This past weekend Lynn, Massachusetts police contacted Saugus police after receiving a call that two individuals were shooting weapons from a black pick-up truck. The vehicle was located by Saugus police who arrested Noah James Bradley of Lynn and Andrew Sinoni of Salem. Both men were charged with discharging a firearm within five hundred feet of a building. Sinoni was charged with the additional crime of illegal Possession of a Firearm. The case is pending in the Lynn District Court where it will likely remain for the duration of the prosecution. The firearms possession charge carries a minimum mandatory eighteen month jail or house of correction sentence pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 269 Section 10(a). The charge of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building carries a fine of between fifty and one hundred dollars and a maximum three month jail sentence. The latter crime is a misdemeanor and there is no minimum mandatory sentence associated with that offense.
The news is pretty good for Bradley. If he kept his mouth shut and their are no witnesses who can identify him as one of the shooters in the car he just might escape a conviction in this case. Of course this also assumes that he was not checked for gunshot residue and if he was that the test is negative. Sinoni on the other hand might have a problem. I am assuming that when the Saugus police stopped the vehicle he had possession of the weapon and that his why he alone is being charged with Possession of a Firearm. Checking the 911 and dispatch might also unearth some information that results in the filing of a Motion to Suppress the stop. If successful the charges against both could be dismissed.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has been defending Firearms Cases in Massachusetts for over twenty years with great success. Please call us if you have been charged with this crime or any other crime. We can be reached at 617-263-6800 or you can contact us online.