Raiser & Kenniff, PC, is a premier NYC illegal firearms possession law firm. If you’re accused of possessing such a weapon, we can help. As former prosecturos, we’re uniquely poised to help you.
illegal firearms defined
illegal firearm can be defined as something which was purchased illegally – for example, buying a gun from someone in a car, etc. Any time a firearm is sold in an illegal manner, the buyer can be charged with having an illegal firearm. In addition, certain weapons are considered illegal – regardless of who possesses them.
what types are considered illegal to possess
There are many firearms, considered illegal to possess: unregistered, firearms with serial numbers removed, stolen or illegally obtained firearms, automatic weapons, machine guns, saw-ed off shotguns, silencers. It’s important you realize that gun laws vary, from state to state.
If you are caught with an illegal firearm, it’s considered a felony. The severity of the punishment depends on many factors, for example – if you have a criminal history – you could endure a worse punishment. Conviction for possessing an illegal firearm can result in: imprisonment, parole, probation, heavy fines, or no longer being allowed to possess firearms in the future.
what the current rules say
On 11/1/16, New York State Legislature elevated the possession of a loaded firearm from a Class D to a Class C felony. Individuals who have no criminal record, face a minimum 3.5 years in prison. The maximum term of the imprisonment is 15 years. Raiser & Kenniff, PC, is a premier law firm that has over 50 years of combined experience handling gun cases. As former prosecutors, our team trial attorneys understands how the local prosecutors will handle your case – and we understand how to fight back.
If you’ve been charged with possessing a gun illegally, you need to explore all the possible defenses. One of the things that can be done is suppressing the evidence. For example of the prosecution has evidence which resulted from an illegal search and seizure – then it can be suppressed.
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