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Advice from a Manhattan Gun Crime Lawyer on Criminal Gun Possession Cases
New York City, along with New York State as a whole, has gun and hand gun laws that rank as some of the toughest in the country. Unless you are a lawyer, you might not understand that each state and each city can have differing gun laws. A Manhattan Gun Crime Defense Lawyer knows that it is common for many residents of New York City—and naturally for most visitors to it—to be unfamiliar with New York State’s gun laws. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we can help you navigate any Gun Crime or Gun Possession charges you might be facing.
On our team, you’ll have access to a Manhattan Criminal Lawyer who is aware that mistakes and misunderstandings surrounding gun laws frequently occur for a simple reason: People fail to realize that neither an out-of-state gun carry permit from another state, nor an out-of-state gun license from another state gives them the legal authority to be carrying a handgun in the state or city of New York—or, more specifically, in Manhattan. Moreover, this mistake is often made in the surrounding jurisdictions such as Nassau County Westchester County or Suffolk County. As a result, if you are caught in possession of a handgun in New York, and you are without the proper license or permit, you can find yourself facing the charge of Criminal Possession of Weapon. Furthermore, you can be charged with a felony, and face the mandatory minimum prison sentence that a Gun Possession conviction could bring.
The Office of the Manhattan District Attorney takes Gun Crime cases extremely seriously. Such cases are often very difficult to fight, because the mere illegal possession of a weapon is sufficient enough to secure a criminal conviction. Typically individuals will find themselves facing these charges because they were caught at an airport metal detector, making it difficult for their criminal defense attorney to assert that they were not in possession of the weapon. In Manhattan, the Office of the District Attorney considers tough prosecution of all Gun Crime cases as a strong deterrent, with the important potential to dissuade others from bringing guns into Manhattan and New York City.
Because Gun Crime cases can be challenging to defend, and because they are vigorously prosecuted in Manhattan, it is very important to have an experienced Gun Defense Lawyer at your side—one who can help defend you if you’re facing a charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon. Whether you have been detained for having a gun within an airport, having a knife in your car when it’s been stopped, or having a switchblade on the subway, a Manhattan Criminal Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will help with your gun possession or weapon possession case. Call us for a free consultation at 800.696.9529. We are conveniently located throughout New York City—in Manhattan as well as in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and in the Bronx—and also in Westchester County and on Long Island in both Suffolk County and also in Nassau County.