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Brooklyn Illegal Use of a Firearm Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 26, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 17, 2023)

Last Updated on: 17th October 2023, 10:57 pm


Brooklyn Illegal Firearm Lawyers

The Charges

There are a few main charges for illegal firearm possession your likely to face in Brooklyn:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon (CPW) – Charged when you possess an illegal gun, like a handgun without a permit.
  • Criminal Possession of a Firearm – Similar to CPW, but specifically for possession of a firearm like a handgun, rifle, etc.
  • Criminal Possession of a Loaded Firearm – When you possess a loaded illegal gun.
  • Criminal Use of a Firearm – If you actually fire or use an illegal gun.

The specific laws your charged under depend on the details of your case – like the type of gun, if it was loaded, and your criminal record. The charges range from misdemeanors to felonies. For example, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree is a class A misdemeanor. But Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 1st Degree is a class B felony with up to 25 years in prison.


Like we said, penalties vary a lot based on the specific charge and details of your case. But in general, some common penalties for illegal firearm possession include:

  • Jail time – Misdemeanors can mean up to 1 year in jail. Felonies are more, from 4+ years up to 25 years for the highest charges.
  • Probation – Often given alongside jail time. Lasts between 1-5 years typically.
  • Fines – Up to $5,000 or more depending on the charge.
  • License suspension – The court can suspend your driver’s license for up to 1 year.
  • Forfeiture – They can take your firearm and destroy it.


When fighting illegal firearm charges, there are some common defenses a good lawyer will use. These include:

  • No Actual Possession – Argue you didn’t actually possess the firearm. For example, if it was found in your home or car, but you didn’t know about it.
  • Temporary Innocent Possession – You had the firearm briefly for an innocent reason, like self-defense or turning it into authorities.
  • Entrapment – You were illegally entrapped or coerced into obtaining the firearm by police.
  • Misidentification – Claim police incorrectly identified you as the possessor.
  • Illegal Search – Argue the search violated your rights and firearm evidence should be excluded.

Finding a Brooklyn Firearm Lawyer

If your facing illegal firearm charges, it’s critical to have an experienced Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer on your side. Here are some tips for finding the right one:

  • Look for a lawyer with specific experience defending firearm charges in Brooklyn. Check their case results.
  • Find someone who is well-versed in NY firearm laws and penalties.
  • Choose a lawyer you feel comfortable with. You’ll be working closely together.
  • Consider lawyers who offer free consultations to discuss your case.
  • Check reviews and ratings so you know their past clients were satisfied.
  • Be wary of lawyers making unrealistic promises – good lawyers will be honest about possible outcomes.
  • Ask about their fees and make sure they are affordable for you.

With the right lawyer, you may be able to get charges reduced or dismissed, minimize penalties, and protect your rights. Don’t take chances with your freedom – get an experienced Brooklyn firearm crimes lawyer fighting for you.

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