Building A Strong Case To Confront Your Weapons Charges
When prosecutors file a weapons charge against an individual in Tennessee, illegal firearm use or possession is usually the focus of the case. Less frequent are weapons offenses that are related to prohibited weapons such as silencers, explosives or switchblades. Situations leading to this type of weapons charge can vary; however, the penalties associated with this charge can be severe and may include life imprisonment.
Since 2003, I have dedicated my legal practice to protecting my clients’ rights. I am Vicki M. Carriker, a native of Memphis and skilled criminal defense attorney. I have a substantial understanding of state and federal weapon’s laws and am a strong advocate of Second Amendment rights. As a result, I am driven and equipped to create an aggressive defense to obtain a favorable outcome.
Focused On Minimizing The Impact Of Serious Charges
At my firm, I accept only criminal law cases. Unlike other area firms, I do not split my focus between practice areas. When you hire me, you benefit from my years of criminal litigation experience that include studying evidence collected, negotiating pleas, and facilitating trial proceedings and post-trial appeals.
I represent clients for a range of weapons matters, including:
- Possession of a prohibited weapon
- Manufacturing or selling a prohibited weapon
- Unlawful possession of a weapon by those convicted of domestic violence charges or other felonies
- Possession of a weapon during the course of a violent crime
Unlike other convictions, certain weapons crimes carry mandatory prison terms that cannot be reduced through probation programs or diversion programs. These convictions cannot be removed from a criminal record, which can limit your future employment or housing opportunities.
These long-term penalties make it necessary to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.