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Weapons Charges

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The state of New York has some of the strictest weapons laws in the country, especially with regard to firearms. A conviction for possessing a loaded gun without a New York permit, for example, carries a minimum three-and-a-half-year prison sentence.

The New York City weapons charge lawyers at the Brill Legal Group understand that those charged with weapons offenses need strong, aggressive defense representation. We provide personalized, thorough and effective advocacy for our clients, working hard to preserve their freedom and liberties. We have in-depth knowledge of firearms laws and related weapons legislation, and we do everything we can to get positive outcomes in the cases we handle.

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Defending Against All Types of Charges

At the Brill Legal Group, we provide comprehensive criminal defense counsel on a broad range of weapons-related charges, including:

  • Criminal possession of a weapon
  • Felon in possession of a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon on school grounds
  • Juvenile weapons possession
  • Weapons trafficking
  • Assault with a deadly weapon

In New York City, simply possessing an unregistered firearm can result in a mandatory jail sentence of a year or more. The only way to legally carry a handgun in New York City is to get it licensed in the City. This means that many travelers to the area, who own handguns legally in their home state, can be arrested and subject to serious penalties. Despite the United States Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantee of a right to bear arms, New York’s gun laws often start from the presumption that guns are inherently bad, and gun owners are criminals. We vigorously fight against these charges and help people avoid jail time.

More Than Just Firearms

In New York, the word “weapons” means much more than just guns. A wide variety of objects are considered weapons, such as knives, brass knuckles, baseball bats and anything else that may be used to harm someone.

The experienced attorneys at our Brooklyn defense law firm diligently work to uncover all the facts surrounding a weapons charge. We act aggressively at early stages of the case. We often find errors made by police at the time of arrest, such as an illegal search and seizure, which can lead to dropped charges. If the case moves forward, you can be confident knowing that we are skilled at negotiating with district attorneys in an effort to reduce your charges. If negotiations are not productive, you can rely on our track record of courtroom success.

Contact an Experienced Hauppauge Gun Possession Lawyer

If you are facing weapons possession charges in New York, do not hesitate to speak with a lawyer you can trust. The attorneys at the Brill Legal Group are ready to stand up for your rights. For a free consultation, call 888-315-9841 or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Not Guilty on Weapons Possession

Our client, a Brooklyn resident, was charged in Kings County Supreme Court with multiple counts of arson, weapons possession, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief for allegedly shooting up the cars of a former friend and returning a few days later to torch one of the cars, which was all caught on video. He was found Not Guilty of all charges at trial.

Dismissed Assault With a Deadly Weapon Charge

Our client, a Bay Ridge (Brooklyn) resident, was charged with Assault in the First Degree with a Deadly Weapon (a sushi knife) by the Richmond County District Attorney's Office in Staten Island. Through negotiation and savvy presentation of our case to the District Attorney, the Case was Dismissed.

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