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New York Gun Laws

By Spodek Law Group | July 17, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 27, 2023)

Last Updated on: 27th July 2023, 06:30 pm

Facing Gun Charges in New York? How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

New York has very strict gun laws. Being charged with an illegal firearms violation can wreck your reputation, future and freedom. You need an experienced NY gun crimes lawyer to protect your rights, avoid disastrous missteps, and build the strongest defense. Here is a guide on New York gun laws, finding the best attorney for your gun case, smart questions to ask lawyers during consultations, and why skilled representation is critical.

Overview of New York Gun Laws

It is very difficult for ordinary citizens to legally possess firearms in NY. Key statutes include:

– NY Penal Code § 265 – Criminal Possession of a Weapon
– § 400 – Responsibilities of Gun Owners
– § 265.01 to 265.04 – Criminal possession charges
– § 400.00 – NY firearm licensing provisions

Unlike other states, you must obtain a special NY pistol permit just to own a handgun. It is a felony to possess a loaded handgun without a permit.

Common NY Gun Charges

Some typical illegal gun allegations prosecutors file include:

– Criminal possession of a weapon
– Criminal possession of a firearm
– Criminal use of a firearm
– Criminal sale of a firearm
– Possession of an unregistered firearm
– Unlicensed firearm dealing
– Weapon possession on school grounds

Finding the Best NY Gun Crimes Attorney

Because gun cases often carry severe sentences, retaining an experienced lawyer is key. Crucial credentials to look for include:

1. Specific Expertise with NY Gun Laws

Choose a lawyer very familiar with NY Penal Code weapon statutes, case law, defense strategies and common negotiating tactics used by local prosecutors. Gun law expertise is crucial.

2. Experience Defending NY Gun Charges

Find an attorney with a proven record of positive case results for clients facing NY firearms violations. Look for numerous gun case dismissals, acquittals and charge reductions on their record.

3. Litigation Skills

In case a gun case goes to trial, your lawyer should have strong litigation experience. Courtroom and trial skills including cross-examining police officers are vital.

4. Negotiation Abilities

Over 90% of cases resolve via plea bargain, so hire an attorney who is a tough yet strategic negotiator. They can work deals to get gun charges dropped or reduced.

Key Questions to Ask During Lawyer Consultations

Here are smart questions to ask prospective attorneys:

– How many years have you handled NY gun crime cases specifically? What percentage of your caseload is firearms?

– Are you very familiar with the intricacies of NY weapon laws and case law precedents?

– What is your track record getting gun charges dismissed pre-trial or acquitted at trial in NY?

– What kinds of plea bargains have you negotiated to avoid minimum sentences for gun charges in NY courts?

– If my case goes to trial, will you be conducting cross-examination of witnesses and delivering arguments?

– Will you file motions to suppress evidence if police violated my rights during the search or seizure?

– Based on the facts of my gun case, what are the odds of getting charges dropped or reduced? What are you willing to fight for?

Get clear and detailed responses that demonstrate seasoned experience handling New York gun crime cases specifically. Make sure you feel confident in their expertise.

Navigating New York’s complex firearms laws requires an expert local lawyer. Key reasons why include:

1. Avoiding Severe Penalties

NY gun convictions often carry multi-year prison sentences. An attorney fights to protect your freedom.

2. Technicalities Win Cases

From illegal searches to errors in police reports, leveraging technicalities requires legal expertise.

3. Better Plea Deals

Experienced local lawyers negotiate better plea bargains to have charges dropped or reduced with less jail time.

4. Present the Strongest Case

Building an airtight legal defense requires investigative, research and litigation skills few defendants possess.

5. Gun Laws Are Challenging

NY gun statutes contain complexities and nuances. Don’t navigate them alone. Have a lawyer guide you.

6. Avoid Common Mistakes

Simple legal errors can tank your case. Let a pro safeguard you.

When your rights and future are on the line, don’t gamble with public defenders or inexperienced counsel. Hire a proven NY gun crimes attorney to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Contact my office today for a free consultation.

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