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Mamaroneck Gun Crimes Lawyer

Our Skilled and Experienced Legal Team Will Work Hard to Protect Your Rights

At Tilem & Associates, we are dedicated to protecting the rights, reputations, and freedom of all of our clients. With over 30 years of experience, we possess the extensive knowledge of the New York legal system to help you navigate through the possible complexities of your case. Do not risk facing these serious charges without experienced and trustworthy legal counsel. As New York’s premier gun rights attorneys our attorneys have the experience, skill and knowledge to defend the toughest and most serious gun crimes.

Due to school shootings, street violence and other random acts of violence involving firearms occurring at a frequent rate, as well as political expedience, New York has imposed severe penalties on the unlawful possession of firearms. New York criminalizes even the most brief and innocent possession of any handgun without a license issued by New York State and offers no reciprocity for those who possess a license from another State. In addition, New York has both limits on the capacity of firearm magazines and the types of guns that a person may own with onerous penalties including the possibility of prison for any violation. If you have been arrested and charged with a gun crime, it is imperative to obtain legal representation from a qualified criminal defense lawyer who not only knows the law but understands gun laws and rights.

Our attorneys will analyze whether a suppression motion is appropriate in order to attempt to have firearms that are seized as a result of illegal police conduct or in violation of a defendant’s Fourth Amendment right should be suppressed. Our attorneys are experienced in conducting suppression hearings and have successfully litigated numerous hearings.

Penalties for Illegal Firearm Possession

In order to legally possess a handgun in the state of New York, you must obtain a handgun license. Those who are found unlawfully in possession of a handgun may face a variety of charges that fall under the category of criminal possession of a weapon.

The following are the penalties for possession of a weapon in NY:

Criminal Possession of a Firearm – Simple possession of a firearm that is either unloaded or is possessed in a person’s home or place of business is a class “E” felony, which is punishable by up to 4 years in State prison, Probation and/or fines.

Third degree criminal possession of a weapon – Simple possession of a firearm with a prior criminal history, possession of a defaced or stolen weapon – as well as possession of an assault weapon – is a class D felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence of up to seven years.

Second degree criminal possession of a weapon – Illegal possession of a loaded handgun – or five or more firearms – is considered a class C felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 15 years. It carries a mandatory minimum of three and one half years in prison.

First degree criminal possession of a weapon – Illegal possession of 10 or more firearms – or any explosives with an intent to use it against another person or entity – it is considered a class B felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

Call 877-377-8666 to Start Your Case Today

If you are facing gun charges, time is of the essence. Our Mamaroneck area gun crime lawyers must review your case and develop an effective and customized defense strategy to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Let us fight for you immediately.

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