Are you facing weapons charges for possessing a firearm? In New York City there is almost no licensing of people to carry firearms. Most likely, if the police stop you and you have a gun, you will be facing charges whether you used that gun in the commission of a crime or not.
Gun crimes in New York fall into a small number of categories, including:
- Criminal use of a firearm — This charge involves committing another crime while possessing or displaying some sort of firearm.
- Criminal possession of a weapon — This can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts of the situation. It can carry a maximum prison sentence of up to 25 years.
Licensed In Your State, Illegal In New York
Many people do not realize that the permit they have to carry a gun in their home state does not allow them to possess a firearm in New York City. Whether it is at the airport or on the highway passing through the state, there are many ways that a person can wind up on the wrong side of the law when it comes to firearms.
Experienced Lawyers — Ready To Fight For You
At Zeman & Womble, LLP, our firm has the skill and experience to defend you against all types of weapons/firearms charges. With decades of combined experience that includes work in the District Attorney's and Public Defender's offices, we can help you by building the highly effective defense you need. We are known for our ability to win in the courtroom. Our skill as litigators is well-known in the legal community. Let us get to work building a strong defense for you.
Weapons And Firearms Charges Attorneys Serving Brooklyn And The New York City Area
Turn to Zeman & Womble, LLP, for the experienced and effective help you need to fight weapons and firearms charges. We are available 24/7 365 days a year. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 718-514-9100 or contact us online.