Bedford Gun Crimes Lawyer
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution grants every American citizen the right to bear arms. However, in order to legally possess a weapon, you must abide by your state’s gun laws and obtain the proper licenses. If you do happen to have a gun illegally in your possession, you may face serious penalties that result in prison time and fines.
At Tilem & Associates, we are prepared to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom from being charged with a gun crime in New York. Our Bedford criminal defense lawyer can investigate your arrest and collect evidence necessary to develop an effective and relentless defense strategy specifically for you.Penalties for Gun Crimes in New York
In order to legally possess a firearm in the state of New York, you must obtain a state gun license. If you are found in unlawful possession of a firearm, it is considered a Class A misdemeanor that is punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine of $1,000.
Simple unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior criminal record, or unlawful possession of an assault weapon, is a Class D felony. A Class D felony is punishable by a prison sentence of up to seven years.Have 25+ Years of Legal Experience on Your Side Today
No matter what the circumstances behind your arrest are, our Bedford criminal defense attorney understands what it takes to get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely. With over two and a half decades of experience, our legal team has the extensive knowledge of New York gun laws to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
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