Building A Defense Against Weapons Violations
If you have been charged with possessing an illegal weapon, possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, or being a felon in possession of a weapon, you need an experienced attorney who is prepared to protect you from serious consequences such as jail time and a criminal record.
At the law firm of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we provide client-centered criminal defense for individuals in Bridgeport and throughout the surrounding communities of 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.
Weapons charges are taken seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors. Contact our firm to understand your options and how to protect your rights. Contact us at 203-371-1000.
We Handle All Weapons-Related Charges
If you have been accused of any other the following offenses, you could be facing serious criminal penalties:
- Possession of an illegal weapon: Certain weapons — including assault rifles, short-barreled firearms, switchblades, brass knuckles and billy clubs — are completely illegal in Connecticut.
- Carrying a concealed weapon: Certain weapons — including handguns — are legal to own, but you cannot carry them without a permit.
- Felon weapon possession: If you have been convicted of a felony criminal offense, or one of a list of certain misdemeanors, including domestic violence offenses, within the past 10 years, it is illegal for you to possess or carry any type of firearm.
Often, our clients are charged with weapons offenses after weapons that do not belong to them have been found in their homes or cars. We are prepared to hold the prosecutors in your case accountable for proving actual possession and all other elements of the offense.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with a weapons violation, contact us online or by calling 203-371-1000. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss any concerns that you may have and the possible costs that will likely be involved.