Weapons Violation Bail
Georgia’s Article I, Section I of the state constitution protects and upholds the right to bear arms as spelled out in the U.S. Bill of Rights. However, firearm laws are in place in order to regulate the sale and safety of guns for the sake of Georgia citizens. If you find yourself charged with a weapons or firearm violation, reach out to your local bondsmen at Double “O” Bonding. We provide weapons violation bail in Athens and many surrounding counties. We’re licensed professionals with an expertise in making bail fast.
Remember, we’re here to help you and your loved ones along. We don’t want you spending any more extra time in jail than can be helped. So come on down, or call us and our agents can begin on your case.
What Constitutes a Weapons Violation?
While there is no waiting period to purchase a firearm in Georgia, there is a required waiting period of 60 days before receiving a license to carry a handgun.
In the state of Georgia, you can be charged with a weapons violation if:
- you have in your possession without a specific license or registration a sawed-off shotgun or rifle, machine gun, hand grenade, recoilless rifle, mortar, or silencer
- you are in possession of any firearm without a license
- you are in possession of a firearm under the age of 18 years old (unless the firearm is a handgun and you are attending a hunter education course or firearms safety course, practicing the use of a firearm at a shooting range, performing in an organized competition of shooting, with a hunting license – or traveling to/from any of the previously listed activities, provided the weapon is unloaded and unconcealed)
- you are in possession of and/or discharge a firearm while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- you carry concealed beyond your property without the proper license
You cannot have legally obtained a license if:
- you are under 18 years old
- you have been hospitalized at a mental hospital or drug/alcohol treatment facility with 5 years of applying for a license
- you are a convicted felon
- you have been convicted of carrying in a school zone or public gathering
- you have a domestic violence or assault charge on your criminal record
- you have been convicted of a crime related to drugs
- you are going through felony proceedings
The consequences for carrying a concealed handgun in the state of Georgia without a carry permit may add up to a fine of $1,000, five years of incarceration, or both. Convictions of more serious offenses including firearms (using it to threaten another, having it in possession during a robbery, etc.) face harsher penalties still.
While Georgia fully enjoys its constitutional and state right to firearms, law enforcement takes abuse and misuse of that right severely. Upon arrest, call us as soon as you can. Double “O” Bonding services weapons violation bail in Athens and many surrounding counties. We have plenty of experience with these charges and can tell you what to expect even as we post bail fast for your loved one. It is vital during such a time to collect legal advice and family moments, and our bail bonds agents are here to help you accomplish that.