Hands Up! – Gun Charges

gun crimeWe live in dangerous times and people often feel the need to take precautions to protect themselves and their families. Many people choose to carry a gun for self-protection. However, every state has different laws regarding carrying a weapon. Some states allow citizens to carry a concealed weapon with an easy to obtain permit or no permit at all. Unfortunately, New York is not one of these states. In fact, New York gun laws are very strict and it is often difficult to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Furthermore, New York does not recognize CCW permits issued in any other state. Violating gun possession laws in New York can result in some harsh consequences. If you have been charged with a gun crime in New York, you need to immediately contact an experienced Manhattan criminal defense attorney.

New York Gun Laws

New York gun laws are strict, especially in New York City. In order to legally carry a gun in New York City, you must obtain a permit issued by the city itself. This is true even if you have a valid CCW permit issued by New York State. In New York, illegal possession of a firearm can result in either felony or misdemeanor criminal charges, depending on the circumstances. Criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degree are felonies. Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree is a class C felony that is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree is a class D felony which carries a maximum prison sentence of 7 years. Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail. Criminal defense lawyers Long Island are readily available to help you avoid these harsh consequences that can result from a weapons possession charge.

London Indusi LLP

The Law Firm of London and Indusi consist of a group of highly experienced Criminal defense lawyers Long Island. They have successfully litigated thousands of criminal cases. They know the local prosecutors, and the local prosecutors know them and know that they will fight hard. If you have been charged with a gun crime in New York, don’t take any chances. Call London Indusi LLP now to talk to an experienced Manhattan criminal defense lawyer.