The best criminal defense attorneys and lawyers know that the laws regarding Criminal Possession of a Weapon as it relates to loaded firearms, guns, pistols and revolvers in New York are some of the strictest and most severe in the nation. Unless you can either beat the case or work out a favorable disposition, if your are charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon for possessing a loaded firearm outside your home or place of business and you do not have a permit to do so…you will face a minimum of 3.5 years in prison if convicted. It is just that simple.
Fortunately, the NY criminal defense lawyers and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC have handled a significant number of these cases from both the defense and law enforcement side giving us a unique perspective on weapon crimes. This experience and knowledge was recently put to the test for the second time in as many weeks and once again we got a tremendous result.
Our client, a woman from the West Coast, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon for possessing a loaded firearm outside her home and without a permit in New York. Although she lacked the permit in New York, we were able to establish that our client purchased the gun legally, had a permit in her home state, lacked a criminal record, and other mitigating factors. Without going into specific details (our “trade secrets” one might say!!!) we were able to negotiate a non-criminal deal for our client despite the fact that she was alleged to have physically possessed the loaded pistol. That’s right – no criminal record or jail at all…not even a day of community service!
As I always note, the results in one particular case do not guarantee the same results on a different case with the same or similar charges. What Crotty Saland PC does guarantee, however, is that we will tenaciously fight for our clients, utilize our traning and experience as prosecutors and defense attorneys, and work with you to put forth a compelling defense to maintain your freedom, integrity and livelihood.