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.