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Brooklyn Weapon Charges Lawyers

Fighting for the Accused in New York City and Long ISland

New York has some of the strictest weapons laws in the country. Gun and weapon laws in New York fall under New York Penal Law Article 265. An arrest and criminal charge pertaining to these laws in any of the five boroughs can lead to long-lasting and severe consequences. Depending on the charge, you could be facing jail or prison time, fines, probation, and loss of a professional license or immigration status. A permanent criminal record after a conviction can make employment, housing, and advanced education difficult. 

To fight back, you need to challenge the criminal charge; this will require the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can put into place an aggressive defense on your behalf. At Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law, our experienced team of former prosecutors understand state and local weapon laws and how to fight the legality of weapons charges in court. We can thoroughly investigate every aspect of your arrest and consequent charges to determine the best defensive approach aimed at achieving a positive outcome. 

Charged with a weapon crime? Speak with a Brooklyn weapons attorney at Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law about your case in a free consultation. Call (718) 550-3318 or contact us online


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Put a Team of Former Prosecutors On Your Side

When arrested on a weapons charge, state prosecutors will be aggressively pursuing your conviction in court. That is why it is vital that you 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 as relentlessly as they do to protect your rights and to ensure that you have the full representation you need to challenge the charges in search of a positive result. 

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Direct Access to Attorneys From Start to Finish
  • Former Prosecutors Who Know Both Sides of the Law
  • Available 24/7 & Provide Free Initial Consultations
  • More Than 30 Years of Combined Experience

Weapon Charges in New York


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: 

  • Firearms
  • Switchblades
  • Daggers
  • Plastic or metal knuckles
  • Blackjacks
  • 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, as well as criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds. Certain weapons are totally illegal to own, such as machine guns and short-barreled shotguns or rifles. The state of New York requires licenses for firearms. However, New York City has passed local gun laws that do not automatically recognize state gun 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. 

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