New York Weapons Charges Lawyer
Experienced Criminal Lawyer Defending Against Weapons Charges in New York
If you have been charged with a possession of a weapon in New York, 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 be finally be able to relax when you hire New York weapons charges lawyer Carl Spector to fight for you.
Always consult with an experienced New York weapons charges lawyer, even If you are charged with a non-criminal offense
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 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 a 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.
New York Criminal Lawyer Carl Spector recently represented an individual that had a violation of for brass knuckles. He was charged under the Penal Law Section 265.01 and was given a Desk Appearance Ticket. New York Criminal Lawyer Carl Spector was able to successfully get that misdemeanor removed so that he did not have a criminal record.
Attorney Carl Spector encourages people to take a look at any documents they receive from the police and to seriously consider having a consultation with an experienced New York Criminal Lawyer. Attorney Spector offers free consultations to individuals, so that they know what they’re facing, and they know what their options are.
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.
- Dismissal of Charges
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.
Depending on the charges against you and your previous criminal record, your attorney may be able to meet with the judge hearing your case and the district attorney prosecuting and negotiate an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, or ACD. This is like a “diversion.” You will not be convicted, but you will have to stay out of any further trouble, and possibly face non-criminal penalties, including fines and/or community service. After a certain period of time, if you don’t run into any further trouble, the charges will be, essentially, dismissed. You will not have a criminal record.
Outside these two scenarios, there is no way to expunge a record in New York State. Neither does the law does allow for any retroactive action to “seal” a valid conviction.
If you have been charged with possession of a weapon in New York and want to have the charged dropped, contact experienced New York Weapon Charge Lawyer Carl Spector to fight for you!