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Maryland weapons crime attorneys | Shotgun laws in BaltimoreCarrying a Firearm without a Permit in Maryland

You must have a permit for a rifle or shotgun that is considered an assault weapon. Depending on the circumstance, it may also be illegal to carry a rifle or shotgun in certain municipalities without a permit.

Concealing a Firearm without a Permit in Baltimore

It is also illegal to carry a rifle or shotgun in a concealed manner without a concealed carry permit. You must have a firearm permit and a concealed carry permit in order to carry a firearm in public without revealing it to the public eye.

Carrying a Firearm Openly with Intent to Harm

It is illegal to carry a rifle or shotgun openly with the intent to harm another individual in Maryland. This charge is a misdemeanor offense.

Carrying a Firearm near a School

With some exception, it is illegal to carry a firearm onto any school property. Exceptions include firearms carried by police or law enforcement officials, those hired to provide security on the school property, those attending shooting educational lessons on school property, and those invited to provided historical weapons demonstrations with actual weapons or weapon replicas.

Local Ordinances

There are local ordinances that also apply to gun law throughout Maryland. Contact your local criminal defense attorney here at Rice Law if you’ve been accused of violating local gun laws in Baltimore County, Dundalk, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Rosedale.


Penalties and sentencing for gun violations can vary greatly. A misdemeanor gun offense can lead to a sentence of up to 10 years of prison incarceration and up to $5,000 in fines. If you’ve been accused of a rifle or shotgun related crime here in Maryland, seek representation. Our weapons crimes attorney protect those who have been accused of gun crimes throughout Baltimore County, Dundalk, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Rosedale. Our criminal defense lawyers can represent you as you face prosecution for a gun-related crime. We’ll ensure that your court papers are filed on time; we’ll strive to reduce your charges or have them dropped; we’ll protect you from unlawful police custody and unwarranted police searches; and we aim to have your sentencing lessened for any criminal charges that do earn a court sentence.