Have you been charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit? Don’t wait. Call now.
Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) without a permit is a serious crime in New York. You could face Felony charges for doing something you did not even know was illegal.
For more than 25 years, Lawyer Norman Mattar has defended people accused of gun charges such as Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Buffalo and Western New York. We often represent people from out of state who run afoul of New York’s Gun Laws. Many of the people we represent have never been in trouble with the law before. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
How can you be charged with carrying a concealed weapon?
In New York, you need a CCW permit to carry a loaded handgun outside your home or business. Even if you have a permit to carry a handgun in another state, that permit is not valid in New York. CCW charges usually involve handguns, but may also apply to other weapons like switchblades, blackjacks and brass knuckles.
Penalties for a concealed carry conviction
New York’s gun laws are among the strictest in the nation. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be charged with a Misdemeanor or a Felony. If you are a felon in possession, you could face a mandatory prison sentence under Federal Law.
What are some defenses for a concealed carry charge?
Defenses in weapons cases often revolve around search and seizure issues. Did police have the right to stop you and search your vehicle or person? If not, the gun evidence may be suppressed. Before you plead guilty to any weapons offense, you should discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.
If you’ve been charged for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, call now to set up a consultation.
For more information about Carrying a Concealed Weapon charges in New York, call 716-633-4300 to discuss your case with Defense Lawyer Norman Mattar.