Defending You Against Weapons Charges
The right to bear arms is a critical component to our constitutional rights, but this right does not guarantee unlimited license to carry a gun in any context. In fact, there are strict limitations on possessing, distributing, carrying or using certain dangerous weapons. You need a valid license to own a gun, for example, and there are strict penalties for violating weapons laws in Massachusetts.
At Eden Rafferty, we can defend your rights if you have been charged with a weapons crime. Our assault defense attorneys have been practicing law for more than 80 combined years. From our Worcester office, we represent clients in the MetroWest and throughout central Massachusetts. We have the experience and skill to provide aggressive, strategic criminal defense counsel and litigation services.
Many people facing weapons crime charges are intimidated by the road ahead, and for good reason. The state prosecutor’s office has the resources, the commitment and the wherewithal to prosecute your case aggressively, and it might seem like no one is on your side. At our law firm, we are committed to defending you against these charges, and we have the resources to level the playing field on your behalf, to help you get the best outcome possible in your case.
We defend clients against weapons charges that include:
- Individual weapons charges: Possession or distribution of a firearm, concealing and carrying or discharging a firearm without the proper licensing is a serious crime.
- Weapons as an aggravating factor for other crimes: Many crimes become much more serious when a dangerous weapon is involved. In many cases, using a weapon in the commission of a crime can elevate the charges from misdemeanor to felony charges.
Contact Our Weapons Crimes Defense Lawyers
The best thing you can do is talk with an experienced criminal defense lawyer about your rights, your options and the criminal justice process that you will be facing. We offer free initial consultations, so you can speak with an attorney from our firm and get a good idea of what you will be facing in your trial, without cost or obligation.