As United States citizens, we have certain constitutional and civil rights that we are entitled, including the right to bear arms. In fact, the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights specifically permits citizens the right to bear arms. However, those rights have been severely watered down. The Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights prohibits unlawful search and seizures by the police and other law enforcement officials.
If you have been charged with a gun crime, careful examination needs to be conducted to determine whether you violated any state or federal laws OR, whether the police have violated YOUR rights as a citizen. Having a gun and using it does not automatically mean you are guilty. You need a Queens gun crimes attorney who understands the law and will ensure it is used correctly.
I am Kevin P. O'Donnell, and I have built a solid reputation as a leading criminal defense attorney in New York City because of my experience and skill when it comes to handling gun crime cases. I know the law and I am ready to fight on your behalf. To see my track record with weapons cases that have proceeded to trial, please click on my results page.
I serve a diverse clientele throughout the five boroughs and Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties. My firm, the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell, is focused exclusively on providing criminal defense and protecting the constitutional and civil rights of my clients. I take my job very seriously and will not back down in a courtroom situation.
Protect your future and your rights. Contact an experienced and aggressive Queens gun crimes defense attorney by calling 888-399-7934 to schedule a free initial consultation today.
Former Queens County Prosecutor Addressing Illegal Searches and Seizures
Between my former work as a prosecutor in Queens County and my more recent work in criminal defense, I have handled almost every type of gun crime charge in the state, including weapons found:
- On your person
- In your home
- In your vehicle
- While you were on the street
- Pursuant to a wiretap
I know how to assert a strong legal defense for any situation. One of the methods I use to address gun crimes is to carefully examine every single fact and situation relevant to a case, including how the evidence was obtained. If there was an illegal search and seizure because the police officer did not have probable cause, I know the legal means to keep the evidence out of court or, how to impeach the credibility of the law enforcement personnel who recovered the weapon. I also know how to use evidence to build relevant defenses and show mitigating circumstances.
Whether you have been charged with criminal gun possession of a weapon in the first, second, third or fourth degree, or you have been charged with illegally selling or discharging a firearm, you need a skilled attorney who is confident in the courtroom to handle your case. I am this type of litigator and advocate.
Contact a Brooklyn Illegal Search and Seizure Attorney
If you need to hire a lawyer to assert a defense for your criminal charge, you want someone who is competent and confident in his or her trial skills. I am ready and willing to help you. Contact my law firm online by filling out the form or by calling my office toll free at 888-399-7934 to schedule a free initial consultation.