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State prosecutors will aggressively pursue your conviction in court when arrested on a weapons charge. That is why you must put a criminal defense lawyer from our team on your side. As former prosecutors, our team understands how the other side thinks and acts to obtain their goal. We will work relentlessly as they do to protect your rights and ensure that you have the full representation you need to challenge the charges in search of a positive result.
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Charges involving weapons can include a variety of crimes including criminal possession of both deadly weapons and “dangerous instruments.”
Weapons of these kinds can include but are not limited to:
- Plastic or metal knuckles
- Machine guns
Weapon charges can include both misdemeanors and felonies, depending on the circumstances. Criminal possession of a weapon can be charged in the fourth-degree, third-degree, second-degree, and first-degree. Other charges include possession of a firearm or rapid-fire modification device and criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds. Certain weapons, such as machine guns and short-barreled shotguns or rifles, are illegal. The state of New York requires licenses for firearms. However, New York City has passed local gun laws that do not automatically recognize state laws.
New York’s complicated gun laws can carry penalties of up to a year in jail and/or fines of up to $1,000, as well as felonies carrying up to 25 years in prison. For example, if you are convicted of possessing a weapon on school grounds, you can face up to four years in prison.
Contact Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our weapon charge attorney in Brooklyn!