Any case that involves the possession or use of a prohibited weapon — whether a gun, a knife or an explosive device — can result in extended prison time. If you face such allegations, it’s important to be represented by criminal defense attorneys who have successfully represented clients on similar charges At Gregg & Associates P.C. in Staten Island, we have been protecting the rights of clients charged with weapon and gun violations since 1998 and will provide the strongest possible defense to the weapons charges you face.
Just as there is a wide range of weapons, there is a wide range of weapons charges. In New York, weapons that may lead to criminal charges include:
Other items, even everyday items, can be considered weapons under the law if you intend to use them unlawfully.
With increasing public demand for better enforcement on illegal gun use, police in New York are cracking down on gun crimes. An arrest for a gun law violation can have very serious, long-term consequences. If convicted of any of several gun-related crimes, you face mandatory minimum sentences, which are enhanced if you are convicted of possessing a gun during the commission of another crime. Additionally, a weapons charge could be bumped up if you have a prior criminal conviction.
Weapons laws in New York are complicated. You can face multiple charges simultaneously. No matter the weapons crime you face, it is imperative that you hire a criminal defense attorney who has experience defending weapons charges in New York.
Gregg & Associates P.C. offers a free initial consultation at our Staten Island office. If you are facing any type of charge involving a gun or other weapon, contact our criminal defense attorneys to discuss your case and see how we can help. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 866-308-3353 or contact us online.