Most people arrested for gun charges are usually charged for illegally carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, or possession of a firearm while also possessing drugs. Louisiana law allows for people to carry concealed firearms if they apply for and are granted a permit. If someone does not have a permit to carry a firearm and they conceal it on their person, they can be charged with a crime. Felons are also prohibited from possessing firearms. It is a very serious offence for felons to be in possession of firearms. Felon in possession of a firearm carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 years and maximum of 20 years. It is also a crime to possess a gun while also possessing a illegal drugs. Possession of a firearm with drugs carries a mandatory sentence of 5 years and a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. There are also many other types of penalties for having or possessing a gun during the commission of certain crimes. If someone is charged with any crimes involving guns, they should be represented by an attorney. Ben LaBranche has experience representing clients charged with gun charges in state and federal courts.
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