New York City Weapon Possession Attorney
Although the Constitution makes clear Americans’ right to bear arms, states have the power to restrict an individuals’ right to own weapons. As it happens, New York has some of the most restrictive weapons laws in America. It is very easy to run afoul of these laws. For example, former New York Giants and current New York Jets receiver Plaxico Burress was incarcerated for nearly two years after pleading guilty to the charge of criminal possession of a weapon.
If you or a loved one has been accused of criminal possession of a weapon or other weapons charge, you need an attorney who will fight the charges and seek a positive outcome to what can be a potentially severe charge.
What Can Lead To A Charge Of Criminal Weapon Possession?
The New York City weapons possession lawyers of Goldberg & Allen are devoted to defending people against all types of criminal charges, including weapons charges. Criminal possession of a weapon can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. Many different acts can constitute criminal possession of a weapon, including:
- Possessing a rifle or shotgun after having been convicted of a felony
- Possessing an assault weapon
- Possessing a machine gun
Weapons charges are not limited to firearms. Armor-piercing bullets or bullets designed to explode on impact are illegal in New York. Other weapons, including stun guns and certain types of knives, cannot be legally owned.
Our law firm will fully investigate the evidence against you and explore all potential defenses. For instance, many weapons are found as a result of an illegal search. If law enforcement violated your Constitutional rights while building a case against you, we will fight to have the court dismiss the charges. Whatever the case, we will be fully committed to protecting your rights.
Contact Goldberg & Allen To Discuss Your Weapons Charges
Call 212-766-3366 or email our law firm to schedule a free consultation. Our law firm is ready to take decisive action in the defense of weapons charges.