​Illegal Exporting of Firearms

When you have been arrested for a firearms violation then you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can provide the best legal defense for a firearms charge.

The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines provide for a Base Level Offense of 26 for exporting arms, munitions, or military equipment or services, this means a sentence of sixty-three to seventy-eight months. If the number of weapons did not exceed ten and only involved non-fully automatic small arms then the Base Offense Level is decreased to 14, which means a sentence of fifteen to twenty-one months. From there the Guideline range continues to increase based on your prior criminal history up to the maximum of 20 years and/or up to a $1,000,000.00 fine as provided for by statute.

22 U.S.C. 2778 – Control of Arms Imports and Exports.
– (c) Criminal violations; punishment: Any person who willfully violates any provision of this section, section 2779 of this title, a treaty referred to in subsection (j)(1)(C)(i), or any rule or regulation issued under this section or section 2779 of this title, including any rule or regulation issued to implement or enforce a treaty referred to in subsection (j)(1)(C)(i) or an implementing arrangement pursuant to such treaty, or who willfully, in a registration or license application or required report, makes any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, shall upon conviction be fined for each violation not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.


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