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The right to bear arms is one of our most vital constitutional rights. However, this right does not come without limits. The government has created numerous restrictions and rules regarding firearms, and if you fail to follow them, you can face severe consequences. Prison time and fines are extremely common for weapon related offenses, and Arizona criminal courts take prosecuting these crimes very seriously. This means that you are likely to face severe sentencing, financial penalties, and more.

Thus, when you are facing weapons charges, it is important to secure the services of a qualified Arizona weapons charges attorney to help. An experienced Arizona weapons charges attorney can be an invaluable asset if you are accused of violating Arizona’s gun laws. Your charges could potentially include heavy fines and jail time along with a loss of your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Attorney Adam Dippel can provide the comprehensive defense counsel you need in this difficult situation.


Attorney Adam Dippel and The Law Office of Adam Dippel, PLLC, have built nearly a decade of experience with weapons charges. We know how impactful these charges can be and how quickly they can negatively affect your life and your future. Adam has significant direct experience defending—and winning—weapons cases, and we can help you leverage that experience in court to achieve a positive outcome for your case.

We will work diligently to discover the details that led to your charges before we begin building your case. No matter the details of your case, our experienced Arizona weapons charges lawyers can provide the necessary legal expertise to navigate your case successfully to try to help you avoid serious consequences.


Arizona puts weapons into three distinct categories:

  1. Prohibited weapons. This category includes grenades, bombs, explosive mines, devices that muffle a firearm, nun chucks, chemicals, improvised explosives, propelled rockets, and more. These weapons are diverse but are unified in that they are not legal to possess or build in any capacity outside of an official military exercise.
  2. Firearms. This category includes pistols, revolvers, handguns, rifles, shotguns, and other diverse types of firearms. These weapons are legal under strict circumstances with proper licensing but illegal in other situations.
  3. Explosives. This category includes dynamite, black powder, nitroglycerin, plastic explosives, and more. Some of these are legal to use with the right licensing and permits but can be illegal in other situations.

You can face weapons charges if you use an illegal or prohibited weapon or use a legal weapon in an illegal scenario. Examples of situations in which a person may face a weapons charge include:

  • Bringing a weapon on school grounds
  • Failing to disclose a weapon in your car when pulled over by law enforcement
  • Selling a deadly weapon to a person who cannot legally own it
  • Possessing a weapon after receiving a felony conviction
  • Possessing a weapon with the intent to commit or aid in an act of terrorism
  • Possessing a weapon with the intent to commit a felony act
  • There are many more scenarios that may lead to Arizona weapons charges. It is important to know that ignorance of the law will not likely prevent you from receiving charges. Thus, whether you already possess weapons or are looking to buy a weapon, it is important to verify federal, state, and local laws.


    Weapons charges are serious offenses. Depending on the scenario, you may face a significant amount of time in jail or prison, as well as considerable fines and other penalties.
    For this reason, it is important to hire an attorney who will work diligently on your case to secure the best outcome.

    Attempting to handle your defense alone is never a good idea, even if you know you are innocent of the charges against you. Working with an experienced Arizona weapons charges attorney offers the best chance of defeating your case and securing an acquittal or at the very least, mitigating the penalties you could face if convicted. An experienced defense attorney can help you evaluate all of your available defense options, which may include:

    • Exposing due process violations committed by your arresting officers. Your defense attorney should carefully examine the circumstances of your arrest and booking to ensure the police followed all applicable laws and procedures.
    • Dismantling the prosecution’s case. The burden of proving the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt rests on the prosecution in any criminal case. Your defense lawyer will look for holes in the prosecutor’s arguments and secure evidence that contradicts the evidence offered by the prosecutor.
    • Establishing your alibi or an affirmative defense. Weapons violations cases are often convoluted, and you may have more defenses available to you than you may initially realize. Your attorney will help you gather any and all exculpatory evidence that may work in your favor.
    • Exposing procedural violations in the courtroom. There are strict laws and regulations pertaining to evidence and presenting arguments in court. If your case has been wrongfully influenced by any procedural missteps in court, your defense attorney can bring these issues to light and seek a mistrial or acquittal.

    Ultimately, every weapons case is unique, and it can be difficult to immediately ascertain all of your available defenses. This is why it is so important to secure defense counsel you can trust as quickly as possible after your arrest.


    If you are convicted of a weapon-related crime, there are several possible penalties you may face. The penalties assigned will depend on the specifics of your situation and the skill of your defense team. Contributing factors include:

    • Whether anyone was injured or killed because of the offense
    • Whether you have prior felonies or misdemeanors
    • Whether a minor person was involved
    • Whether the offense was mitigated and/or aggravated by other factors

    If you are facing weapons charges in Arizona, it is critical to secure skilled, compassionate representation from a professional legal team. Attorney Adam Dippel at The Law Office of Adam Dippel, PLLC, has been defending Arizona residents against weapons charges for nearly a decade. Our team knows how these charges and their penalties can affect your life and can help you ensure that your future is not in jeopardy. Contact us today to begin building your case.

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