Massachusetts Gun Crime Appeal Attorney
Improper Firearm Storage
Sample Gun Crimes
- Machine Gun
- Short Barreled Rifle
- Short Barreled Shotgun
- Suppressor (a/k/a silencer)
- An "Any Other Weapon"
Under G. L. c. 140, § 131L(a), the failure to secure a gun that is not under your direct control a crime. By secured, the law requires that the gun be in a locked container, equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock, or other safety device. The gun must be rendered inoperable by any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user. A conviction can result in the loss of your firearm license.
Any gun conviction is serious because it has collateral consequences affecting your future. You can also be charged for violating federal gun laws. For example, under federal law it is illegal for a prohibited person to possess a gun.
You are not just charged with just any crime, you are facing a gun crime. Why wouldn't you seek out a criminal defense lawyer focused on gun law?
Attorney Driscoll keeps abreast of changes in Massachusetts and federal firearm laws. He deciphers the conflicts between them and examines minute details in the gun laws. Meticulous preparation and review of the facts alleged and the extensive body relevant gun law available is necessary to break down the prosecutor's case.
No two gun cases are the same. Identifying and challenging the most minute details can change the outcome of your case. Protect yourself and your future. Call (978-846-5184) Appeals Attorney William Driscoll to learn more.