Weapons Charges Defense Attorney in Queens
What Are New York Gun Laws?
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:
- Dart and Stun Guns
- 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.
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
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!