Quincy Criminal Lawyer
Penalties for Weapons Crimes
Penalties for weapons charges are often very severe because most are considered
felonies. Massachusetts has some of the most strict gun laws in the country;
in fact, all gun licenses are either Class A or Class B. It is illegal
to handle a weapon without a proper license which is obtained only after
passing a federal NCIS check. There are also other laws concerning the
possession and operation of firearms, for instance that all gun owners
are required to report theft or recovery of a gun to legal authorities.
The penalty for a weapons crime depends on the charge. Factors include:
who is in possession of the weapon, the location of the crime, and what
the weapon was actually used for. If a weapon was used during another
crime such as
domestic violence, the penalty for that crime can be intensified. Even if the person accused
of a weapons crime owns a license for the gun in question, they can still
be charged. There are still laws that govern the possession and use of
a gun that are taken into consideration by law enforcement. A knowledgeable
Weymouth criminal defense attorney can help you understand the charges
set before you and indicate what actions should be taken.
Facing weapons charges?
Prosecutors take weapons crimes very seriously and do not have tolerance
for those who commit a crime involving the use of a weapon. If you have
a weapons charge against you, it will be very difficult to face the prosecution
by attorneys without a strong and experienced Quincy criminal defense
lawyer of your own. It is vital that you receive the assistance of a lawyer
who will fight for you in a diligent and responsive manner. At
Flanagan & Associates I am prepared to defend you and will work with all my strength and effort
to bring about a positive result.
Call my office today to schedule your
free consultation and find out how I can help protect your freedom.