Have You Been Charged with Possession of a Weapon or Long Gun at a Commercial Service Airport in Georgia?
Under Georgia law, it is illegal to carry weapons or long guns in certain areas. One of those places is at commercial service airports. If you have been charged with violating a weapons law in Georgia, contact our experienced lawyers today. Our team at Lawson and Berry has over 50 combined years of experience defending weapons charges. We are Georgia's premier criminal defense firm and have represented thousands of clients. We guarantee that no one will advocate harder for you. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-130.2
No person shall enter the restricted access area of a commercial service airport, in or beyond the airport security screening checkpoint, knowingly possessing or knowingly having under his or her control a weapon or long gun.
The area does not include the general parking area, the airport drive, walkway, or shops and areas of the terminal that are outside the screening checkpoint or areas that are normally open to unscreened passengers or visitors to the airport.
Additionally, a person will not have violated the statute if they notified security at the checkpoint that they were in possession of a weapon and then immediately left the restricted area and followed all the screening procedures.
Penalty for Carrying a Weapon or Long Gun at a Commercial Service Airport in Georgia
A person convicted of possessing a weapon or long gun at a commercial service airport in Georgia will be guilty of a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor convictions in Georgia are penalized by a fine up to $1,000, jail time up to one year, or both.
Any person who violates this Code section with the intent to commit a separate felony offense shall be guilty of a felony. The punishment will be a fine of at least $1,000 but no more than $15,000, a prison term between one and ten years, or both.
We Can Help if You are Charged with a Weapons Offense in Georgia
If you have been charged with a weapons-related crime in Georgia, you should hire a lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced Georgia Carrying a Weapon in Airport Attorney will explain how the law applies in your situation and some options for how to fight your case. There are always Georgia Criminal Defenses we can use to bolster your case. We will investigate your case, speak with witnesses, gather evidence, and develop a defense strategy for your situation. We will do whatever it takes to achieve a successful outcome for your case. Find out how we can make all the difference by calling us now.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a weapons crime in Georgia, call us for a free consultation. Our offices are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call. We believe that you should not have to wait until the next business day to have your questions answered. That is why we will respond no matter if it is a night, weekend, or holiday. Call us today and see how we can protect your rights, future, and freedoms.