D.C. Firearms Offenses

Washington, D.C., has the strictest firearms laws in the country. You can be charged with a criminal offense simply for possessing a firearm. Moreover, under the policies of the D.C. attorney general’s office, even first-time offenders charged with misdemeanors are not eligible for diversion programs to keep their record clean.

If you have been charged with a firearms offense in the District of Columbia, you should consult an attorney immediately to discuss possible defenses you may have to the charge. For example, if you simply forgot that a gun was in your car, and the gun was later found by police during a traffic stop and search, you may have a defense to the charge of possessing an unregistered firearm.

At Burnham & Gorokhov, we regularly represent clients in D.C. Superior Court charged with the following firearms offenses:

  • Carrying a pistol without a license (CPWL)
  • Possessing an unregistered firearm (UF)
  • Unlawful possession of ammunition (UA)
  • Felon in possession of a firearm (FIP)
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon (ADW)
  • Possession of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence (PFCOV)
  • Carrying a dangerous weapon

To schedule a free phone consultation, please call our office today at 202-386-6920. You can also complete the online contact form.