Aggressive Defense Against All Weapons Charges
If you live in Massachusetts, you already know that the Commonwealth has very strict gun control laws. What you may not know is how strict those laws really are. Conviction of violating the state’s gun laws will lead to mandatory fines and jail time. You will become unable to possess a firearm in the future. It’s important to consult an experienced attorney to fight the charges and protect your rights.
Law Enforcement Plus Legal Experience Equal Highly Effective Defense Lawyer
At the Worcester law office of Anthony M. Salerno, P.C., our attorney defends clients against charges of violating the state’s gun laws. He brings a unique combination of real experience and knowledge to the work of defending people: he is both an attorney with 25 years of legal experience and a former state trooper. Because he brings a law enforcement perspective to his criminal defense practice, he knows how to investigate charges and validate the facts of each case.
Protecting Your Rights In Firearms Cases
In some instances, weapons are found by law enforcement in the course of other activities; our lawyer ensures that searches were conducted properly and that evidence obtained is legal. Attorney Salerno has successfully filed motions to suppress illegally obtained evidence or dismiss a case entirely because the police violated our client’s rights. We have argued that a client charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm was incorrectly convicted of the first offense, invalidating the weapons charge. Clients can rely on us to defend them vigorously, whatever the weapons-related charge.
Finding Weaknesses In The Prosecution’s Case
As a result of their efforts to control crime, police and prosecutors are often quick to file weapons violations charges; sometimes they are too quick. Because of their desire to get illegal guns off the streets, they sometimes go too far, charging people with violating gun laws before the case has been fully developed. Our law firm knows how to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, resulting in dismissals, acquittals or reduced charges, which can result in reduced penalties or no penalties at all.