Gloucester Possession of Firearm Without a License Attorney

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A gun crime is a serious offense. You will likely go to jail unless the case is dismissed or you can convince a jury that it wasn't your gun or the weapon was inoperable.

At David M. Gabriel & Associates, we provide hope for those facing weapon charges. Whether you have been charged with possession of a firearm without a license or some other firearms charge, our knowledgeable attorneys are prepared to work hard to retain your freedom by having the charges against you dismissed or reduced. In the event of a trial, if we are unable to obtain an acquittal, we will try to minimize the consequences of a conviction.

Are you facing firearms charges? Contact our law offices online or call 978-712-4825 or 978-998-6829 to speak with an experienced attorney who has a strong track record defending clients against weapons offenses. We have offices conveniently located in Beverly and Salem.

Experienced Massachusetts Gun Crime Defense Lawyer

Our Beverly criminal defense practice puts more than 25 years of experience behind your case. Our lawyers have handled the gamut of gun crime allegations, including:

  • Possession of a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a stolen or unregistered gun
  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm without a license
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a crime
  • Weapons enhancements on other felonies (assault, robbery)

In a typical scenario, a gun is found in our client's car during a traffic stop or search of his or her person. It is discovered that our client does not have the required license to carry or transport the weapon, and police take him or her into custody.

We research the type of weapon and the permit required; for certain types of guns a license is mandatory for possession outside of the home, but is not mandatory for keeping in the house. We have been successful in getting charges reduced to a "Section H" [M.G.L. 140 § (h)] charge of providing false information on a permit application, which carries a fine or minimal jail time.

Contact an experienced trial lawyer who understands gun laws and can present your case (and any criminal record) in the best possible light. We offer a complimentary initial consultation, including evening and Saturday appointments. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.