Massachusetts Gun Crime Appeal Attorney
Possession of a Loaded Firearm
Sample Gun Crimes
- Machine Gun
- Short Barreled Rifle
- Short Barreled Shotgun
- Suppressor (a/k/a silencer)
- An "Any Other Weapon"
Anyone who illegally possesses a gun can receive an enhanced sentence of incarceration if that gun was loaded when recovered. Under G. L. c. 269, § 10(n), a "from and after" sentence enhancement of up to two and one-half years of incarceration can be added to the gun possession sentence if the gun was loaded. The question is often whether you actually knew the gun was loaded.
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.