Have you Been Charged with Furnishing Knuckles or a Knife to a Person Under 18 Years of Age in Georgia?
Crimes related to weapons or dangerous instruments are heavily regulated in Georgia. The laws were formed to protect the citizens of Georgia and convictions for weapon-related offenses are heavily punished. If you or a loved one has been charged with a weapons offense, call our Georgia Furnishing Knuckles or a Knife to a Person under 18 Years of Age Attorneys today. We have over 50 combined years of experience and have someone waiting to answer your call. Find out why we are Georgia's top-rated criminal defense firm.
Under O.C.G.A. § 16-11-101, it is illegal for a person to knowingly sell or furnish to a person under 18 years of age knuckles, whether made from metal, thermoplastic, wood or other similar material, or a knife designed for the purpose of offense and defense.
The Penalty for Furnishing Weapons to Persons under 18 In Georgia
If convicted of furnishing weapons to a person under 18 years old, the accused will be charged with a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature. The penalties include a fine up to $5,000.00, jail time up to one year, or both.
Georgia Defenses to Furnishing Weapons to People Under 18 Years of Age
Furnishing weapons to people under 18 in Georgia requires that the defendant knowingly sell or furnish the weapon. Any evidence that the accused was unaware the person was under 18 would be very beneficial in getting the charges reduced or dismissed. Another defense could be that a weapon was not sold or furnished. If the item sold was not a weapon, that would also be a defense.
No matter what the particulars of your case may be, there are always Georgia Criminal Defenses at your disposal. Our criminal justice lawyers in Georgia have more than 20 years experience in exclusively criminal law. We are proficient in reaching resolutions outside of trial but are also extremely capable of taking your case to trial. However, we will discuss all your options with you before you choose how to proceed with your situation.
Our Georgia Furnishing Weapons to a Person 18 Lawyers are ready to take your call. We are Georgia's premier criminal defense firm and have worked exclusively in criminal defense. We know what it takes to obtain the desired outcome in your case and will work tirelessly for you! Call now and see how our firm will make all the difference in your case.