With school shootings and other random acts of gun violence occurring more frequently, New York is imposing harsh penalties on the unlawful possession of firearms. If you have been arrested for a gun crime, do not underestimate the charges against you. Without the assistance of experienced NYC lawyers, you could face serious prison time and fines. Individuals who find themselves facing the wrath of the criminal justice system turn to the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo The firm’s attorneys have a reputation for being the best in the state and are prepared to offer you unrivaled counsel.
Given public outcry regarding the availability and deadly use of firearms across the country, New York, like many other states, takes a zero-tolerance approach to anyone who unlawfully possesses or uses a gun. In addition to defending clients against crimes like homicide, assault and robbery that may involve the use of firearms, the dedicated lawyers at Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo have extensive experience handling the following gun crime cases:
The state of New York heavily regulates the sale, transfer, possession and manufacturing of firearms. If you are arrested for a firearm-related crime, a competent NYC criminal defense lawyer can protect your rights and help you build a strong defense. Below are some of the issues you will encounter when defending against weapon charges in New York:
There are an abundance of firearms-related laws in New York and the violation of any of these laws can result in serious penalties. New York’s gun laws outlaw certain classes of weapons based on their firing rate, ammunition capacity and classification. The recently adopted NY SAFE Act heightened some of these restrictions and specifically banned magazines that hold more than seven bullets and pre-1994 high-capacity magazines. Firearm-related crimes in New York range from misdemeanor offenses to more serious felonies. One of the more common classes of firearms offenses in NY State is criminal possession of a firearm. Criminal possession can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the type of weapon possessed and the circumstances of the possession. The prosecution is required to plead and prove all of the elements of the specific offense with which you have been charged. It is therefore essential to retain NYC weapons crime attorneys who are well-versed in NY’s firearm laws and can determine whether you have been properly charged.
The key witnesses in a gun crime case depend entirely on the nature of the case and the defense strategy. Common witnesses include ballistics experts, general firearms experts who can testify as to whether a firearm has been converted to an automatic weapon and fact witnesses.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo deliver high-quality legal service to New Yorkers facing charges for gun crimes. Call today at 212-227-8877 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at the firm.