What Happens if I am Charged With a Gun Crime in New York?

What Happens if I am Charged With a Gun Crime in New York?

New York State is notoriously harsh on those who break gun laws, which is why if you are facing gun charges, you need an experienced Rockland County criminal defense attorney on your side. Gun crimes are broken down into various categories. The more severe the crime, the harsher the penalties you may face. Regardless of whether you’re facing misdemeanor or felony charges, you will need an experienced attorney on your side to save you from the burdens of a criminal conviction. Gun crimes in New York State are classified as follows:

Class B Misdemeanors

  • This can come from the unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices

Class A Misdemeanor

  • The reporting of any burns or wounds
  • Unsafely storing rifles, shotguns, and firearms
  • Illegally possessing a large capacity ammunition feeding device
  • Unlawfully purchasing or disposing of a weapon
  • The reporting of certain wounds
  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree

Class E Felony

  • Criminal possession of a firearm
  • Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds

Class D Felony

  • Criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree
  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree

Class C Felony

  • The criminal sale of a firearm in the second degree
  • The criminal sale of a firearm with the help of a minor
  • The criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree
  • Selling a firearm to a minor
  • The criminal use of a firearm in the second degree
  • Aggravated criminal possession of a weapon

Class B Felony

  • The criminal use of a firearm in the first degree
  • The criminal sale of a firearm in the first degree
  • The criminal possession of a dangerous weapon in the first degree

What is an escalated sentence?

If you are someone who was caught in the act of committing a crime while also using a firearm, you will not only face charges for the illegal act, but you will generally receive a compound sentencing for using a firearm to assist your criminal activity. If you are someone facing gun charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The Law Office of Carl Spector is here to fight for your rights.

Contact our experienced Rockland County firm

Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Fortunately, our firm is ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We are ready to help you go on living life positively, happily, and free from the burdens of a criminal conviction–all you have to do is ask.

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