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Massachusetts Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm Laws
In Massachusetts you must be properly licensed to carry or have a firearm. In order to prove a person guilty of unlawfully carrying a firearm, the prosecution needs to prove several things. The prosecution needs to prove that the defendant knowingly possessed or was in control of a firearm.
Massachusetts Unlawful Carrying of Firearm Penalties
The penalties for unlawfully carrying a firearm are dependent on a number of factors. The penalties are different depending on the firearm, and where the firearm was found. Some of the penalties are listed here. If a person is convicted of unlawfully carrying a firearm, the defendant could face not more than 5 years in state prison, or not more than 2 ½ years in jail. Under the law, the defendant is required to serve at least 1 year in jail.
If the defendant is convicted of unlawfully carrying a firearm for a second offense, the defendant must serve at least 5 years in prison and can face up to 7 years. If a defendant is convicted of unlawfully carrying a firearm for a third offense, the defendant must serve at least 7 years in state prison and can face up to 10 years. If a defendant is convicted of unlawfully carrying a firearm for a fourth offense, the defendant must serve at least 10 years in state prison and can face up to 15 years.
Massachusetts Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm Attorney
Depending on the number of unlawful carrying of firearm violations you may have on your record, the mandatory minimum penalties you may face can be very high. In many of these cases, the police find firearms as a result of a search. Under the federal and Massachusetts constitutions, you may have a valid legal reason to suppress the evidence found by the police. It is important that you have an experienced lawyer on your side. Attorney Chan has been prosecuting and defending unlawful carrying of firearm cases for years. They will create an aggressive legal strategy to help you with your firearm case.
Call Attorney Jason Chan today at 508-808-8902 to talk about your unlawful carrying of a firearm case.