Dealing with Weapons Charges
If you are dealing with weapons charges in New York, just know that this is a non-criminal offense but can lead to a misdemeanor and a fine of $300. New York Criminal Lawyer Carl Spector has successfully represented individuals in New York who have been charged with a weapons possession for over 28 years. You will finally be able to relax when you hire New York weapons charges lawyer Carl Spector to fight for you.
Dealing with Weapons Charges | Types of Charges
To be charged with a weapons charge the law requires the weapon to be present in open view, in a public place. This could be a public park or a public street. New York weapons charges lawyer Carl Spector has handled over a thousand cases and can defend you in your weapons charge offense.
New York Criminal Lawyer Carl Spector recently represented an individual, where his client had an altercation with a neighbor about loud music and he happened to have the kitchen knife in his hand. The client wasn’t threatening anybody, but he did have it in his hand and then he did put it down. The police did see that he had a knife but he wasn’t threatening anybody. They charged him with this Administrative Code violation. After extensive research and discussion with the client, New York weapons charges lawyer Carl Spector determined that this would be a perfect case to argue and to fight because he was not in a public area.
Attorney Carl Spector knows that a weapons charge is a misdemeanor and could have a significant impact on somebody’s criminal record and therefore a significant impact on their future. Weapons charge offenses cover all sorts of potential “weapons.” It could be possession of a handgun, electronic stun gun, knife, any type of metal knuckles, Billy jack, or metal knuckles.
Dealing with Weapons Charges | Cleaning Your Criminal Record
Even if you’ve paid your fines, served your jail time, finished your community service, and satisfied all the court’s conditions, your legal troubles might not be “over.” A conviction can follow you for years, or even a lifetime, affecting your personal life and career.
There was a time when New York allowed convicted individuals to have records “sealed,” inaccessible to all but law enforcement officials and select others, but this isn’t the case anymore. Now, in New York State, there are only two ways to keep charges off your record. If the court dismisses your charges, this is the same as expungement. You would not have to file any additional paperwork to “clean” your record, because in the eyes of the New York State courts, your record was never marked.
If you are dealing with weapons charges in New York and want to have the charged dropped, contact experienced New York criminal defense attorney Carl Spector to fight for you!