Gun Possession

Garden City Gun Crime Lawyers

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In New York, the penalties for gun crimes are tough and continue to get more severe as time passes. Gun laws are very complex. If you are convicted of a gun crime, you are facing serious consequences, most of which are criminal charges that can impact your future with imprisonment and a permanent criminal record. Most gun crimes will fall under a misdemeanor or felony. Even if you believe that you are within the law driving through the state, you could find yourself facing a criminal matter even though you were lawful in the state you came from. People who have been charged with a gun crime should consult with an attorney that is well-versed in New York laws and can effectively represent their needs. If you need a legal team that can fight your criminal charges, you should contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. immediately.

Categorizing gun crimes

If you are charged with a gun crime, you face a wide variety of consequences that depend on which misdemeanor or felony your offense falls under. In most cases, these offenses come with a potential term of incarceration and a permanent criminal record. Below are some of the criminal categories that gun crimes fall under.

Class B Misdemeanor

  • Unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices

Class A Misdemeanor

  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree
  • Criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon
  • Certain wounds to be reported
  • Burn injury and wounds to be reported
  • Unsafe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms
  • Unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device

Class E Felony

  • Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds
  • Criminal possession of a firearm

Class D Felony

  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree
  • Criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree

Class C Felony

  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree
  • Criminal use of a firearm in the second degree
  • Criminal sale of a firearm in the second degree
  • Criminal sale of a firearm with the aid of a minor
  • Criminal sale of a firearm to a minor
  • Aggravated criminal possession of a weapon

Class B Felony

  • Criminal possession of a dangerous weapon in the first degree
  • Criminal use of a firearm in the first degree
  • Criminal sale of a firearm in the first degree

How gun crimes can escalate a criminal charge

Having possession of a gun in the commission of another crime can escalate your legal situation. For example, if you have a gun or weapon during an assault, you could face a more severe charge of aggravated assault. If you were committing the crime of larceny, the possession of a gun or weapon could upgrade the offense to robbery.

Contact a Long Island attorney to fight for you

If you are facing a gun crime charge, you have a serious situation on your hands. You need an effective attorney to guide you through your legal matter and passionately advocate on your behalf. Grunwald & Seman, P.C. knows what it takes to construct a powerful defense for our clients. If you need our quality legal services regarding gun crimes, contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. today.