Before a person can legally carry or possess a weapon, such as a firearm, in the state of Massachusetts, he/she must adhere to numerous outlined laws. For example, before a person can legally carry a gun, he/she must:
- obtain a firearm license
- complete a state firearm training course
- renew his/her firearm identification card (FID) every four years
- be over the age of 21
- not have prior felony convictions
- must not conceal the firearm
When people do not adhere to the terms and laws that are outlined above, they can be charged with a weapons offense by state law enforcement. A weapons offense is no laughing matter, as a weapons offense conviction can result in jail time, and possibly cost the person his/her legal right to carry a weapon.
If you have been charged with a weapons crime, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. In Massachusetts, weapons offenses are not tolerated. The city of Boston and Massachusetts has some of the strictest weapon laws in the entire country, which means that people stand to face severe legal penalties if they are convicted.
The only way a person really stands a chance of avoiding these harsh penalties is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. By working with a Boston criminal defense lawyer, people may be able to have their weapons offense charges reduced or dismissed, and legal consequences minimized.
Massachusetts Weapons Offenses Defense Attorney
The Law Office of Patrick T. Donovan is a law firm is dedicated to providing the best criminal defense. As a criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Donovan has represented clients who have been accused of and charged with weapons offenses in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts. At the Law Office of Patrick T. Donovan, we are committed to aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome for each and every one of our clients.
As a former Assistant District Attorney, Attorney Donovan is well aware of the many legal strategies both law enforcement and district attorneys will use when trying to obtain a weapons-related conviction. Attorney Donovan uses his prior knowledge as a prosecutor to his clients’ advantage by challenging evidence submitted by state attorneys, investigating faulty law enforcement procedures, and ultimately building the strongest case possible for every single one of his clients. Contact Attorney Patrick Donovan if you have been charged with a weapons crime in Massachusetts.
Call the Law Office of Patrick T. Donovan today for your free initial consultation at 617 479-1800!
Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan handles cases for clients located in: Boston, Dorchester, West Roxbury, South Boston, East Boston, Quincy, Milton, Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Rockland, Amherst, Dedham, Norwood, Cambridge, Somerville, Westwood, Needham, Wellesley, Stoughton, Brockton, Canton, Sharon, Avon, Revere, Cape Cod. Plymouth, Duxbury, Hanover.