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.
Perlmutter & McGuinness, P.C. has a demonstrated history of success defending against weapons charges. Contact us for a free consult for your case.