Three 6 Mafia Member "DJ Paul" was arrested recently for possession of a taser gun. In response, DJ Paul claimed that he didn't know that carrying a taser in New York City was illegal. The rapper claims to have thought that carrying pepper spray was legal, and that carrying a taser was essentially the same as carrying pepper spray.
In Nevada, a person caught carrying a stun gun might find him or herself facing charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon and/or Possession of a Dangerous Weapon. Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon are considered "weapons offenses," which are taken very seriously by the courts. These Weapons Offenses are classified as "gross misdemeanors," which means that they are punishable by up to
one (1) year in County Jail and a $2,000.00 fine. Furthermore, having a "weapons" offense on your record can seriously impact your ability to obtain future employment and educational opportunities, and can make you a target of police and prosecutors in subsequent law enforcement contacts.
If you or someone you know is facing charges for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon or another weapon-related charge or enhancement, it is important to call a knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas criminal defense attorney right away. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers at Brown Law Offices can assist by working with you to analyze the facts of your case, identify applicable defenses, and develop the most aggressive strategy possible to protect your legal rights.