New York Weapons Possession Lawyer Defense Solutions from the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC In the state of New York, criminal possession of a weapon is covered by Article 265 of the New York State Penal Code. This is an offense which is viewed as being especially serious, evident by the presence of specific mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines. Criminal possession of a weapon is considered a very serious and violent offense. If you have been charged with this crime, it is essential that you get the help of a New York criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. We Set the Bar Others Strive to Reach Under Article 265, a firearm is defined as follows: A rifle A pistol A revolver A shotgun An assault rifle If you have been accused or arrested for possession of any of the above,contact our New York criminal defense lawyer right away. Time is of the essence. Possible Penalties In the state of New York, criminal possession of a switchblade, gravity knife, or other sharp implement which could cause serious harm is punishable by up to a year in jail and is defined as “Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.” While this crime is “merely” a misdemeanor, if found guilty of carrying a loaded gun without proper permits, you could be charged with “Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.” To illustrate how serious this crime is considered in New York, it carries a minimum sentence of 3.5 years of incarceration, even if this is your first time ever being arrested. Get Your Free Consultation If you are facing a weapons possession charge, it is essential that you reach our aggressive New York criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in pursuing a personalized defense solution for these crimes. The Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC is experienced from handling thousands of similar crimes and is ready to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the options for defending your weapons possession charge. Reach our team at (718) 878-3781.