Gun Charges

Gun cases are among our favorites.  These include unlawful possession of a firearm, rifle, or shotgun; possession of a large capacity firearm, and improper storage of a firearm.

Attorney Piltser Cowan has won many gun charges, from cases involving expired licenses to street-gun cases and “assault weapons.” (A legal term that has little technical meaning to firearms enthusiasts and experts).

The defense in each case is individual — frequently the police can be put on trial, and the defendant wins the case because the police violated your rights (you might have heard of a “motion to suppress.”)  Sometimes a gun is found in a car, and all of the people in the car get charged whether or not they knew about it.  These “constructive possession” cases can be easy to win if there is no actual evidence that you personally knew about or owned the gun. In other cases, the police may have improperly entered a home where the firearm was found, or there may be a difficult issue regarding the validity of a license. Interstate travelers without MA licenses may be protected by the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA).

If you have a firearm case in Massachusetts, give us a call today at 617-906-6268 for your best chance to win.