Weapons such as firearms are heavily regulated in the United States because they can be used to cause such damage to the lives of others. It’s not uncommon for firearms and other weapons to be sold illegally, outside of the boundaries set by the law. This is especially true in areas like Queens where the criminal sale of a weapon charge is far too common. New York is one place where the criminal sale of a weapon is ALWAYS a felony charge, so that means you’re already facing more than a year in prison, heavy fines, and potential loss of your freedom to ever own firearms again for the rest of your life.
This emphasizes how seriously New York cities take these crimes. If you’re charged with the criminal sale of a weapon, you’re going to need to contact one of our lawyers immediately. Nothing else is going to help you out of this situation. Hoping won’t help. Pretending it’s not happening won’t help. The only thing that will help is getting on the phone to one of our lawyers and letting us take over and ease your mind. There are ways to defend this charge and we can help you.
Penal law codes for the criminal sale of a weapon (firearm) outlines everything you need to know about what definition is used to charge someone with this crime. The penalties are steep. Divided by many degrees, the example here is for the long list of firearm classifications that can land you in trouble for a criminal sale. Perhaps the best way to guard against this charge is to KNOW the law very well if you’re going to own and sell guns.
Unfortunately far too many offenders aren’t aware of the extensiveness of the law when it comes to dangerous weapons, especially in New York. You might think you’re doing nothing wrong when in fact, you’ve just committed a felony. This is a sad situation, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There are many available defenses for this crime and we can help you successfully defend yourself in court. We take care of everything about your case, right down to the defense that we’ll use to help you stay out of jail.
Perhaps the first and best defense against this charge is that you didn’t meet all of the requires set forth in the statutes. Sometimes ignorance of the law alone can help a defense team tilt the jury to your side. After all, the consequences for these crimes are horrifically serious, and it’s never preferable to send a defendant to jail if there is reasonable doubt that they might not be guilty of the crime they’re accused.
We’ll have the best experts on your case and construct a defense that will stand up before the court, strong and powerful. We’ve helped so many clients who at one point thought their case was hopeless. Never assume that you’re guilty of the crime you’re accused. Many times, there is an element missing from your crime that means it matches a lesser crime or perhaps even that no crime was committed at all.
We are a group of dedicated lawyers who have combined decades of experience. If there’s a particular scenario of criminal sale of a weapon, we’ve encountered it over our many years in the courtroom. We’ve seen it all and we’ve beat the odds thousands of times over the years. No matter what the circumstances behind your case, we can help you.
Having a lawyer on your team already relieves a lot of stress about your case. You can ask questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whenever you have questions. You’ll be able to tell YOUR side of the story and have a compassionate, knowledgeable legal team on your side throughout every battle ahead. If you’ve been charged with criminal sale of a weapon, there’s no time to lose. Give our law offices a call and let us set up a consultation. It’s the best decision you’ll ever make.