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Brooklyn Carrying a Concealed Weapon Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 26, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 18, 2023)

Last Updated on: 18th October 2023, 09:01 am


Brooklyn Carrying a Concealed Weapon Lawyers

Getting arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in Brooklyn can be scary. But don’t worry – a good lawyer can help! In this article, we’ll break down the laws, penalties, and defenses so you understand what you’re up against. We’ll also share tips on finding the best attorney for your situation.

The Laws in Brooklyn

There’s a few main laws in New York that prohibit carrying concealed weapons:

  • New York Penal Law 265.01(1) – Making and Possession of Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons
  • New York Penal Law 265.02 – Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree
  • New York Penal Law 265.03 – Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree

These laws make it illegal to possess any firearm, electronic dart gun, gravity knife, switchblade knife, pilum ballistic knife, metal knuckle knife, cane sword, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, plastic knuckles, metal knuckles, chuka stick, sand bag, sandclub, wrist-brace type slingshot or slungshot, shirken or “Kung Fu star”, or any other dangerous or deadly instrument or weapon. And they prohibit carrying such weapons concealed on your person.

There’s also New York City-specific laws that apply in Brooklyn:

  • NYC Administrative Code 10-133 – Prohibition on Possession of Knives or Instruments
  • NYC Administrative Code 10-134 – Prohibition on Possession of Firearms

These laws ban possessing any rifles, shotguns, or firearms without a license. They also prohibit having knives with blades over 4 inches, switchblades, and other dangerous knives.

Penalties for Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Brooklyn

If your convicted under these laws, the penalties can be severe. Here’s the potential sentences:

  • NY Penal Law 265.01 – Class A misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail
  • NY Penal Law 265.02 – Class D felony, up to 7 years in prison
  • NY Penal Law 265.03 – Class C felony, up to 15 years in prison
  • NYC Code 10-133 – Misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail
  • NYC Code 10-134 – Felony, up to 7 years in prison

As you can see, some concealed carry charges like NY Penal Law 265.03 are very serious felonies. Even the misdemeanors carry substantial jail time if convicted.

In addition to jail or prison time, these offenses can also result in large fines up to $5000 or more. And you may face probation or parole after release, along with a permanent criminal record.

Possible Defenses in Brooklyn Concealed Carry Cases

But don’t lose hope! An experienced New York criminal defense lawyer can help fight the charges and work towards getting your case dismissed or the charges reduced. Here are some potential defenses they may use:

  • Illegal Search – If the police searched you or your property illegally, any weapons found may be excluded as evidence. This could get the whole case dismissed.
  • Self-Defense – Carrying a weapon for self-defense is allowed under New York law in some cases. An attorney can argue you only had the weapon to protect yourself against a credible threat.
  • Lack of Intent – For some charges, prosecutors must prove you intended to use the weapon unlawfully against another person. Your lawyer may argue you never planned to use the weapon offensively.
  • Entrapment – If police encouraged or induced you into committing the crime, that may constitute entrapment. This can invalidate the charges.

A good attorney will thoroughly examine the facts of your case to determine the best defense strategies. Don’t go it alone against the complex New York criminal justice system.

Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case

So where do you find a lawyer with the skills to get your concealed carry charges reduced or dismissed in Brooklyn? Here’s a few tips:

  • Look for an attorney who specializes in New York gun crimes and weapons offenses. They’ll have experience with these exact laws.
  • Find someone familiar with Brooklyn courts, judges, and prosecutors. Local knowledge can help in negotiations.
  • Ask about their track record defending concealed carry cases. How often do they get charges dismissed or reduced?
  • Make sure they have resources to build a strong defense, like relationships with expert witnesses.
  • Consider a public defender if you can’t afford a private lawyer. They handle many concealed weapon cases.

You can start your search online at sites like Avvo and Lawyers.com. Look for client reviews and proven experience with concealed carry offenses.

Don’t take chances with your freedom. The laws prohibiting concealed weapons are complex, but an experienced attorney can help you understand the charges and build an aggressive defense. With the right lawyer on your side, you can potentially avoid jail time and heavy penalties. So get help fighting your case today!

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