Former Los Angeles Clipper Darius Miles was arrested in a St. Louis airport last week for attempting to bring a firearm onto an airplane. Miles was stopped after going through airport security. The firearm was determined to be loaded.
Firearms Charges in Nevada are very serious and the punishments for such offenses are extremely harsh. Firearm offenses may be charged in either state or federal courts. In state court, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, First Offense, is a gross misdemeanor and is punishable by up to a year in county jail. A second offense is a felony and is punishable by up to four (4) years in state prison and a $5,000.00 fine. NRS 202.350. In federal court, Carrying or Attempting to Carry a Weapon or Explosive Device onto an Airplane is a felony and is punishable by up to ten (10) years in federal prison. 49 U.S.C. 46505.
If you or someone you know is charged with a Firearm Offense, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and providing you with the most aggressive defense strategy possible to protect your legal rights.