If charged with Unlawful Discharge of Firearm (also known as Shannon’s Law) you are facing a felony conviction and a possible mandatory minimum of 1.5 years in prison. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm or any Violation of Shannon’s Law are serious offenses and nothing to taken lightly.
The only chance of successfully defending these charges and saving your freedom is by having an expert Criminal Defense Attorney with a successful track record on your side.
David M. Cantor is an Expert Criminal Law Attorney and a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, per the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. The Law Offices of David M. Cantor is AV® rated and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, Criminal Law Section. The criminal defense lawyers at The Law Offices of David M. Cantor know how to prepare a successful defense and will be “Beyond Aggressive” in their defense against your charges of Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.
Shannon’s Law / Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm A.R.S. §13-3107
Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, or a violation of Shannon’s Law occurs when a person, with criminal negligence, discharges a firearm within the limits of any municipality and they are more than one mile from any occupied structure.
This felony criminal offense if often referred to as Shannon’s Law and named after Shannon Smith, a fourteen year old Phoenix, AZ girl killed by a stray bullet in June 1999 during a New Year’s Eve celebration.
Possible Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm Sentences
- First Offense: 1.5 – 3 Years Prison
- Second Offense: 3 – 4.5 Years Prison
- Third Offense: 4.5 – 6 Years Prison
The Law Offices of David M. Cantor know how to mount a successful defense against theses charges. Possible defenses of Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm are:
- The Misidentification of the Accused
- Challenge the Claim of Gunshot Residue
- Miranda Rights Violation
- Denial of Right To Counsel
David M. Cantor and The Associated at The Law Offices of David M. Cantor take pride in knowing more about criminal defense than the prosecution and the police officers
An Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm conviction will have lifelong consequences.
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