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Weapons Possession in Nassau County

Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer

While many people associate weapons possession charges with firearms, under the right circumstances, having knives, razors, or another type of blade may result in a criminal weapon possession charge. Under the laws of New York, a person is in possession of a weapon if it is deemed to be in his or her dominion or control.

This does not mean you must have the weapon physically on your person – you may be found to possess a weapon even if it is only in your home or your car. Additionally, New York law subscribes to the theory of presumptive possession, which means that multiple people can be found guilty of possessing a single weapon.

Any person charged with possession of an unlicensed weapon faces significant jail time, a minimum of 3 1/2 years for gun possession and potentially large monetary fines.

Because the laws that govern weapons possession cases are complex and the associated penalties are so dire, the services of a trained Nassau County criminal defense attorney can make all the difference. We can evaluate the circumstances of your case and recite the facts in an advantageous way. Prosecutors and police are experienced in putting people away for weapons possession, and the advice and advocacy of an attorney can help you mount the most effective legal defense possible.

Need an attorney to defend your charges in Nassau County?

Are you looking for a lawyer to defend your weapons charges in Nassau County? Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C. is a team of legal professionals dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been charged with a crime. Our attorneys know the weapons possession laws of New York, and we have the experience and dedication needed to help anyone accused of violating those laws.

If you have been charged with possession of a weapon of any kind, call our office today so that we can help you defend yourself and protect your rights.

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