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Airport Gun Cases

Arrested for Carrying a Gun in the Airport?

New York gun laws are some of the strictest in the United States. While most states are required to issue concealed carry pistol licenses to their citizens, many places in New York make it is almost impossible to get a license to carry a gun. While most states recognize pistol licenses from other states, New York does not have reciprocity with any other state.

The number of people arrested in New York airports with firearms or other weapons is staggering and frightening. The overall majority of these people are law abiding citizens who get caught in New York’s gun control web. According to an article recently published in January 2020, in the six prior years, almost 500 people have been arrested just at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports both located in Queens within New York City. This is not to mention other smaller airports distributed throughout the State in Newburgh, Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo and elsewhere.

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Since New York is a hot spot for business and vacation travelers from all over our country, our New York airport gun crime lawyers know that many visitors from other states get arrested and charged with violating state gun laws because of shear ignorance. With so many busy airports in New York, it is not surprising that so many people get arrested.

Please give us a call if you were arrested at any of the following airports:

  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Kennedy Airport
  • Westchester Airport
  • Stewart International Airport
  • Newark Airport (New Jersey)
Why Our Firm Should be Your First Call

We are the premier Second Amendment and gun rights attorneys in New York. In a typical case, a traveler from a place where guns are more common legally checks their gun in and travels to New York. They stay for several days and then repeat the process of checking the gun in at a New York airport. This time, they are detained and arrested—typically facing a mandatory minimum of 3 ½ years in prison. Our attorneys are available and can appear at the police station or in Court to ensure that your rights are protected.

People arrested at an airport need an airport gun crime lawyer in New York who is particularly experienced in gun cases. Senior Partner Peter H. Tilem has almost 30 years of experience in criminal law as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer. As a prosecutor, Mr. Tilem was assigned to the elite Firearms Trafficking Unit where he investigated and prosecuted hundreds of gun crimes before going into private practice and defending people who are accused of committing gun crimes. Mr. Tilem is also an NRA certified firearms instructor and an NRA certified range safety officer.

He has handled many gun cases as a criminal defense lawyer and many gun cases that originated at a New York airport. Tilem & Associates, PC has an excellent track record of achieving exceptional results for our clients charged with gun or weapons charges. Find out how our New York airport gun crime attorneys can assist you by setting up a free consultation.

It is important to understand that a person charged with a gun crime in New York has rights and potential defenses. An experienced attorney can explain those rights, discuss potential defenses and discuss whether it is feasible to seek suppression of the firearm.

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If you have been arrested with a gun anywhere in New York or have been arrested in any area airport, call to speak to a New York attorney about protecting your rights. You may schedule a free consultation with Tilem & Associates, PC by calling us at 877-377-8666.

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