Firearm And Weapon Offenses In Utah
- Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Weapon – Utah Code § 76-10-504:
- A person who unlawfully carries a concealed dangerous weapon, including an unloaded firearm, in public can be found guilty of a class B misdemeanor. If a person carries a concealed dangerous weapon that is a loaded firearm, they can be charged with a class A misdemeanor, carrying a sawed-off shotgun is a second degree felony, and if the weapon is used in a violent felony, an offender can be charged with a second degree felony.
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm – Utah Code § 76-10-505:
- This offense occurs when a person carries a loaded firearm in a vehicle, unless the vehicle is in the person’s lawful possession, on a public street, or in a posted prohibited area. This offense is punishable as a class B misdemeanor.
- Possession of a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Commit Assault – Utah Code § 76-10-507:
- Any person who has a dangerous weapon on their person with the intent to commit assault against another person can be convicted of a class A misdemeanor.
- Providing Weapons to Minors – Utah Code § 76-10-509.5 and § 76-10-509.9:
- A person can be convicted of this class B misdemeanor offense if they provide a handgun to a minor that is prohibited. If the weapon is a sawed-off shotgun, the offender can be convicted of a third degree felony. A person who sells a firearm to a minor under 18 that is not accompanied by a parent or guardian can be convicted of a third degree felony.
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