Illegal Weapons Possession
If you are convicted for illegal weapons possession anywhere in Massachusetts, you will lose your right to own one. If your concealed weapons charge is accompanied by any other criminal charges, such as attempted robbery, sexual assault, or murder, you could be subject to harsher and lengthier penalties.
Massachusetts has some of the harshest weapons possession laws in the United States. A conviction for illegal possession of a weapon comes with a minimum sentence that cannot be lowered. You can, however, talk to one of our Boston, Massachusetts illegal weapons possession attorneys about fighting the charges or getting them reduced.
Our Boston criminal defense law firm of Altman & Altman LLP has successfully represented many defendants on illegal weapons possession charges filed in courts throughout the Greater Boston area and in the other cities of Massachusetts. Our criminal defense lawyers are available to our clients after hours and on weekends.
Massachusetts Gun and Weapons Possession Laws
In Massachusetts, you must undergo a state background check to get a permit to buy a gun. To own a firearm, not only must you pass a federal NCIS check, but you must be approved for and receive your Firearms Identification Card (FID). It is illegal to own a weapon without a security-approved FID.
If you are apprehended by a Massachusetts police officer for any reason and a weapon that you don't have a license for is discovered on your person, in your motor vehicle, or in your home, you could get charged with illegal weapons possession. Minors are strictly forbidden from owning a gun or any other type of assault weapon.
If you need to carry a concealed weapon in public, you must apply for a Carry and Conceal Weapon (CCW) permit. Carrying a concealed weapon without a CCW permit on you is illegal.
Illegal Weapons Possession Charge Lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP
Our Boston, Massachusetts illegal weapons possession lawyers are familiar with Massachusetts' gun laws, as well as the even stricter gun laws of the state's different cities and counties. We can determine if you were subject to any unlawful searches and seizures, which are forbidden by the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment, when the arrest was made. If this is the case, there may be evidence against you that can be suppressed or thrown out. There may be reasonable doubt for why you should be convicted on any weapons charges.
Our Boston criminal trial attorneys are known for the strategic and aggressive defense we provide our clients. We would be happy to speak with you during a free consultation to discuss your Massachusetts illegal weapons possession case.
To schedule your free of charge initial case evaluation with Altman & Altman, LLP, call 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online. Our Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyers represent clients that are under investigation, charged with, or have already been convicted for crimes in the Greater Boston area or anywhere else in Massachusetts. We are known for our ability to secure the best outcomes for our clients' cases.