New York State takes gun crimes very seriously. The NY SAFE Act has escalated many of the consequences you may face if convicted of a gun charge. Under the law, you are required to have a permit to own or possess a handgun, you are not allowed to own an assault rifle (unless explicitly bought and registered before the NY SAFE Act), are limited to a magazine size of 10 rounds, and are prohibited from openly carrying a handgun. If you have been charged with a gun crime in New York, here are some of the questions you may have:
There are several different categories of gun crimes in New York, all ranging in their severity of consequences. Therefore, if you are charged with a gun crime, you must seriously consider hiring an experienced attorney who will aggressively fight in your corner. Gun crimes in New York are categorized as follows:
Class B Misdemeanor
Class A Misdemeanor
Class E Felony
Class D Felony
Class C Felony
Class B Felony
If you are found with an illegal weapon while you were caught committing another crime, such as a robbery, you will most likely face escalated charges, which can impact you for the rest of your life. A felony charge on your record may prevent you from getting the job you want, buying the home you want, and more. Do not let this happen without a fight. Get in touch with a knowledgeable attorney today.
Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.