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The city of New York has some of the strictest laws in the nation to regulate guns and gun possession. Under the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City police department and the Office of the District Attorney in New York City is working even harder at strictly enforcing them. If you find yourself charged with illegal possession of a weapon gun possession or a related Gun Crime or other criminal act, contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC as soon as you can a New York City Gun Crime Lawyer in our offices can start building a strategy for your defense, beginning with an initial consultation that will cost you nothing.
By some estimates, the number of illegal guns in New York City in the early 1990s was as high as 2 million. As part of their efforts to reduce the serious crime levels that plagued the city then, the New York City police and the Office of the District Attorney in New York City developed several strategies, including aggressive policing and increased gun seizures. The overwhelming majority seized had been purchased in a state other than New York. A New York City Gun Crime Lawyer realizes, and will explain to you, that a permit to possess or carry a gun that was issued by another state does not give you the legal right to do the same in the city or state of New York. This can mean that a simple lack of understanding or awareness may lead to an arrest. And the New York City police will pursue all perpetrators in Gun Crime cases vigorously and interrogate them forcefully about where they acquired their weapon. The police will also vigorously pursue any crime that involves a weapon (i.e. gravity knife or knives, switch blade, brass knuckles, razor, box cutter or illegal pepper spray)
Any New York City Criminal Lawyer should know that there have been significant results of Bloomberg's many proactive efforts to remove guns from the streets of Brooklyn and the Bronx, from corners of Queens to areas of Manhattan and Staten Island. The New York Police Department and the Office of the District Attorney report ever more arrests for Gun Crimes, a reduction in the number of people who die from gunshots, and success in not just enforcing but also in tightening gun laws.
At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we keep abreast of these law enforcement initiatives—from the 2006 City Council ruling establishing a gun offender registry, to requirements for gun dealers to inspect and report on their inventory. We are experienced in defending the Gun Crime cases that these efforts produce. Such cases demand familiarity and a strong legal strategy, as they are not easy to defend—the physical possession of an illegal gun is hard evidence to refute—and can lead to felony charges as well as mandatory incarceration.
Be sure to call 1.800.NY.NY.LAW as soon as you can to set up free consultation with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We'll discuss your Gun Crime case with you, and can also advise you on other kinds of charges you may be dealing with—whether it's for Marijuana Possession or for Petit Larceny. And we will meet you in whichever of our locations your prefer: In New York City, you can come to us in Manhattan, or in Brooklyn (Kings County), in Queens, over in Staten Island (Richmond County), or up in the Bronx. For your convenience, we also have a Suffolk County office, another Long Island location in Nassau County, and one north of New York City in Westchester County, too.