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In NY State, the Handgun Laws are very restrictive. In fact, NY State's Gun Laws coupled with NY City's registration requirements make the State's Gun Laws some of the toughest in the country. Violate the Handgun Law and you could find yourself under arrest for a weapons charge and facing serious criminal charges. A Criminal Conviction on an illegal possession of a gun could include a mandatory prison sentence. Specifically, this sentence could be imposed if you are caught with an unlicensed and unregistered handgun. If you are going to possess a handgun in NY, you should consult with a NY Gun Charge Lawyer or be certain that you are acting in accordance with the law. The NY Gun Law also has restrictions on rifles and shotguns and the regulations get stricter in NY City. Restrictions are also placed on manufacturers that ship guns into NY. Again, if you are caught with an illegal gun you will be facing a criminal charge of Illegal Possession of a Weapon. As a law firm that deals with gun crimes, each Criminal Lawyer in the office is all to familiar with law abiding citizens who mistakenly think they have a legal gun, only to find themselves facing criminal gun charges. Unfortunately, law enforcement does not accept the defense of "ignorance of the law" as a valid criminal defense from a Gun Crimes Lawyer. The Criminal Lawyers in our office commonly get calls from non NY State residents who are arrested for having an illegal gun and charged with Illegal Possession of a Weapon. NY requires all non-residents that transport a rifle or shotgun to be unloaded while being transported within NY State lines. There is no exception and to transport a hand gun through NY without a NY license and registration is against the law. Consult with a NY Criminal Lawyer or a Gun Crimes Lawyer who is familiar with the Gun Laws before bringing a gun into NY. We have represented people who have brought guns into NY or possessed guns legally in their home state and are properly registered in that state. However, the guns were not properly registered in NYS and were therefore illegal. Numerous times we have been called and represented people who have been arrested for having guns at JFK Airport, La Guardia Airport as well as people traveling on motorcycles; in cars and people with guns in their handbags, homes and businesses. The Gun Laws in NY like in any State, City or County are subject to change so; do not rely on the following information as permanent.
Here is a list of some cities and counties in NY that list their Gun Laws and policies online:
The City of Buffalo and The City of Albany
Each NY Criminal Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC understands that an otherwise innocent person can be charged with a Gun Crime or Crimes. We believe that an innocent mistake shouldn't ruin a person's life and leave the stigma of a Criminal Record. That is why each Criminal Lawyer in our office will fight to defend and protect your rights if you are facing a Criminal Possession of a Weapon charge. Call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW for a free consultation so we can discuss your criminal case. We have convenient locations in NY City (including Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens) as well as Long Island including Nassau and Suffolk Counties. So call Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC if you are charged with a Gun Crime at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW for a free consultation.