Weapons charges can result in serious charges and consequences. Simply possessing a gun in New York City in public without a valid in-state permit is a crime. You do not need to show it to anyone or threaten anyone with it. Simply having a gun in public without a permit is sufficient for you to be charged with a crime and a top charge that carries a minimum sentence of 3½ years.
We can help you fight charges such as:
- Criminal possession of a weapon
- Felon in possession
- Criminal sale of a firearm
Police will sometimes charge everyone in a car or a room with a gun found in that room even though all of the evidence points to that gun only belonging to one person. It is important to aggressively attack this over-inclusion at the outset of a case and prevent such charges from going too far.
Recent scientific advances make it easier to prove one’s innocence in gun cases. It is not uncommon for someone who carries a gun to leave their DNA on the gun. A failure by the police or the prosecution to submit a weapon for testing or show that the accused has left their DNA on a gun can be used to prove their innocence.
Airport Weapons Offenses
For many gun owners, what may seem like a routine connecting flight can spell trouble when they land in New York. Our gun laws are much stricter than in other parts of the country and when gun owners fly through LaGuardia or JFK, they can find themselves facing weapons charges.
We offer a strong defense against weapons charges for our out-of-state clients. We also work to minimize the necessity for costly return trips.
Skilled Defense From A Former Manhattan Prosecutor
At The Law Offices of Jeffrey Chabrowe, our firm delivers highly effective defense against weapons charges for our clients. With almost 20 years of experience on both sides of the courtroom, attorney Jeffrey Chabrowe can help you fight to avoid a conviction on weapons charges. As a former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, he understands how prosecutors think and approach their cases. He uses that perspective to build cases that protect his clients.
To learn about some of the high-profile cases Jeffrey Chabrowe has been involved with, review our In the Press page.