Criminal Defense for Weapons Charges in Massachusetts
Serving Greater Boston, Essex, Middlesex, & Suffolk Counties
Boston, Massachusetts Weapons Charges LawyerMassachusetts has strict gun and weapons possession laws. If you are convicted of carrying a firearm without an F.I.D card, you face a mandatory minimum eighteen-month house-of-correction sentence. A mandatory minimum sentence means that the judge has no discretion to impose a lighter sentence or to provide probation. The minimum mandatory penalties are heightened if you have prior convictions for similar offenses.
You could be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm if you are stopped with a handgun in your car without an firearms identification (F.I.D.) card. You could also be charged with unlawful possession of a weapon for carrying such items as knives, slingshots, martial arts instruments and many others.
As an experienced weapons expert, Mark C. Thomas can successfully defend these cases by filing and arguing a motion to suppress the weapon or firearm from evidence. Any citizen in the United States has a right to be free from unlawful searches and seizure pursuant to the 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights. An experienced and skilled attorney may successfully challenge a police stop of a car or a police search of a house or a person. If a motion to suppress evidence fails, a defense lawyer may still persuade a judge or jury that reasonable doubt exists regarding his client's knowing, intentional and unlawful possession of the weapon.
Contact Attorney Mark C. Thomas if you would like to discuss your rights and options. Tap Mark's UNFAIR ADVANTAGE as an experienced police officer and put his knowledge on your side. Call right now 857.453.6700 if you are facing a weapons charge in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.