New York State has strict laws governing the unlawful possession and sale of firearms.
Firearm related crimes generally refer to crimes that involve the unlawful possession or the use of a firearm to threaten or inflict harm. It may include intentional crimes such as homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and unintentional injury that results from the misuse of a firearm. There are four categories of firearms crimes: use, possession, manufacture, and distribution of firearms.
Even though firearm possession may be legal in other states, firearm possesion in New York may be illegal.
The presence of a firearm during any crime will elevate the degree and penalty of that crime.
Firearm and other dangerous weapons charges include:
Individuals licensed to carry a concealed firearm in other states, but not licensed to carry a concealed weapon in New York State can face felony charges for the unlawful criminal possession of a weapon.
These individuals include, but are not limited to:
** This non-exhaustive list serves as examples of crimes that may be considered firearm crimes**
If you or someone you know was arrested for a firearm crime, please contact us at 212-965-9458.