Together, Our Attorneys’ Combined Strengths Make Them a Formidable Defense Team for Clients Throughout Indiana

Together, Our Attorneys’ Combined Strengths Make Them a Formidable Defense Team for Clients Throughout Indiana

Protecting Your Right To Own Firearms In Indiana

The possession and use of firearms have long been topics of debate in the United States, particularly because they bring forth questions regarding public safety. It is no wonder many states have stringent rules around firearms and violating them can lead to serious consequences.

The Defend Indiana, LLC, has a team of lawyers who are well-versed in gun laws and criminal defense. We are ready to help those facing weapons offenses in Indiana. Our offices are conveniently located in Noblesville, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Anderson, Bargersville and Valparaiso.

Gun Licensing

Indiana adopted a new gun law in 2022. The state now allows every person of legal age (18 years old or older) who is not prohibited by law from possessing a gun to carry one, openly or concealed, without a license.

Gun Sales

Knowingly selling guns to prohibited persons like those listed below can lead to weapons offense charges. Sellers must follow specific protocols, which often include conducting background checks before selling weapons. There is no waiting period to buy a gun in Indiana.

Gun Possession

Anyone of legal age can own a handgun in Indiana without a permit, as long as they are not prohibited from owning firearms due to specific legal restrictions determined by the state. These restrictions typically apply to:

  • Individuals convicted of a felony
  • Individuals with a record of domestic battery or violence
  • Any individual subject to a restraining order that specifically prohibits the possession of firearms
  • Individuals deemed mentally incompetent or who have been committed to a mental institution
  • Undocumented immigrants or nonimmigrant visa holders
  • Individuals who have been dishonorably discharged from military service or the National Guard

As you see, possessing a gun is not a right afforded to everyone. From those listed above, there are two specific offenses that carry heavy penalties:

  • Unlawful possession by someone convicted of domestic battery or violence
  • Unlawful possession by a felon

The crime or weapons offense becomes a felony under these circumstances.

What About My Second Amendment Rights?

While the Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, it does not provide a shield if you have broken the laws regarding weapons offenses. We know these rights are important to many, but they do not typically serve as a viable defense in cases of gun licensing violations, illegal sales or unlawful possession.

You Know Your Gun Ownership Rights; Let Us Fight For Them

Even though you know your rights, if you do not know how to use or exercise them effectively, charges can become convictions. The criminal defense lawyers at Defend Indiana, LLC, have the experience to represent you against the most serious and complicated weapons charges. If you are facing charges related to weapons offenses, call us immediately at 855-362-4788 or contact us online.