Gun and Weapon Crimes

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Gun & Weapons Crimes Defense in Westchester County

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Understanding the laws in Westchester County surrounding Gun Crimes and Weapons Charges is vital if you have been arrested and charged with these serious crimes. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor for criminally possessing a switchblade knife or a gravity knife, or you are charged with a felony for criminally possessing a loaded gun, pistol, revolver, or firearm outside your home or place of business without a permit, the skilled weapons charge lawyers at Riebling & Payton, PLLC are prepared to provide you with quality representation to protect you and your rights.

If you or someone you care about is being investigated, has been arrested, or has been charged with a weapons or firearm related offense, do not hesitate to call (914) 712-6878 and get assistance from our Westchester County criminal defense attorneys.

2 Most Common Gun Crimes in New York

  1. Possession of an unlicensed firearm - Mere possession of an unlicensed loaded firearm outside your home or place of business is a felony and carries a maximum sentence of three and a half years if convicted. If you possess an unlicensed loaded firearm in your home or place of business it is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail.
  2. Possession of an assault weapon - If you possess an assault weapon anywhere, regardless if it is loaded or not, it’s a felony.

Weapon Crimes Combined with Other Criminal Charges

If a weapon related offense is combined with another type of criminal charge, such as a violent crime, sex offense, theft crime, or murder, you may be facing more serious consequences. Whether you are facing a number of charges or one weapon charge, our Westchester County criminal defense attorneys are here to help.

There are a number of different types of weapon related crimes, including:

  • Possession of unregistered firearms
  • Unlawful use of any type of firearm
  • Possession of a deadly weapon
  • Illegal firearm possession

Typical Criminal Possession of a Weapon statutes charged in Westchester County, include:

Providing Defense for the Accused

It is in your best interests to retain a capable Westchester County weapon crimes defense lawyer as soon as possible. With a former prosecutor on our team and an unmatched record of trial success, our attorneys knows how important it is to consolidate relevant information as quickly as possible. If you or someone you know has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon in Westchester County, New York City, Bronx County, or the surrounding areas, it is absolutely vital that you seek legal representation right away.

The weapons lawyers at Riebling & Payton, PLLC, provide the kind of highly-skilled and aggressive criminal defense representation you need to overcome your charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Our team will need to gather all of the necessary evidence and speak with you directly in order to build an effective plan of defense. The sooner you make an appointment to speak with our firm, the better.

Schedule a free case consultation when you call our office today at (914) 712-6878to speak with a weapons crime lawyer near you.

New York Weapons Charge FAQ

What are the potential consequences of a weapons conviction?

The consequences of a weapons or gun conviction can be severe and may include imprisonment, fines, loss of the right to possess firearms, and damage to your reputation and future opportunities. It is crucial to have skilled legal representation to defend against these charges and minimize the potential consequences.

Can I face federal charges for weapons offenses?

Yes, certain weapon crimes may be prosecuted at the federal level, particularly if the offense involves crossing state lines, trafficking firearms across state borders, or violating federal firearms laws. Our attorneys are experienced in handling both state and federal weapon crime cases and can provide effective representation in either jurisdiction.


What defense strategies are used in weapon crime cases?

Defense strategies in weapon crime cases may vary depending on the specific circumstances of each case. Common defense strategies may include challenging the legality of the search or seizure that led to the discovery of the weapon, disputing the ownership or possession of the weapon, or arguing self-defense or justification.


Can weapons charges be expunged from my record?

In some cases, it may be possible to have weapons charges expunged or sealed from your criminal record, particularly for certain non-violent offenses or for individuals who were wrongfully accused. Our attorneys can evaluate your eligibility for expungement and guide you through the process to clear your record.