There are numerous federal laws in place regarding the possession of a firearm in Iowa. One of the most common weapons charges tried in federal court is “felon in possession of a firearm”. If you are prohibited to carry a firearm or ammunition due to a past conviction and are in possession of a firearm or ammunition, you are committing a federal crime. If you are caught, there could be serious consequences.
Another possible federal weapons charge is the possession of a firearm in connection with another offense, including drug trafficking. These offenses are often escalated to federal court and carry a mandatory five-year sentence to run consecutive to the offense the firearm was possessed in furtherance of.
If you are charged with a federal weapons crime in Des Moines, contact the office of James Nelsen P.L.C. at 515-223-1012.