Perjury In Obtaining A Gun Permit

It's an all-too-common scenario: A person applies for a gun permit and checks the box indicating that he or she has never been convicted of a crime. While conducting the background check, law enforcement discovers a past conviction that was literally forgotten by the applicant.

At the Annapolis law firm of Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, our lawyers have the experience to defend you against criminal charges relating to inaccurate statements on a gun permit application. Contact us 24/7 for a free consultation about your case.

Protecting You From Perjury Charges

Completing and signing a handgun permit application form is similar to signing an affidavit or testifying under oath. If you make a statement that is later discovered to be inaccurate, you can be charged with perjury, which is a misdemeanor in Maryland.

If you have been charged with perjury for making a false statement on a handgun carry permit, you probably feel embarrassed. You may even be tempted to plead guilty or no contest with the hope that it will make the charge go away. Unfortunately, pleading guilty to a criminal charge will not make it go away.

While a misdemeanor is not as serious as a felony, you can still be sentenced to significant jail time if you are convicted. You would also have a permanent criminal record that would be visible to anyone who conducts a criminal background check on you, such as an employer, a lender or a professional licensing agency. Perjury is a crime of dishonesty, and no one would want a conviction on his or her record if it could be avoided.

As your attorneys, we will work hard to keep a one-time mistake from having a damaging effect on your life.

Contact An Annapolis Handgun Carry Permit Attorney

To arrange a free initial consultation concerning perjury charges, please contact our Annapolis defense lawyers today at 410.268.5515 or 888.268.5515. Se habla español.

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