What Are the Consequences of Gun Crimes in NY?

The United States was established on the principle that our citizens have the inalienable right to keep and bear arms. Unfortunately, here in New York State, gun rights are very restrictive, which is why if you are interested in purchasing, owning, using, or carrying a firearm here NYS, it is essential that you understand these laws so you do not violate them without even acknowledging it. If this has occurred to you and you are currently being charged with a gun crime, our firm is on your side and ready to help. Keep reading and speak with our Rockland County gun charge attorney to learn more about gun laws in NYS and how we can help if you have been caught violating them. We are just one call away. In the meantime, here are some questions you may have:

Do I need a permit to purchase a shotgun in New York?

Luckily, in the state of New York, you are not required to have a permit to purchase a shotgun or a rifle.

What gun permits can NYS residents be eligible to receive?

The three kinds of gun permits in New York State are permits to possess/carry a firearm during employment, a permit to possess on-premises, and a permit to carry concealed.

How can I get a handgun permit in New York?

In order to obtain a handgun permit, you must establish that you are of “good moral character,” that you are over the age of 21, and that you have a “legally-recognized reason” for wanting to purchase a handgun. You will also need to establish that you do not have a criminal record.

How can I apply for a firearm permit in NYS?

Individuals who live in New York City, Suffolk, or Nassau County are instructed to apply to the police commissioner. Citizens of the easternmost towns of Suffolk County must apply to the Sheriff. Those who live in Upstate New York must apply with County Court through the county clerk’s, sheriff’s, or court clerk’s office. It is important that you include the following documentation in your application:

  • Your name, date of birth, and address
  • Mental health history
  • Character references
  • A physical description
  • Whether you have a criminal record
  • Your Social Security Number

Once you apply for your gun permit, you should hear back within four months of submitting your application. If you have any additional questions contact our Rockland County criminal defense attorney today.

Contact our experienced Rockland County firm

Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong criminal defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation.