Gun & Weapons Charges in New York - (914) 840-5104
Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor for criminally possessing a
switchblade knife or a gravity knife or you are charged with a felony
for criminally possessing a loaded gun, pistol, revolver or other firearm
outside your home or place of business without a permit, criminal possession
of a weapon is a very serious criminal charge in New York.
If you are charged with criminal possession of a weapon in Westchester
County, Bronx County, Rockland County, Orange County, Putnam County and
Dutchess County your options are limited. You either accept responsibility,
earn a criminal record and possibly go to jail, or you retain a skilled,
aggressive and experienced
Westchester County criminal defense lawyer who will vigorously protect your rights every step of the way.
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If you have been charged with criminal possession of a weapon you should
consult with a skilled aggressive and experienced
criminal defense lawyer at Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP to vigorously defend and protect
Contact us online or by telephone at (914) 946-4808 or (845) 562-4244 to speak with
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Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Including Guns)
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree (NY PL 265.01).
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree (NY PL 265.02)
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (NY PL 265.03)
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the First Degree (NY PL 265.04)
Types of Gun Crimes in New York
The two most common types of gun crimes in New York are:
Possession of an unlicensed firearm. Mere possession of an unlicensed loaded firearm outside your home or place
of business is a felony and carries a maximum sentence of three and half
years if convicted. If you possess an unlicensed loaded firearm in your
home or place of business it is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum sentence
of up to one year in jail.
Possession of an assault weapon. If you possess an assault weapon anywhere, regardless if it is loaded
or not, it’s a felony.
Contact a Westchester County Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been charged with criminal possession of
a weapon in Westchester County, Rockland County, Putnam County, Dutchess
County, Orange County or Bronx County, it is absolutely vital that you
seek legal representation right away. The lawyers at Riebling, Proto &
Sachs, LLP provide highly-skilled and aggressive criminal defense representation
and will assist you right away in aggressively defending your criminal
possession of a weapon charges.