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Concord Gun Crimes Attorney

If you are facing gun charges in Concord, it is imperative you seek legal assistance right away.  Gun crimes require a competent, experienced Concord criminal defense attorney, like Attorney Chris Spring, on your side.  Attorney Spring will help you navigate the Massachusetts legal system, defend your rights, and protect your freedom.

Attorney Spring is:

  • A former Middlesex County assistant district attorney;
  • The owner of his criminal defense firm, Spring & Spring; and
  • A veteran criminal law attorney of twenty years.

You can count on Attorney Chris Spring’s experience, dedication, and knowledge of the criminal defense system.  Attorney Spring is available to clients nights, weekends, and holidays.  He will meet with you at your home for a free case consultation.

How a Concord Gun Crimes Attorney Can Help You

Gun crimes can affect every area of your life, including your freedom, employment opportunities, and any future ability to own a gun.  A Concord gun crimes attorney, like Attorney Chris Spring, can answer your questions about gun charges, explain any options for dismissal, reduction of charges, or a potential trial, and fight aggressively for your best-case outcome.

Attorney Spring will work to form the best defense possible using the following types of strategies:

  • Determine whether the gun was seized by the police in a constitutional manner;
  • Determine whether the gun satisfied the statutory definition of a firearm;
  • Determine whether the Commonwealth can prove the defendant knew about the gun and had the ability to control its movement.

Never speak with the police without the aid of a gun crimes attorney.  Call Attorney Chris Spring now so he can start building your defense today.  

Carrying a Firearm in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is tough on guns, with many of its gun crimes carrying mandatory minimum jail or prison sentences.  In Massachusetts, a firearm is any revolver, pistol, or other weapon that is capable of shooting a bullet or shot, and that has a barrel length shorter than sixteen inches.

For the Commonwealth to convict a defendant of carrying a firearm, the prosecutor must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The defendant had possession of a firearm (gun) on his person, or possessed a firearm in his car;
  2. The gun satisfied the legal definition of a “firearm;”
  3. The defendant possessed the gun knowingly and intentionally; and
  4. The defendant was not present in his home or business.

Carrying a firearm without a valid permit carries a mandatory minimum sentence of eighteen months in jail.

Other Gun Crimes in Massachusetts

Carrying a firearm is one of the most common gun crimes in Massachusetts.  However, Massachusetts has a host of other gun crimes.  These include, but are not limited to:  

  • Possession of ammunition without a permit;
  • Possession of a firearm without a permit;
  • Possession of a stun gun or chemical mace;
  • Possession of a gun with a defaced serial number;
  • Possession of a sawed-off shotgun; and
  • Possession of a high-capacity firearm.

Some defenses to the above gun crimes are as follows:

  • The defendant possessed a valid license or permit;
  • If in a vehicle, the defendant did not know the gun was present and did not have any power to exercise control over the gun; and
  • The police conducted an illegal search to produce the gun.

Attorney Chris Spring has successfully argued all types of gun cases on behalf of his clients.  If you want to learn more about any gun crime in Massachusetts, call Attorney Spring.  He will listen to your circumstances and explain the criminal gun crime process to you.

Call Spring & Spring today.  Attorney Spring provides you with an aggressive defense, is available to you, and there are no hidden charges for your defense. We are ready to handle cases ranging from theft to sex crimes