Fort Wayne Weapons Charges Attorneys
The criminal law attorneys of Leonard, Hammond, Thoma & Terrill, P.C., defend clients charged with handgun and other firearm violations in state and federal court.
Our Fort Wayne lawyers represent clients in weapons-related cases involving:
- Serious violent offender in possession of a handgun
- Carrying a handgun without a license
- Possession of illegal firearms
Determining The Facts Of The Case
One of the first steps in developing a defense in a gun possession case is to scrutinize the interaction between the accused person and the police or other government agent.
We will ask a lot of questions: Was there a search warrant? If so, was it based on reliable information? Was it properly executed? If the gun was found during a traffic stop, did the officer have probable cause to stop the vehicle or to search for a weapon?
Next we will review the information the prosecutor has, including charging information, affidavits, police and detective reports, witness statements and any videos of the arrest, booking or interrogation of our client by the police.
We leave no stone unturned as we gather the facts necessary to construct a defense strategy.
In some cases, the police may have found a weapon beneath the seat of a car, but they may not be able to prove that the weapon belonged to our client. In other cases, we may be able to get the evidence suppressed because the police violated your constitutional right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure.
Whatever the specific circumstances of your situation, you can trust Leonard, Hammond, Thoma & Terrill, P.C., to work diligently for a positive resolution to your case. To put the strength of our experience on your side, schedule an initial consultation using our online contact form or by calling (260) 420-6000.