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Defending You Against Weapons Charges

Last updated on April 17, 2023

Your right to gun ownership is provided by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. When that right, not to mention your freedom and future, is endangered by a weapons-related charge, it’s imperative to act fast to get the legal help you need to preserve your way of life and your reputation.

As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), attorney Lisa Torraco respects your right to bear a firearm. As a New Mexico State Senator from 2013 to 2017, she was rated A+ by the NRA for her votes on pro-gun legislation. She will protect your right to protect yourself and your family. Ms.Torraco is a fierce defender of the Second Amendment, representing clients in firearms-related cases of:

  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Discharge of a firearm
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Disorderly conduct

For information on conceal and carry laws and a link to the application form for a New Mexico concealed handgun license, visit the resources page. You can also visit other pages on this site for answers to frequently asked gun law questions.

What If You Acted In Self-Defense?

If your weapons charge related to a situation where your life, property or family was in danger, New Mexico law considers deadly force legally justified when used in self-defense. A jury may find you acted in self-defense when there is strong evidence for the following:

  1. There was an appearance of immediate danger of death or great bodily harm to you as a result of an unlawful act or an act that would result in death/great bodily harm.
  2. You were put in fear of immediate death or great bodily harm.
  3. You used deadly force because of that fear.
  4. The apparent danger would have caused a reasonable person in the same circumstances to act as you did.

Self-defense is a viable defense for using a firearm, but it requires a skilled criminal defense attorney to present your side of the case in an evidence-based, persuasive manner.

For Weapons Charge Defense, Contact Lisa Torraco Law

Get answers to questions pertaining to your case by contacting a New Mexico attorney with a strong history of defending people in serious criminal cases and standing up for people’s gun possession rights as a State Senator. Contact Lisa Torraco Law by calling 505-244-0530 or filling out the online contact form.