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Maryland has some of the strictest gun laws in the country that all gun owners must understand. Additionally, the presence of a firearm in relation to another criminal charge will significantly heighten penalties levied if you are convicted.
At The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC, our team of criminal defense attorneys represents clients statewide with all gun-related criminal charges, including:
- Allowing access of a loaded firearm to a child
- Carrying a firearm on school grounds
- Illegal discharge of a firearm
- Illegally modifying a firearm
- Illegal possession, including a convicted felon possessing a firearm
- Transporting a loaded firearm
A weapons charge poses serious risks to your future. A conviction could jeopardize your Second Amendment rights. Fight back with a dedicated defense team. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 410-885-1775.
What Are Maryland’s Gun Transportation And Storage Laws?
There are strict laws in Maryland if you are transporting a shotgun, rifle or handgun. It must be unloaded in a secure carrying case. You must also keep the ammunition in a separate container. Generally, you can only transport a firearm from your home to a repair shop, shooting event or a business you own and operate.
In addition to transportation laws, there are also clear regulations in place regarding storage of firearms in your home. Per Article 4, S. 104, you cannot leave a loaded firearm where a child could retrieve the firearm. It is generally recommended to only store firearms unloaded and to use a trigger lock.
What Are The Penalties For An Accidental Shooting In Maryland?
An accidental shooting that results in a fatality may lead to manslaughter charges. Often referred to as negligent homicide, manslaughter is the act of unintentionally killing another person. A conviction could result in up to 10 years in prison.
For nonlethal, accidental shootings, there is a good chance that you will face criminal charges. The severity of those charges hinges upon how severe the injuries suffered are.