New York Firearm & Weapon Charges Attorneys
Challenging Weapon-Related Offenses in Nassau County & Suffolk County
Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP is a renowned and respected law firm that can deliver the level of legal counsel you need in the face of weapon or firearm charges. Our partners and attorneys are recognized thought leaders in the legal field and have over 200 years of combined experience in the fields of criminal defense, civil rights violations, and litigation at both the state and federal level. Our multi-faceted approach to legal counsel is based on our attorneys’ diverse professional backgrounds as former prosecutors and judges, educators, Supreme Court litigators, and appellate attorneys.
For a free, confidential review of your case, call our New York weapon charges lawyers at (888) 779-0267. We serve Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as the entire tri-state area.
Illegally Possessing a Firearm or Weapon in New York
Some of the most serious charges in the state of New York, and particularly in New York City, involve the illegal possession of firearms and weapons. The penalties associated with these charges are severe and have lasting consequences. Without a criminal defense attorney who has significant experience in defending against charges for illegal possession of a firearm or weapon, you may be facing extensive fines and imprisonment.
To be charged with illegally possessing a firearm, the prosecution must show that you knowingly possessed a firearm.
New York law applies the following definitions for illegal possession of a firearm:
- Knowingly – The individual is aware that the firearm is in his or her possession.
- Possessed – The individual has actual or constructive control over the firearm.
- Firearm – A broad range of weapons are covered under the state’s definition of a firearm.
In addition to the illegal possession of a firearm, New York law provides for several charges for illegal possession of a weapon. The list of weapons covered under New York is extensive, including daggers, ballistic knives, gravity knives, and other “weapons.”
Defending Clients from the Hudson to the Hamptons
In addition to handling cases involving firearm or weapon possession, our criminal defense attorneys offer skilled counsel related to weapons trafficking, the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime (robbery, aggravated assault, etc.), unlawful sale of firearms, and all other state and federal weapon-related charges. We work with a team of experts in various fields, allowing us to develop strategic defenses aimed at achieving a favorable outcome for each unique case.
A Nationwide Influence
Barket Epstein's attorneys are regularly featured in the media to discuss their recent cases or offer insight on current events.
Over Two Centuries of Combined Experience
Barket Epstein has 13 attorneys who collectively bring over 200 years of experience to each case. Our team is comprised of former judges, former prosecutors, professors and true thought leaders in our fields.
A Comprehensive Team Approach
Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.
Thousands of Cases Handled
Our Criminal Defense team has represented over 1,000 clients with charges ranging from DWI to homicide.
Three Convenient Office Locations
Our firm offers clients three convenient locations in Garden City, Manhattan, and Huntington.