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New York Weapons Possession

illegal hand gunsOn both Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County) and in the City of New York (the counties of the Bronx, Queens, Kings, Richmond and New York counties) law enforcement agencies are aggressively prosecuting crimes involving illegal hand guns.

The crime involving the possession of an illegal handgun is technically called Criminal Possession of a Weapon. Weapons that fall into this category involve knives, switchblades, billy clubs, brass knuckles, swords, nunchucks, and gravity knives. Although criminal possession of a weapon is also vigorously prosecuted in the five Boroughs of the City of New York, individuals charged in Nassau and Suffolk counties may receive harsher sentences, should they be convicted. The current mandatory sentence in New York is a minimum of 3 ½ years in prison if you are convicted of a felony involving gun possession.

Our New York and Long Island Criminal Attorneys are available to meet with you to discuss how to avoid long prison sentences involved with the criminal charges of possession of a weapon. We seek to have these charges reduced from felonies to misdemeanors. In cases involving weapons, our skilled and experienced attorneys give individual attention to each case. In some cases, an affirmative defense, called "transitory possession of a weapon" can be presented. Should you be charged with possession of a weapon, you need experienced attorneys. Our New York and Long Island Criminal Defense Attorneys are available weekdays and weekends to meet your needs. Call us. We will help you.

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If you need legal help with a criminal matter, call our law firm for immediate assistance, day or night. Our phones are answered 24/7. At The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo, our criminal defense attorneys make arrangements for bail, may be able to vacate an arrest warrant and will fight to reduce the charges against you. Regardless of the charges filed against you, the focus of our criminal defense is aggressive protection of your legal rights and seeking a quick and fair resolution of your case.

Decades of experience dealing with criminal matters and our attorneys’ familiarity with the New York criminal justice system can make a crucial difference in the outcome of your case.

When you are dealing with criminal allegations, before you talk to anyone-even the police-call our law firm at (800) 344-6431, (718) 350-2802 or (516) 561-6645. Our attorneys stand ready to take your side and employ our expertise on your behalf. Se habla Español.

The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo has offices in Lynbrook, Queens, and Suffolk County, and we represent individuals throughout the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island NY, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County; and NYC’s five boroughs of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, NY.

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