Mamaroneck Gun Crimes Lawyer
Due to school shooting and other random acts of violence involving firearms occurring at a frequent rate, New York has imposed severe penalties on the unlawful possession of firearms. If you have been arrested and charged with a gun crime, it is imperative to obtain legal representation from a qualified criminal defense lawyer.
At Tilem & Associates, we are dedicated to protecting the rights, reputations, and freedom of all of our clients. With over 25 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.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:
Fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon – Simple possession of a firearm is considered a class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine of $1,000.
Third degree criminal possession of a weapon – Simple possession of a firearm with a prior criminal history – as well as possession of an assault weapon – is considered 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.
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.
If you are facing gun charges, time is of the essence. Our Mamaroneck gun crime lawyer 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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