Gun Possession

Bronx Gun Possession Attorney

Defending You Against Serious Weapons Charges

New York’s gun and weapon offense penalties are among the toughest in the nation. Unlawful possession of a gun is one of the least prosecuted charges, but it still carries heavy penalties. This offense is charged depending on the degree of the offense and the circumstances surrounding the arrest.

If you are facing gun possession charges in the Bronx, turn to The Law Offices of Elliot S. Kay. Call (646) 759-9233 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Gun Possession Charges in NY

In New York, you can be charged for the unlawful possession of a weapon if you are found with a gun in your possession but do not have the legal right to carry a firearm. Gun possession is generally charged as first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree gun possession depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime.

Degrees of Gun Possession Charges

The severity of these degrees is based on factors like the lawfulness of the possession and the accused's criminal history.

Gun possession charges in New York include:

  • Third-Degree: Possession of a firearm when possessor has been previously convicted of a crime
  • Second-Degree: Possession of a firearm with intent to use it unlawfully against another individual
  • First-Degree: Possession of a firearm with intent to use it unlawfully against another individual or a property; also can be charged to individuals found in possession of more than 10 firearms

The Importance of Skilled Weapons Crimes Defense

Possession of a gun in New York is penalized under Article 265 of the New York Penal Code, and the consequences vary based on the degree and circumstances of the case. This is a serious crime that must be handled with the focused attention of a Bronx gun possession defense lawyer. It is important to understand the laws and penalties concerned with your charges.

Contact our firm to learn more about obtaining defense to help get your charges reduced or dismissed. We have the experience and knowledge you need for a vigorous defense against your charges.

Call us at (646) 759-9233 or submit an online contact form today!

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