Gun Crime | Carrying a concealed weapon defense ATTORNEY

Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy aggressively defends gun charges in Columbus.

Gun crimes are defined by Ohio law under section 2923. Gun crimes in Ohio are normally felonies so the penalties can be life-changing. Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy is an experienced lawyer who defends against firearm and weapons charges.

What are the possible penalties for a gun charge in Ohio?

Franklin County has a division of prosecuting attorneys who specialize in gun related charges. This “gun unit” is charged with handling charges including CCW, Improper handling of a firearm, and WUD. Make sure your lawyer knows how to handle gun charges.

What is the law prosecutors look at for Improper Handling?

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy has been successfully fighting to protect the rights of Ohio's citizens for over a decade in and around Franklin County. Let him use his experience to get you the best possible outcome. 


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Frequently asked questions about Gun CRIME|CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON charges in Ohio

Is carrying a concealed weapon a felony in Ohio?
It normally is a felony. The circumstances are important. Without a CCW permit, a felony of the fourth degree is the most common offense level. This carries a possibility of 18 months in prison.

What are gun laws in Ohio?
Gun laws are the statutes regulating the use and manner of gun possession. The general rule is laid out by the United States Constitution and is the law of the land. States like Ohio can restrict this general law for public safety purposes.

How many years for having a loaded gun?
Improper handling of a firearm is a felony of the fourth degree and carries the possibility of 18 months in prison.

What does the Ohio Attorney General say about Concealed Carry?
The Franklin County Prosecutor’s office has a gun unit that specializes in handling gun-related crimes. They commonly prosecute charges such as:
Improper Handling of a Firearm - Felony of the Fourth Degree
Carrying a Concealed Weapon - Felony of the Fourth Degree
Having Weapons while under Disability - Felony of the Third Degree

How do I get a CCW in Ohio?
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Carrying Concealed Weapons (M1 - F4) - carrying a weapon, such as a knife or a gun, in public on one’s person or in close proximity.

Improper Discharge of a Firearm (M1 - F2) - discharging a firearm in a prohibited area or setting. This can be elevated to a felony if there is physical harm done to property or an individual as a result of the improper discharge.

Providing Firearms to a Minor (F5) - providing or selling a firearm to anyone under the age of 18; providing or selling a handgun to anyone under the age of 21; purchasing a firearm or handgun with the intention of providing it to someone under the age of 18 or 21.

Weapons Under Disability (F3) - individuals who are facing violent crime or drug charges, or who have been convicted of violent crime or drug charges, are not permitted to carry a firearm. If an individual meets these qualifications and is found with a firearm by law enforcement, they will be charged with Weapons Under Disability (commonly referred to as WUD).

Improper Handling of a Firearm (MM - F1) - discharging a firearm in a vehicle or having a loaded firearm in close access, without having a permit. The severity of the charge depends heavily on the situation and the criminal history of the Defendant.


Brandon Shroy has spent years defending and winning gun crime | carrying concealed weapon charges in Central Ohio.

As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.

Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.


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