In New York What Am I Charged With If I Was Arrested For Having A Gun In My Car?
I was parked in a parking lot and a cop pulled behind me and said he smelled marijuana and alcohol in the car. I said I didn’t consent to any searches and he said he was going to search anyway. I told him there was a handgun in the car after that I was under arrest. What would I be charged with?
From the facts you set forth it sounds like you my be charged with criminal possession of a weapon and perhaps criminal use of a firearm, among other charges. In New York there is a legal presumption that allows the police to charge all of the occupants of the car if the gun is recovered in the cabin of the vehicle, unless it is found on one of the occupants.