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Armed Career Criminal Act

Understanding the Armed Career Criminal Act

If you’ve been convicted of a violent crime three or more times, under The Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984, you may be sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison. This act is a U.S federal law, meaning it applies to all states.

The act covers offenses that are considered to be violent and can include serious drug convictions. It may include crimes where the accused unlawfully possessed a firearm, used physical force to commit a crime, or injured or threatened to injure another person. It’s important to consult a criminal defense lawyer if you believe your convictions could result in an extended prison sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act.

At Owens Criminal Defense, we will work with you to fight your case and advocate for your rights to avoid consequences under the Armed Career Criminal Act. We’re knowledgeable about how this act can impact our clients with previous convictions, and we make every effort to protect your future with our legal knowledge, experience and aggressive representation.

The act specifically looks at previous convictions to determine if the individual should be sentenced according to the guidelines under the act. We can help you understand your rights, options and potential strategies for fighting your case if you’re facing sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act.

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If you have previous convictions and are concerned about your case based on the Armed Career Criminal Act, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Owens Criminal Defense. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case. Call us at (617)-992-1732 or 401-217-8087 or use our online contact form to submit your information and we’ll be in touch soon.

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Prosecutors fight with the weight of the state behind them. They are driven to prosecute. Our team is driven by our clients and their unique lives. Each has a family and a life to protect. We understand and empathize. We are on your side. We will fight the prosecution to the end- We are your fearless advocate.

Our strategy is to seize the initiative from the start, and never relent. What this means for you is that we will demand the government comply with the rules of criminal procedure and respect your constitutional rights. When the government fails to do so, we will file motions and put the government’s non-compliance before a judge. This strategy is what we call aggressive defense. This strategy over the years has proven to keep the government on the defensive and yields extremely favorable results.

We approach each case as if it is going to proceed to trial. This means we investigate the case fully and thoroughly to find all of the errors in the police reports. This is essential to developing our defensive theory. We will visit the alleged crime scene, speak with witnesses, research case law and statutes, file motions and argue the motions to a judge. It is through this process that we develop our theory of the case.

We are skilled and relentless trial attorneys. We have tried dozens of cases to a jury, including several murder cases. We have won Not Guilty verdicts, including Not Guilty in a murder trial where we used a self-defense theory. We will be prepared and ready for war should your case proceed to trial.

Please call us for a free consultation. We travel and fight in all courts. You will speak directly with our lead a attorney, not a legal assistant. We will discuss potential defenses to your case and we will describe how we can work together to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.