In New York, the penalties for gun crimes are tough, and they're only getting tougher. If you have been charged with a gun crime, you should hire a lawyer who is well-versed in state law and can aggressively defend your rights. Few defense attorneys are as qualified to take gun crime cases as the lawyers of Tilem & Associates, PC.
Peter Tilem spent 10 years as an Assistant District Attorney, six of which were spent in the firearms trafficking unit. He worked throughout the Northeast, obtaining extensive experience in prosecuting and investigating gun-related crimes. Since then, he has put this knowledge to work, defending people accused of gun crimes.
Don't wait to contact us for a free initial consultation with a gun crime defense attorney in New York. We serve clients throughout the New York City area, including Westchester County and the five boroughs.More Details About Gun Crimes
At Tilem & Associates, PC, our lawyers handle many gun crime cases. What follows are details about just a few of the more common gun crimes in New York:
- Simple possession of an unlicensed firearm: the gun must be loaded and outside of your home or place of business to qualify as a felony.
- Possession of an assault weapon: this offense is a felony, whether or not the gun was loaded and whether or not you had an intention to use it.
- Possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device: this could include a magazine for a pistol that can hold more than ten rounds.
- Sale of firearms: there are restrictions on selling guns to minors, secondary sales, etc. It is a felony to sell firearms without a license.
Other crimes can result in enhanced sentences. If you have a loaded firearm during a robbery, for example, you can get up to 25 years in prison. Even if you just pretend you have a gun, you can get up to 15 years in prison. People are also getting arrested in increasing numbers for possessing other weapons, such as gravity knives. At Tilem & Associates, PC, our New York gun crime defense lawyers help people accused of all kinds of weapon crimes.Put Our Extensive Experience to Work For You
If you would like to speak to an attorney about your gun crime charges, please call Tilem and Associates, PC at 877-377-8666 for a free consultation with a gun crime defense lawyer in New York. Our lead attorney is an NRA Certified Instructor and an NRA Range Safety Officer.