New York State is one of the harshest when it comes to gun crimes. If you are someone who has recently been charged with a gun crime, you must read on and reach out to our experienced firm to learn more about how we can help you going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How are gun crimes categorized in New York State?
New York State categorizes gun crimes in accordance with their severity. As you can imagine, the more serious the crime, the harsher the penalties you will face. That is why it is extremely important that you hire an experienced attorney who has fought gun charges for his clients for years. New York gun crimes are categorized as follows:
Class B Misdemeanor
- Unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices
Class A Misdemeanor
- Burn injury and wounds to be reported
- Unsafe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms
- Unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device
- Criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon
- Certain wounds to be reported
- Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree
Class E Felony
- Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds
- Criminal possession of a firearm
Class D Felony
- Criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree
- Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree
Class C Felony
- Criminal sale of a firearm in the second degree
- Criminal use of a firearm in the second degree
- Aggravated criminal possession of a weapon
- Criminal sale of a firearm with the aid of a minor
- Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree
- Criminal sale of a firearm to a minor
Class B Felony
- Criminal use of a firearm in the first degree
- Criminal possession of a dangerous weapon in the first degree
- Criminal sale of a firearm in the first degree
What constitutes an increased sentence?
Escalated charges are warranted if you are caught using a weapon in conjunction with another crime. For example, if you are arrested for robbery while in possession of a deadly weapon, you will most likely face a greater amount of jail time. Do not go down without a fight. Our firm will aggressively combat your gun charges in an effort to keep you free of jail and a criminal record, which may affect the rest of your life.
Contact our experienced Rockland County firm
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.