New York State is known to have some of the strictest firearms laws in the country and it is important that gun owners are aware of the laws in order not to find themselves in hot water over an expired license. If your pistol or revolver license was issued prior to January 15, 2013, you should have your license recertified. You must submit your application to recertify your pistol or revolver no later than January 31, 2018. However, if you received your license after January 15, 2013, just be sure to reapply for a certification within 5 years of your initial license issuance date.
If your firearms license was suspended for any reason, you are not permitted to recertify and will not be able to possess firearms. It is important that you make yourself aware of when you need your license needs to be recertified. If you fail to do so, you may be charged with illegal possession of firearms. If your firearm is unlicensed, you may be charged with a felony, which can result in serious lifelong consequences if you are convicted.
Gun laws in New York State do not seem to be getting any less strict so it is important to make sure you keep all of your licenses and certifications up to date. If charged with a gun possession crime, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide you with assistance.
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.