New York state has a reputation for having very strict gun laws. This is especially the case if you have previously committed a criminal offense. Any violation of these gun laws will lead to serious criminal charges and penalties. Read on to understand whether you have the right to own a gun after a DWI offense and how a seasoned Spring Valley gun crime lawyer of The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway can help you navigate these complex laws.
New York law states that an individual who has been convicted of a felony or otherwise a serious offense cannot be issued or renewed a handgun license. Federal law similarly states that an individual who has been convicted of a felony is prohibited from possessing firearms. Thus, you cannot obtain a gun license if you have been convicted of a DWI offense.
You are likely facing some sort of consequences if you are caught illegally owning a gun. Such consequences can be tied to either a misdemeanor or a felony, as they depend on the circumstances of your case. They read as follows:
If you have been accused of criminal ownership of a gun after a DWI offense, you need the proper representation. Contact a competent Spring Valley DWI defense attorney as soon as you possibly can.
Attorney Conway is a Spring Valley criminal attorney and is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. Contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation today.