Experienced New York Weapons Charges Lawyer
Weapons charges arise in a variety of contexts. Sometimes, having a gun changes the charges associated with some other crime. Sometimes a weapons charge has to do with who possesses the weapon. And some charges have to do with the gun itself. A drug crime will incur stiffer penalties if a weapon such as gun or a knife was involved. Contacting an accomplished New York weapons lawyer at your earliest opportunity is the smartest thing you can do if you’ve been arrested on any charges related to possession or use of weapons.
Common Weapons Charges – Felons and Juveniles in Possession & Unlawful Possession
People with felony convictions are not ordinarily allowed to possess firearms. Those who are found to be in violation may be charged under “felon in possession” offense labels. Juveniles face certain restrictions regarding possession of firearms. Other weapons charges focus on the weapon itself such as owning a handgun without a permit, possessing an unlicensed gun, failing to follow gun sales regulations, possessing a machine gun or assault weapon, or unlawful possession of a fake or imitation handgun with intention to use it illegally.
Misdemeanors, Felonies; City, State & Federal Crimes Involving Weapons
Gun charges may be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on circumstances. They may be charged as city crimes, state crimes or federal crimes. If you’ve been charged with a gun-related crime in New York — whether a state crime or a federal crime — seek aggressive, knowledgeable legal counsel to give yourself the greatest likelihood of a favorable outcome. The attorneys at the Law Firm of Mark J. Sacco in Albany are experienced trial lawyers and are dedicated advocate for the rights of clients. Although we always consider plea agreements and communicate with prosecutors to determine the best available solution, we never hesitate to take a case to trial if we feel it is in our client’s best interests.
Stakes are High in Any Criminal Matter – Contact an Attorney Today
Stakes are high in any criminal matter. This is especially true in federal gun cases, where mandatory minimum sentences may remove any opportunity to negotiate a plea bargain with a prosecutor or judge. Careers are often derailed or ruined when a weapons charge results in a mandatory prison sentence. This was the case with former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress who will serve up to two years in prison after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon. Contact a defense lawyer at the Law Office of Mark J. Sacco to schedule a consultation regarding any gun offense or other weapon-related crime. Our attorneys are trial-tested and experienced; we will aggressively pursue the best possible resolution to your criminal charges.
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