Facing serious criminal charges can have tremendous impacts on anyone's life. You may have found yourself in such a predicament before, and after dealing with the consequences that came along with the outcomes of your case, you may have intended to avoid such situations in the future. Of course, no one can predict the future, and you may have found yourself in another predicament in which you have been accused of a crime.
In particular, weapons charges can lead to steep punishments, and after a previous run in with the law, you may have been barred from owning or possessing a gun for any purpose. Though you certainly wanted to remain on the straight and narrow after getting your previous legal issues in order, you may once again face charges if authorities found a gun in your vicinity and believed it belonged to you.