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Queens NY Gun Crimes Defense Lawyer – Queens Weapons Defense Attorney

Queens Gun Charges Defense Lawyer

Gun charges are aggressively pursued by both New York and Federal law enforcement officials. Weapons charges may qualify as felony or serious misdemeanor offenses, and can result in serious criminal penalties, including large fines and prison terms. Unfortunately, the people accused of these crimes are often unknowingly in possession of an illegal weapon or legally purchased a weapon in another state or country which they did not register in New York.

Some weapons charges are related to the possession of firearms or weapons themselves, such as the unlawful possession of a firearm. Others are related to the use or possession of the weapon in conjunction with another criminal offense, resulting in more serious charges and enhanced penalties. New York, through its county prosecutors, enforces numerous laws regulating the use and possession of weapons. Some of the more common charges include the following:

  • Posession of a concealed weapon
  • Possession of an illegal firearm or weapon
  • Trafficking illegal firearms and ammunition
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Brandishing a firearm
  • Discharging a firearm
  • Distributing or selling firearms without a license
  • Sale or possession of semiautomatic guns
  • Fugitive, drug addict or illegal immigrant in possession of a firearm

Queens Weapons Charges Legal Penalties

A weapons charge conviction can result in prison or jail time, fines, probation, and community service. The legal penalties for a weapon offense conviction will depend upon several factors such as the defendant’s prior criminal history, the type of weapon in the defendant’s possession, whether the weapon was used during the commission of a crime, and whether bodily injury was caused in connection with the weapons charge.

Queens Weapons Charges Defense Attorney

A significant number of illegal weapons possession charges are derived from illegal searches and other violations of an individual’s rights. If you have been charged with illegal weapons possession then choosing a skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyer is vital. An experienced Queens criminal defense attorney can challenge the search and seizure and have all evidence obtained as a result of the illegal search and seizure thrown out of court. This usually results in the case being dismissed and all of the charges dropped. If you have been charged with a weapons crime in Queens, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC at 917-519-8417 and let us put our experience to work for you.