What are the Consequences of a Firearm Arrest in Rockland County, New York?

In New York State, possession of an illegal firearm is a very serious matter. It’s a felony grade offense in most instances. If the gun was operable and loaded, you are facing the most serious weapon offense. In addition to firearms, there are many items that would be considered weapons and could subject you to […]

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What are Your Miranda Rights?

In New York State, you’re entitled to the right to remain silent. You’re not required to speak to a police officer. Generally, your Miranda warnings allow you not to offer incriminating evidence against yourself by the way of statements. When you advise the officer that you don’t want to speak with them any further, the […]

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What is an Assault Weapon in Rockland County and New York State?

The law was recently amended for weapons that contain a certain amount of bullets with an extended cartridge holder.   A magazine that can hold over the legal amount of bullets can subject you to a felony status of possession of an assault weapon. The definition of an assault weapon has been broadened. People that […]

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What is the Difference between a Felony and a Misdemeanor in Rockland County?

The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is the grade of the offense or the seriousness of the offense. In New York State, if you’re charged with a felony, you face the most serious offense. Most felonies start from an E-grade felony all the way up to an A-1 felony. They comes with mandatory […]

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