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Defending Against Weapon Possession Charges in New York

Are you facing criminal charges for a weapons offense? The experienced attorney at The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C. can address your legal matter and offer you the advice and guidance you need. Attorney Mirvis can use his deep knowledge of the law and experience in and out of the courtroom to accurately assess your situation and determine how to best approach your defense. Because he is familiar with the strategies the prosecuting attorney may use, he can find the weaknesses in their case against you and work to build a more effective defense strategy on your behalf.

Call The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C. at (718) 550-6773 for dependable legal assistance with your gun or weapons charges.

Types of Weapons Charges in New York

There are various types of weapons possession charges a defendant may face. There are offenses related to the weapons themselves, including, but not limited to:

  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a concealed weapon
  • Possession related to the unlawful sale or distribution of a weapon or weapons

There are also weapons offenses which may be related to other crimes, such as armed robbery, drug trafficking, and violent offenses.

What are the Penalties for a Criminal Possession of a Weapon Conviction in New York?

New York Penal Law § 265 defines the possible penalties for possession of a firearm and other weapons, and defines what is considered a dangerous weapon under state law and who may never possess such items. For example, a convicted felon, a non-citizen, or a person deemed unsuitable under the statute, may not possess a gun, switchblade, metal or plastic knuckles, stun gun, dagger, or any other deadly or dangerous weapon that could be used to inflict harm against another. Simply possessing such weapons, even if they were not used against another or to commit a crime, is a Class A misdemeanor.

Types of Felony Weapons Possession Charges

Other criminal possession charges are felonies, including:

  • possessing a weapon while on school grounds;
  • criminal possession of a firearm;
  • committing a crime while using a weapon or firearm;
  • possessing an assault weapon, bomb, or machinegun;
  • possessing multiple firearms;
  • possessing a silencer; and more.

In these cases, the severity of the punishment upon conviction varies based on the circumstances of the arrest. For example, if a defendant used a weapon to rob a bank or it was proven that they intended to harm a victim, the punishment will be much more severe than if the defendant simply owned the weapon or had it on their person.

Contact Our Brooklyn Weapon Possession Attorney Today

No matter the specific weapons charges you or a loved one may be facing, Attorney Mirvis can help. From your first consultation to the end of your case, he will be available 24/7 to answer questions or address concerns. The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C. takes the time to build a solid foundation of trust with our clients, and provides honest service so you understand your legal options and can make informed decisions throughout your case.

Attorney Mirvis will build your defense to counter the specific evidence against you, including proving that there was no intent to hurt another, that weapons were not used to enhance the charges of another crime, or that you are legally allowed to possess the alleged weapon. Trust The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C. to fight for your rights and defend you aggressively so that you can move on with your life after facing weapons charges in Brooklyn.

Contact The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C. at (718) 550-6773 for a free case evaluation today.

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