Defending Individuals Against Gun Charges
In many parts of Connecticut, there is an unfortunate trend of gun violence. In New Haven, a new court and a special prosecutor have been established just to deal with gun crimes. The punishments are severe, and many first-time offenders face mandatory minimum jail sentences.
If that is the prospect you face, working with experienced New Haven weapon charge attorneys can help ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process. At the Law Office of Jack O’Donnell, L.L.C., we have 30 years of experience providing individuals with the legal counsel they need to effectively work through the criminal justice system. We defend individuals facing charges for gun offenses, including:
- Weapon in a motor vehicle
- Criminal possession of a firearm
- Illegal sale or transfer of a firearm
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Possession of a pistol without a permit
Because violence is increasing in many parts of the state, many people feel like they need a gun for protection. However, they do not fully understand the laws regarding gun use and possession, and they often purchase a gun even if they do not have a valid permit. Even if you do not use the gun, if you are caught with a firearm for which you do not have a valid permit, you could be facing jail time.