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Weapons Crimes

NYC Weapons Crime Lawyer

Defense for New York City's Criminally Charged

Many people operate under the misunderstanding that you must threaten a person with an actual weapon in order to face a weapons charge. This might seem to some that you should have a pistol, rifle, shotgun, hunting knife or other similar weapon if you are going to be charged with an offense involving a weapon. This is not the case. In fact, you can face weapons charges if you brandish an object that could be used as a weapon.

Examples of these types of objects include:

  • Frying pans
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Sticks
  • Pipes
  • Glass bottles
  • Broken glass

The deadlier a weapon is considered to be, the greater the charge will be if you are caught using or threatening to use such a weapon. For example, firearm/gun charges can be extremely serious. If you fail to register your firearm properly through the appropriate legal channels, you could face criminal weapon charges.

If the gun is unlicensed, loaded, on your person and located elsewhere than your residence or business, you could face an automatic 3.5 year prison sentence. Because weapons and firearms are so dangerous and can easily result in deaths, law enforcement agencies tend to come down hard on individuals with this type of criminal charge. A criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser can help you if you find yourself in this situation.

Dealing with Weapon Charges in NYC, Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan, and Scarsdale

You need to be aware of your legal rights. Even if you are unaware or misinformed about gun laws and weapon laws in New York, you could still go to jail. With the help of an experienced defense attorney, you can maximize your chances of a reduced or dismissed sentence. Some crimes will result in a felony charge if you are convicted. Also, possession of automatic assault firearms can come with very severe penalties. Contact a NYC criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser if you're facing weapons charges: (800) 813-9069.

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