Gun Laws in New York
New York State’s gun laws are amongst the strictest in the country. Obtaining a firearm (especially in New York City) is excessively difficult, and penalties incurred for carrying a concealed firearm are particularly draconian.
For example, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit is a Class-A misdemeanor in the state of New York. Doing so could earn you up to one year in jail, along with heavy fines and probation, even for first time offenders. Criminal possession of a firearm, a more serious offense, could mean up to 15 years in prison.
Which means, if you’ve been caught with a concealed firearm, it is in your best interest to enlist the help of legal professionals and attempt to soften the intensity of your charge. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we can evaluate your case and provide you with legal strategies that will shave years off your potential jail and/or probation sentences.
While the most serious jail sentences apply to those carrying firearms without a permit, these laws do also pertain to other deadly weapons such as: knives, explosives, etc.
How We Can Help You
The legal team at Kaplan Lawyers PC is well-versed in the intricacies of concealed weapon law. We also understand that accidents do happen. For instance, not everybody knows that gun laws vary state-to-state, and that New York does not honor the regulations beheld in other states. Which means if someone travels to New York from a state where carrying a concealed weapon is permissible, they may be unaware that by crossing borders they have unintentionally broken the law. While unfamiliarity with the law does not except you from the law, Kaplan Lawyers will argue on your behalf, and help a judge come to understand your mistake.
There are certain other limitations that may not be abundantly clear to all gun-carriers. For instance, schools, schoolyards and some federal buildings / grounds are gun free zones. Even with the proper permits and paperwork, civilians are not allowed to carry guns in these areas.
If you were caught carrying a firearm that was unlicensed entirely, we may still be able to help you. We can help lessen the charges levied against you and will work determinedly to reduce any fees and fines that’ve been imposed.
Have Questions About New York Concealed Carry Law? Contact Us Today
Judges may try and pin additional charges to you if they believe your possession of a concealed weapon was criminal in nature. Don’t let a simple possession charge turn into conspiracy or attempted murder charges. Contact Kaplan Lawyers PC today for a free consultation. We can talk about your options, and how we’ll proceed. Our knowledgeable team of attorneys will stand alongside you throughout the duration of your legal process.
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan has focused his career on advancing his legal knowledge though the day to day practice of law. Jared is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC in Syosset, New York and has been a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years. His career started in litigation, so Jared is aware of the pitfalls in litigation and uses that knowledge in the representation of his clients in complex matters. [ Attorney Bio ]