More and more often, people are being arrested in on minor weapons charges. Gun crimes are and have long been popular in New York courts, but we are now seeing many people arrested for owning knives, black jacks, and other types of weapons. At Tilem & Associates, PC, our White Plains criminal defense lawyers have experience in all kinds of weapon charges, including gun and having a gun in an airport. Peter Tilem has been involved in the New York criminal system for more than 15 years as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney.
We serve the boroughs of New York City, as well as Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, and more. Contact us to set up a free consultation.Types of Weapon Charges
Weapon crimes are very unique, and you remain ignorant of them at your own peril. For example, it is a misdemeanor to own a gravity knife, or a knife that can be flicked open. In one case, a transit officer asked a woman about a small knife clipped to her keys. When she flicked it open, the officer arrested her for possession of a weapon.
Other weapons that are illegal to possess in New York include:
- Switchblade knifes
- Billy clubs
- Metal knuckles
- Chuka sticks
- Kung fu weapons
- Cane sword
You can get up to a year of jail time for simple possession (or “naked possession”) of any of the above, even if no other charges are attached. Even if you brandish something that could be used as a weapon, like a fork, that shows an intention to use it unlawfully against another person, you could be arrested on a weapons charge.Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
At Tilem & Associates, PC, we will do everything in our power to protect you from serious punishments. Our White Plains criminal attorneys work one-on-one with each client to find the best possible resolution to a criminal matter. Our lead attorney is an NRA Certified Instructor and an NRA Range Safety Officer. You can be confident in his ability to successfully resolve your case. We can be reached by phone at (877) 377-8666. Don’t wait to schedule your free initial consultation!