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Gun laws have been at the forefront of politics, the news, and our beliefs as a country. New York law enforcement has made it a priority to eliminate illegal weapons off the streets and arrest those who commit gun crimes. If you have been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a firearm in Mt. Kisco, NY, Tilem & Associates is ready to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. Our experienced attorneys can conduct a thorough review of your case and determine all of your available legal options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Penalties for Criminal Possession of a Weapon

In New York, criminal possession of a weapon or firearm is classified into three degrees. With first degree considered the highest, while fourth degree is the lowest.

You may be charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon by doing the following:

  • Simple, unlicensed possession of a firearm, stun gun, electronic dart gun, slingshot, switchblade, metal knuckles, and “Kung Fu stars”

  • Possession of a knife, razor, imitation pistol, stiletto or another deadly instrument with intent to use it against another person

  • Possession of a firearm on school grounds

  • Possession of a firearm by a person who is not a U.S. citizen

  • Possession of any ammunition which pierces armor

Fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon is a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year.

You may be charged with third degree criminal possession of a weapon by doing the following:

  • Committing the offense of fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon and you have a criminal history

  • Possession of three or more firearms, an assault weapon, any disguised firearm, any explosive, bomb, a large capacity ammunition feeding device, silence, or machine gun

  • Possession of a weapon outside the home or business and you have a prior felony or Class A misdemeanor conviction within the past five years

Third degree criminal possession of a weapon is a Class D felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence of up to seven years.

You may be charged with a second degree criminal possession of a weapon by doing the following:

  • Possession of a machine gun, loaded firearm, or disguised gun with the intent to use it unlawfully against another individual

  • Possession of five or more firearms

  • Possession of any loaded firearm

Second degree criminal possession of a weapon is a Class C violent felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

You may be charged with a first degree criminal possession of a weapon by doing the following:

  • Possession of 10 or more firearms
  • Possession of any explosive with intent to use it against another individual or another individual’s property

First degree criminal possession of a weapon is a Class B violent felony, which carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

Let Our Experienced Legal Team Help You Today

With over 25 years of experience, our Mt. Kisco criminal defense attorney can help you navigate through the complexities of the state legal system. We understand what it takes to have those charges reduced or a case dismissed entirely. Do not hesitate to get qualified legal representation to get your life back on track.

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