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Weapons Charges Defense Attorney in Queens

What Are New York Gun Laws?

Weapon Crimes

Did you know that New York has one of the most heavily regulated and restrictive gun laws in the United States? Since January 2013, the SAFE Act has greatly reduced the type of permissible weapons, magazines and magazine holds in the state. Under the act, numerous weapons and weapon features have been outlawed, including semi-automatic rifles and shotguns that have been altered. The state also issues licenses and permits on a "may issue" basis for the legal possession of concealed carriers and firearms. In some parts of the state, such as New York City, there is a "no issue" jurisdiction, making it nearly impossible to purchase, carry or even possess a firearm in a private residence.

Also keep in mind that 'weapons' are not only firearms, the law includes:

  • Knives
  • Explosives
  • Dart and Stun Guns
  • Swords
  • Ammunition
  • Brass Knuckles

Any violation of weapons laws could result in very serious complications and penalties ranging from a state misdemeanor to federal felony offense. Seek help from a criminal defense attorney in Queens who can fight against conviction in your case.

Facing weapons charges? Contact the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell for help!

We Can Help Protect You Against Your Charges

If you have been arrested for a weapon's offense anywhere in the state of New York, it is absolutely essential that you take immediate action to protect yourself. By working with a Queens criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. When you retain the representation of our firm, your attorney can immediately conduct an investigation on your behalf and work to determine if your rights or freedoms were violated in any way. A personalized and aggressive defense will be established and we will work to settle your case in a timely manner.

Some ways that we can defend and contest your charges are:

  • Verifying whether you were actually in possession of a weapon
  • Determining whether the weapon was operable or not
  • Establishing if the firearm was loaded
  • Investigating the conduct of law enforcement
  • Determining if the stop, search or seizure were illegal
  • Investigating if any of your rights have been violated

Aggressive Defense for Your Case - Call (888) 715-1735

Weapons charges can be misdemeanor or felony offenses and may be tried at the state or federal levels. Though weapons charges imply criminal possession, rather than use, of illegal firearms, they are often paired with violent crime such as murder or assault and battery, resulting in felony charges. As such, they pose the risk of far tougher penalties. Prosecutors will always look to ensure that you obtain the highest amount of penalties available and that your case is taken to court, which is why you need to match fire with fire.

With ever-changing and constantly evolving laws regarding gun crimes and weapons in the state of New York, it is absolutely essential that you obtain the representation of an experienced firm. When you work with the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell, we will immediately begin to investigate your case and develop a personalized defense for your situation. Our founding attorney is a former prosecutor and has been featured on numerous media outlets and news stations as a trusted legal advisor. You can rely on Attorney O'Donnell and our team to provide you with aggressive defense and honest legal counsel. Protect your future today and contact a Queens criminal defense lawyer now!

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Queens Criminal Defense Attorney

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Queens, NY 11415. (888) 715-1735| Local Phone: (718) 285-9355.
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