What You Need to Know About Gun Crimes in New York State

There is a wide array of gun crimes one can commit, and as such, there are various classifications for those crimes according to New York law. The more severe the crime, the more severe the classification. These classifications range from misdemeanors to felonies, though no matter which you are charged with, you absolutely must retain the services of an experienced Rockland County criminal defense attorney. The classifications for various gun crimes in New York State are as follows:

Class B Misdemeanor

  • You may receive a Class B misdemeanor for the possession of certain ammunition feeding devices

Class A Misdemeanor

You may receive a Class A misdemeanor for any of the following gun crimes:

  • The criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon
  • The criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree
  • Burn injury and wounds to be reported
  • The unsafe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms
  • The unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device

Class E Felony

Felony charges bring about far more severe consequences. Some Class E felony charges are as follows:

  • The criminal possession of a firearm
  • The criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds

Class D Felony

  • The criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree
  • The criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree

Class C Felony

  • The criminal sale of a firearm in the second degree
  • The criminal sale of a firearm with the help of a minor
  • The criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree
  • The criminal sale of a firearm to a minor
  • The criminal use of a firearm in the second degree
  • Aggravated criminal possession of a weapon

Class B Felony

  • The criminal sale of a firearm in the first degree
  • The criminal use of a firearm in the first degree
  • The criminal possession of a dangerous weapon in the first degree

What is an escalated charge?

An escalated charge is when you are charged with a gun crime on top of another crime. If you were caught robbing a store with the use of a gun, for example, you will face both gun charges and robbery charges. This can result in years behind bars, which is why you must retain the services of an experienced Rockland County criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. Our firm is here to help.

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,ย contact our Spring Valley officeย for a free consultation.