Knowingly Participating in Straw Purchase

Have you been charged with an illegal straw purchase?

This offense carries a substantial prison term, fines, and up to three years probation in District Court or five years probation in Circuit Court. A conviction for this offense can incarcerate you and burden your life for many years. Call or email today, your future may depend on it!

WHAT's the first step?

If you were arrested or issued a summons for this offense, you want to act quickly to gather evidence and prepare a defense. Call Mr. Cleckner for a free consultation over the telephone or to set up an in-person appointment, and he will answer any questions you have.


A conviction can cause serious problems. We'd be happy to discuss your options with you. We handle all facets of criminal and jailable traffic defense, and if we can't answer your questions, we'll do some research or find someone who can answer them.


The Law


knowingly participating in straw purchase

PUBLIC SAFETY TITLE 5. FIREARMS SUBTITLE 1. REGULATED FIREARMS Md. PUBLIC SAFETY Code Ann. § 5-141 (2014) § 5-141. Knowing participation in straw purchase (a) Prohibited. -- A dealer or other person may not be a knowing participant in a straw purchase of a regulated firearm to a minor or to a person prohibited by law from possessing a regulated firearm. (b) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $ 25,000 or both. (c) Separate crime. -- Each violation of this section is a separate crime. HISTORY: An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 449(d); 2003, ch. 5, § 2.