New York State is known for its tough prosecution of weapons crimes. In 2019 there were 2,784 firearm arrests alone – and those were related just to violent crimes. Charges for illegal possession or use of a weapon are very serious and are often compounded by other types of accusations, such as assault, public endangerment, burglary and homicide. Criminal possession of firearms and other dangerous weapons are identified under Article 265 of New York’s penal code. They include, but are not limited to:
- Firearms and silencers.
- Explosive weapons and improvised explosive devices.
- Armor-piercing ammunition.
- Brass knuckles, and more.
The weapons charges lawyers of D’Emilia Law – Paul D’Emilia and Kendra Monte – have decades of experience handling weapons crimes. They prosecuted countless weapons cases during their years at the Kings County District Attorney’s office before building their successful defense firm. D’Emilia Law may be able to help get your charges reduced or dismissed.
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The D’Emilia Law team can help you navigate through the complexities of a criminal weapons charges. They have an intimate knowledge of the various tactics police and prosecutors use when gathering evidence and questioning suspects and witnesses.
The firm’s lawyers have also represented defendants who were unaware that certain collectibles and gifts need to be registered. For example, collectible shop items such as nunchucks, Kung Fu stars and cane swords are all illegal. If not properly explained to a judge, the consequences for owning and harming another person with these weapons can be severe.
A weapons felony or misdemeanor conviction in New York can result in:
- Prison time (from 1-4 years),
- Community service,
- Confiscation, and
- Thousands of dollars in fines
When faced with a charge or arrest, the future suddenly becomes uncertain. Remain calm and silent, and hire weapons lawyers who can craft the best defense.
Decades of prosecution experience puts D’Emilia Law at an advantageous position when we accept a case. We collaborate frequently with expert witnesses, which enables us to anticipate the actions of the opposing side. From this insider’s perspective, we can build an even stronger defense for you.
As leading New York weapons lawyers, D’Emilia and Monte continually build their record of acquittals, reduced charges and successful appeals. D’Emilia Law has demonstrated where inaccurate claims, misunderstandings and unreliable eyewitness accounts can influence weapons charges.
Before you take any other action, you should contact D’Emilia Law for the best possible defense strategy and representation.