Weapons Possession Charges in Manhattan
Manhattan Criminal Attorneys
New York State and the United States government have very serious laws when it comes to the criminal possession of weapons. Weapon possession is one of the most severely prosecuted offenses in the state and is set forth in the New York Penal Law Article 265. New York statutes provide information for a variety of punishments, degrees, and actual crimes committed. It is important to have a strong understanding of your case and to know the defenses that may be available. Team up with an experienced criminal attorney in Manhattan for your case. You can find out more by speaking with a Manhattan criminal defense lawyer from our firm.
New York's Weapons Laws
Weapon laws are continually being amended in New York state and the penalties for the possession of an unlicensed weapon are constantly increasing. If you have been charged with the possession of a gun or other weapon in the state of New York, you can face heavy penalties. Weapon possession is an offense that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. If you have been arrested for a gun related charge, our firm can provide you with the full legal representation you need to contest the charges you have been given.
Prosecutors will likely be zealously pursuing a way to convict you and developing evidence against you. After an arrest of a weapon possession charge, it is essential to ensure that your rights are protected. In New York, the penalty for a weapon possession conviction as a first-time offender is up to one year in prison. If the firearm is loaded and the perpetrator is found outside of an individual's home or place of business, it is a Class C felony that is punishable by a minimum three and a half year sentence.
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