Possession of a gun, knife or other illegal weapon can lead to serious criminal charges in both the New York and Federal system. A weapons charge can drastically increase the length of a prison sentence or require a mandatory minimum sentence. Many offenses involving a weapon will be counted as a violent felony, which can significantly increase penalties.
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In order to avoid a lengthy prison sentence for a weapons charge you need to pursue every line of defense when fighting a weapons charge. For example, in some cases the weapon may have been obtained during an illegal search. You are entitled to a hearing to determine the legality of the search. An experience attorney is needed to give you the best chance at suppressing the weapon.
Law Offices of Daniel A. McGuinness, PC has a demonstrated history of success defending against weapons charges. Contact us for a free consult for your case.