Charged With A Weapons Offense?
Maybe you are licensed to carry a gun in another state and simply did not know the rules in New York or New Jersey. Or perhaps, concerned for your own safety, you carried a weapon without a license in your car for protection, without ever intending to use it. Regardless of how you came to face a weapons charge, it is clear that you need a knowledgeable attorney on your side.
At Albert Buzzetti & Associates, we vigorously defend clients against a range of weapons charges. Our lawyers have extensive trial preparation and litigation experience and are ready to fight for your rights. Contact us at 201-308-5313 or 866-237-8202 to meet with our legal team today.
We Are Knowledgeable About State-Specific Weapons Laws
Our skilled criminal defense attorneys represent individuals charged with weapons crimes, including:
- Possession of an unregistered gun
- Possession of a gun without a permit
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Criminal possession of a weapon
While most weapons crimes involve guns, they can also refer to other dangerous objects, including knives, billy clubs, brass knuckles and switchblades. The specific type of weapon involved in the charge, as well as where the weapon was discovered, contributes to whether the offense is classified as a felony or misdemeanor.
While the charges in both felonies and misdemeanors are similar, the penalties vary drastically. A misdemeanor weapons crime can result in heavy fines, while a felony can lead to a prison sentence.
Challenging The Prosecution’s Case On Your Behalf
As your attorneys, we will investigate all aspects of your arrest. We will carefully review the prosecution’s evidence and testimony, looking for holes in its argument. Our legal team will also work to determine whether the weapon was operable and if the arresting officer violated your constitutional rights in any way.
Contact us online to meet with our criminal defense team. From our offices in Manhattan and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, we defend clients throughout New York City’s five boroughs and communities from Paramus and Paterson to Fort Lee and Newark. Our team is fluent in Spanish, Korean, Italian, Greek and Croatian, as well as English.