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Weapons Charges

It’s illegal to use a handgun or any other type of weapon while participating in a criminal activity in New Hampshire.

If you’ve been arrested on a weapons charge, you should immediately seek the advice of criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone. And, as with any other charge, he reminds you that you should never speak with law enforcement authorities without a lawyer by your side. You might say something that could harm your case if you start talking to police before your attorney can question you about the crimes you are accused of.

So, as soon as possible, call The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashau, New Hampshire, to discuss your case.

What Are Weapons Charges?

This isn’t about the Second Amendment. It’s about criminal activity. And in New Hampshire you can be charged with weapons violations for a number of reasons. For example, you can be arrested if you’re found to be carrying or possessing a concealed weapon, or if you are transporting a loaded weapon in your vehicle.

If you possess a gun that isn’t properly registered, you’re committing a crime

You can be arrested for the following: Brandishing a firearm, discharging a weapon illegally, committing assault with a deadly weapons (and this includes guns, knives and any other potentially deadly weapons). You can also be arrested if you are illegally selling firearms, possessing an assault weapon or possessing a gun if you are a convicted felon.

If you’ve been arrested on any of these charges, you will need a sound legal defense and The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, can offer you just that.

Also, in New Hampshire, you could face much stiffer penalties if you have a gun in your possession if officers find a gun in your possession when you are arrested. For example, a simple assault charge could be bumped up to an aggravated assault charge or even worse if you have an armed gun in your possession.

Most of the time these kinds of weapons charges are state-level cases, but in some instances, you could face federal gun charges. This would happen if you were found in possession or a machine gun, or perhaps with a gun silencer.

Federal charges means the penalties you face could be ramped up. So you need to know that your attorney is experienced at both the state court and federal court level. It’s important to understand that not every lawyer is qualified to represent clients in federal court and it’s a question you should ask. Criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone can represent you on weapons charges whether you are in state or federal court.

Illegal gun or weapons possession charges can wreck your life and make it much more difficult for you to get a job in the future. It can also land you in jail for a long time. See New Hampshire’s state statute covering weapons, RSA 159, for more information.

At The Anzalone Law Firm, our legal team is here to help you get the best possible outcome - whether it is a suspended sentence or a plea deal. Our goal is to help you get your life back on track.

Fill out our online form today for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone or one of his associates.

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Great lawyer...Professional, organized, caring and effective. Michael is very informative and was always willing to explain the reasons behind what was being done. Can't say enough about how helpful he was every step of the way. It was really nice to feel like I actually understood what was going on with my case. Catherine Veilleux