Chandler Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm Lawyer

Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm – Under A.R.S. § 13-3107, a person, who with criminal negligence, discharges a firearm within or into the limits of any municipality is guilty of a class 6 felony. In addition, this crime can be charged as a dangerous offense including mandatory prison time even if it’s a first offense.

Exceptions

  • If the gun is fired in lawful self-defense or defense of others.
  • If in necessary self-defense or defense of others from an animal attack.
  • If at a properly supervised firing range.
  • If the gun is shot during hunting season, subject to the limitations on hunting set by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.
  • If for the control of “nuisance wildlife” by permit from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
  • If by special permit of the chief of police of the municipality.
  • As required by an animal control officer.
  • If blanks were fired.
  • If the gun was shot more than one mile from any occupied structure, as defined in section 13-3101.

ALMOST ALL ARIZONA GUN CRIMES CARRY A MANDATORY PRISON SENTENCE FOR THOSE WHO ARE FOUND GUILTY

Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm is also known as “Shannon’s Law,” named after Shannon Smith, a young girl who was struck and killed by a stray bullet, making unlawful discharge of firearms a felony.

For anyone wanting to carry a firearm, Arizona has some of the least onerous firearm laws in the country. However, it is still easy to get into trouble with a firearm in Arizona. When it comes to unlawfully discharging a firearm, Arizona is very strict.

If you have been charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm in Chandler, it is essential that you seek aggressive representation from an experienced gun crimes attorney. An attorney who understands and has experience with Arizona’s self-defense laws can provide you with the necessary defense to fight any criminal charges related to gun offenses.

Our gun crime attorneys are standing by right now to consult with you on your gun-related offense. Email us or call our office at 480-755-7110 and our experienced team of gun crime lawyers will help you come up with the best solutions for your case.

Arizona Office Address:
3185 S. Price Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 480-755-7110

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