Brooklyn Weapons Charges

The state of New York is aggressive in the prosecution of individuals charged with weapons offenses. If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to have an experienced attorney by your side to protect your rights in an otherwise unforgiving process.

I am attorney Wilson LaFaurie, and I defend clients in New York City who have been charged with all types of weapons crimes, including:

  • Criminal possession of a weapon
  • Criminal use of a firearm
  • Criminal sale of a firearm

As a former prosecutor, I understand both sides of a weapons case. I can use that knowledge to build a compelling and aggressive defense on your behalf. Whether your charges involve firearms, knives or other weapons, I can use my knowledge and experience to build your case. Please contact my Brooklyn law office online today to schedule a free consultation.

Traveling With A Firearm At A New York Airport

New York has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, and many of them are applied very rigidly. This is particularly true for out-of-state travelers who often run into severe legal trouble when attempting to bring guns safely into our state.

It happens all too often: gun owners who carry permits to legally possess their firearms in their home state board a plane, following all federal guidelines related to checking, locking and transporting a weapon. Upon arrival in New York, however, they are arrested for lacking the permit to transport or carry a weapon in our state.

Although the defendant had no intention to cause harm, or even any knowledge that his or her actions were illegal, he or she could face significant consequences. The mandatory minimum sentence for criminal possession of a weapon calls for at least three-and-a-half years in prison, even for those who have no criminal record.

If you have been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, either as an out-of-state traveler or a local resident, it is extremely important that you seek out assistance from a skilled criminal defense attorney.

Weapons Charges? Here's How I Can Help.

A weapons charge in New York may be considered a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. However serious your charges, remember that there are potentially several defense options available. You are innocent until proven guilty, a right that I will exercise to the fullest extent possible.

As a criminal defense attorney, I defend clients who have been charged with misdemeanor, felony, state and federal weapons charges. Without experienced representation, you may be facing jail or prison time, loss of firearm rights, loss of child custody rights, immigration consequences, probation and other life-changing penalties.

My goal is to help you avoid these penalties to the greatest extent possible. When you work with my law firm, I will thoroughly investigate your case, examining every possible avenue for defense. As your attorney I will meet with you frequently to develop an effective defense strategy based on your unique circumstances. Whether we resolve your case at trial or negotiate for a favorable plea bargain, I will stand by you every step of the way, helping you make the decisions that will most benefit your future.

Facing gun charges in New York? Find out more about specific charges, penalties and how a criminal defense attorney can help you.

Free Consultation With an NYC Weapons Offense Lawyer

If you are facing weapons charges, you are facing serious consequences. It is important to work with a skilled criminal defense attorney who can help you protect your rights and interests.

To schedule a consultation at my Brooklyn law office, please call 917-817-4142 or contact me online. A free consultation is available to discuss your charges and legal options. Se habla español.