Defending Against Gun-Related Charges
Gun charges can affect people of all backgrounds, from convicted felons to people who have never been in trouble with the law before. In many cases, people are not even aware that they committed a crime until they have been arrested.
At the law firm of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we provide client-centered defense against gun charges for individuals in Bridgeport and throughout the surrounding communities in Connecticut. As trial lawyers with more than 50 years of combined experience, we have a thorough understanding of the criminal process and what it takes to protect the rights of our clients.
If you have been arrested on a gun charge, call our office at 203-371-1000 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Gun Laws In Connecticut
- In Connecticut, it’s illegal to carry a handgun, either openly or concealed, on your person or your vehicle without a permit. Illegal possession of a handgun is a class D felony, a serious criminal offense.
- Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle can subject you to the felony charge “Weapons in a Motor Vehicle.”
- Assault weapons are illegal in Connecticut. You cannot legally buy them or bring them into Connecticut. Possession of an assault weapon is a class D felony, although a first-time violation is a class A misdemeanor if you can prove you possessed the weapon before Oct. 1, 1993.
- It is illegal for a convicted felon or a person subject to a protective order to possess any type of gun or ammunition. Violation is a class D felony.
Whatever the circumstances of the arrest, our lawyers will seek to achieve the best possible outcome in the most efficient, cost-effective manner.