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Standing Up For The Rights Of Those Accused Of Gun Crimes

The freedom to bear arms is one of the fundamental rights our nation’s Constitution was founded on. However, failing to comply with state and federal laws while exercising this right can lead to serious legal issues. At Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, P.L.C., our attorneys help people in Iowa assert their gun rights and fight the penalties associated with gun crimes.

The Gun-Related Offenses We Help Our Clients With

Our attorneys are equipped to help people facing a range of gun-related offenses, including:

  • Felon or other prohibited person in possession of a firearm or ammunition
  • Supplying a prohibited person or a juvenile with a gun or ammunition
  • Carrying or dealing weapons without a license or permit
  • Possessing or manufacturing illegal weapons
  • Possessing stolen weapons
  • Assault involving a firearm
  • Drug crimes involving a firearm

If you’ve been accused of a gun crime, no matter what kind or severity, our attorneys will work tirelessly to shield you from the consequences.

What Are The Penalties For Gun Crimes In Iowa?

Depending on the circumstances, gun crimes can be misdemeanors or felonies. While the penalties – prison time, fines, revocation of gun rights – remain constant, you can expect more severe penalties at the felony level. Some gun crimes may even be federal crimes. However, our firm only handles gun crimes at the state level.

While the firearm itself may not be central to your criminal issue, say, for example, you’ve been charged with assault or a drug crime, if a gun was involved, it will usually increase the severity of the penalties you’ll face.

Fighting For Your Gun Rights

Being convicted of a gun crime or another criminal offense could cause you to lose your right to possess firearms. For example, if you were convicted of domestic violence, if you violated a no-contact order for domestic violence or if you were convicted of a felony criminal offense.

If your gun rights are in jeopardy, our attorneys will do everything in our power to uphold them. If you have been stripped of them, we can help you explore having them restored.

Get Help From A Gun Crimes Lawyer Today

If you’re facing criminal charges that involve a gun, we’re ready to help you create a defense. Contact us by phone at 319-359-6492 or reach out online to arrange a free initial consultation.

Notable Cases

Cedar County AGCR024516 — PLEA OFFER ACCEPTED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of the crime of Operating a Motor Vehicle While License is Barred as a Habitual Offender §321.560/ §321.561/ §321.555 /§321.556 (An Aggravated Misdemeanor), as well as Failure to Use Child Restraint Devise §321.446 (A Scheduled Violation). Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald was able to secure a plea offer satisfactory to both client and state.

Notable Cases

Muscatine County AGCR057733 — PLEA ACCEPTED, CHARGE REDUCED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of Domestic Abuse Assault §708.2A(2)(b) (A Serious Misdemeanor). An initial plea offer stated the client would have to plead guilty as charged, attorney Shawn Fitzgerald worked for a better offer for his client. The client was able to plead guilty to an amended lesser charge of Disorderly Conduct §723.4(2) (A Simple Misdemeanor).