Binghamton Weapons Charge Defense Attorneys
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If you live in New York, understanding more about the weapons charges you may be facing is essential. There are a wide variety of weapon charges that individuals can face in Upstate New York, and many people don't even realize what these include.
Even things like not having the proper license to carry a firearm, having an unlicensed gun outside of your home/office, or having a loaded gun could result in a felony charge and time spent in jail. Binghamton is extremely tough on gun crimes and will try and press for the maximum punishment possible. This is why it's essential to hire an experienced and aggressive lawyer to represent you if you're in this type of situation.
To learn more about your case, contact our weapons charge defense lawyers in Binghamton today.
It's important to realize that felony charges in New York are more common than you may think. You could end up being charged a felony for even just possessing something like an assault rifle, automatic weapon, or military-style gun. It's also possible that you would face felony charges for possessing a pistol magazine that had more than ten rounds inside of it.
Prohibited Firearm Use
The crimes below are class D felonies, but only if they were used to put person(s) in danger or in the commission of a crime. Otherwise, they will be classified as Class E, which means that no person(s) were endangered.
Class D felonies for prohibited firearm use include:
- Firing a weapon intentionally while at a train or railway.
- Firing a weapon intentionally at a stationary, moving, or in-flight aircraft.
- Firing a weapon intentionally at a stationary or moving locomotive, a car, a bus, or a vehicle on the public highway, railway, or railroad.
- Class A misdemeanors include:
- Firing a weapon intentionally while in Broome County.
- Firing a weapon intentionally while in a public area.
- Firing a weapon intentionally where it could endanger another person.
- Firing a weapon intentionally within a quarter-mile of a school building that is occupied.
- Aiming a weapon intentionally at another person, even without malice. It doesn't matter if this results in injury or not.
- Hunting in a county that is entirely enclosed in city limits.
Partner with a Weapon Charges Defense Team
Our Binghamton weapons charge defense lawyers are experienced, aggressive, and dedicated. We want to provide you with a strong legal strategy tailored to your unique needs, and we will make sure that you have everything you need to defend your charges specifically. Remember, if you don't hire professional lawyers then you could end up risking your livelihood as you know it.
New York weapons charges should be treated seriously, whether you're facing a Class E felony or a Class A misdemeanor. We serve clients all throughout Broome County, so call us at (607) 367-7055 to get answers to all of your questions.