weapons offense | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Criminal Law

A weapons offense is a criminal charge that involves the possession, use, sale, or distribution of weapons in violation of the law.

This can include firearms, knives, explosives, and other deadly weapons. Weapon offenses may be charged at the state or federal level and can carry severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines.

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Last Modified: 03/14/2023


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