Have you been accused of an Arizona discharge of a deadly weapon charge? If so, there are a few things you should know about this serious accusation.

Definition of a deadly weapon
According to the state of Arizona, a "deadly weapon" is anything designed for lethal use, including a firearm. Though it is not illegal to have a deadly weapon, it is illegal to use that deadly weapon to cause harm to another person.

Types of weapons included
Many people are under the impression that an Arizona weapons charge is limited to guns. However, other types of weapons include, but are not limited to:

  • Knives
  • Scissors
  • Other sharp weapons
  • Anything used to cause harm against another person

Types of misconduct involving weapons
You can be charged with a weapons charge for the following misconduct:

  • Discharging a firearm
  • Displaying a firearm
  • Concealing a weapon
  • Unlawful gun possession
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Using a weapon in a threatening manner
  • Possessing a weapon if you are a felon

It is important that you contact a Phoenix criminal lawyer immediately if you are charged with this type of crime. Contact us today to order our free book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.

If you have been accused of committing an Arizona weapons charge, contact one of our Arizona criminal defense attorneys at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).

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