Drive-by Shooting, aka Discharge of a Firearm from a Motor Vehicle): All of these assault-based firearms charges are extremely serious and can result in heavy fines and extended jail time. Each charge's specific severity depends on the circumstances of the offense.

Defending Yourself Against a Gun Charge in OKC

Of course, a criminal charge is not a criminal conviction. You have every right to zealously defend yourself against a gun charge in Oklahoma. Here are some notable legal defenses that can be raised in these cases:

  • Lack of Probable Cause to Search (Invalid Search): Lack of probable cause asserts that law enforcement officials didn't have a valid reason to initiate the search or seizure that led to the discovery of the firearm. If successful, this could lead to the exclusion of the gun as evidence.
  • Self-Defense: You may be able to claim self defense. Under Oklahoma law, you have the right to protect yourself and your property, given that the force used is proportionate to the threat faced. If you can prove you were in immediate danger, this defense might be applicable.
  • Insufficient Evidence: It is the State's burden to prove you violated a gun charge law. Make sure you have a lawyer who will hold them to this burden. Among other things, you may be able to dispute the reliability of witness testimony or argue that the physical evidence does not definitively link you to the crime.

Is a Stupid Decision about to put you behind bars?? - Gun Charges

James made a stupid decision, maybe the worst decision he had ever made in his life. And now the prosecutor was trying to put him in prison. The stupid decision was stealing a trailer.

But the worst part is that's not even why the D.A. wanted to put him in prison. He had a gun in his car at the time that he stole the trailer. A gun that he lawfully owned.  A gun that had nothing to do with stealing the trailer and was never even in his hand that night. But because he had it in his truck when he stole the trailer, he was charged with possession of an offensive weapon while committing a felony.

And prosecutors don't like gun charges.

James hired Fassio Law to help keep him out of prison. He knew the cops had him cold on the stolen trailer, but it was the gun charge that he was worried about. He had to spend a few days in county jail while he was waiting to bond out, and more than anything, he did not want to go back there.
We had to explore a lot of different options to help James. We had a preliminary hearing and tried to argue to the Judge that this gun had nothing to do with the stolen trailer.
James was set in front of one of the most difficult judges in the area, and she would not dismiss the gun charge. Trying to talk to the D.A. was like talking to a brick wall. Things were not going well.
Because Fassio Law is familiar with the judges and knew what type of argument was likely to work with this particular judge, we decided to do a blind plea, where the judge determines your sentence.
It's a risky move, but calculating in all the knowledge and experience that we had, we decided that this was the way to go.
Fast forward to sentencing day. James still remembers the feel of sweat trickling down his neck as the D.A. asked the Judge to send him to prison. The rest of his time in the courtroom was kind of a blur for James.
But what he does remember is walking out of that courtroom after the sentencing hearing, because he had just been granted probation!

Every case is different. On some cases the only acceptable option is a dismissal, and on other cases the only thing that matters is staying out of jail. Let us know what's important to you, and we will do our best to deliver!

The Gun Crimes Defense Lawyers at Fassio Law Can Help

All firearms charges should be taken seriously. An arrest for a weapons-related offense can carry a variety of complexities and can land you behind bars. Are you looking for a strong gun charge defense attorney in the Oklahoma City, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Moore, and Norman areas? Fassio Law can help. Founded by Marcy Fassio, a former Assistant District Attorney, we have a deep, comprehensive understanding of Oklahoma’s criminal justice system. Our firm is proactive and solutions-driven. Among other things, our Oklahoma City gun crimes defense attorneys are prepared to:

  • Hear your story, answer questions, and explain the next steps;
  • Thoroughly review the charges and evidence against you, identifying any weaknesses or relevant legal issues needed to raise a defense; and
  • Develop a comprehensive legal strategy to protect your rights and get the best outcome.
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Contact Our Oklahoma City Firearms Defense Attorneys Today

At Fassio Law, our OKC criminal defense lawyers have the specialized skills and legal expertise to handle all types of gun charges. If you or your loved one was arrested, we can help. Reach out to us by phone at (405) 593-8444 or connect with us online for your fully confidential, no obligation case review. From our legal office in OKC, we defend gun charges throughout the region, including in Oklahoma County, Canadian County, and Cleveland County.


Can the Prosecution prove you guilty on a Gun or Firearms Charge, or do you have a legal defense? Click below to read about possible defenses for gun charges and firearm charges.

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