If you have been charged with an unlawful weapons possession, you may be facing very serious consequences. The possible prison term that such a charge may carry could be severe. All handguns must be licensed and registered in New York City. If they are not, they are considered illegal weapons. New York State has severe penalties for weapons charges and is one of the toughest states in that regard. Its weapons laws are among the strictest in the country and its penalties are rigidly handed down, as well as being among the toughest.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a weapons possession in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island or Queens, it is important that you find capable legal representation. It is in your best interests to contact Manhattan criminal defense lawyer Michael Redenburg as early as possible. He can provide the aggressive legal counsel you need to fight such charges and to ensure that your rights are protected under law. He has successfully helped countless clients in the Manhattan area who have been involved in criminal cases.
New York City (NYC) Weapons Possession Defense Lawyer
Attorney Redenburg is familiar with the gun laws in the New York City (NYC) area. As a qualified Manhattan weapons possession defense attorney, he will guide you through these laws and through the legal process involved in your case. Criminal possession of a weapon in the first, second, and third degree are felonies; while criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree is a Class A Misdemeanor. First degree possession is defined as possession of any explosive substance with the intent to use it unlawfully against another person or property; or possession of 10 or more firearms. Second degree possession includes possession of a machine-gun, a loaded firearm, or a disguised gun.
Penalties for conviction of these offenses range from one year in jail (if convicted of a misdemeanor) to a maximum of 25 years in prison. Call (212)240-9465 for a consultation with experienced criminal defense attorney, Michael Redenburg, today.