Police in Massachusetts work hard to keep their communities’ streets safe and crime free. In their efforts to deter crime, police in Springfield have recently announced the arrests of 15 individuals on a variety of charges. Now, those who stand accused of these crimes are likely considering their options for an effective criminal defense.
Investigations and arrests
A joint operation among several law enforcement agencies occurred on July 12 and 13 in areas around Springfield. The Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit and several other drug, weapons and vice tasks forces took part in the operation. The operation focused on areas notorious for criminal activity, and several officers have reportedly been attacked over the years.
A total of 15 people were arrested. They range in age from 24 to 71, and all were listed as residents of Springfield. The charges include numerous firearm and drug-related charges as well as several charges involving prostitution. Authorities say they seized an unspecified amount of drugs and unlicensed firearms.
While some of the charges were misdemeanors, many of the charges several of the accused face are felony charges. If convicted, the accused will most certainly face considerable jail time along with other repercussions. As such, each will want to work closely with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Massachusetts to help pursue the most favorable outcome possible considering the circumstances.