Knife / Weapon Possession Appearance Ticket Lawyer
If you or a loved one is under investigation or has been issued a Desk
Appearance Ticket for possessing an illegal knife or other weapon, then
contact New York City Criminal Defense Lawyer Lance L. Fletcher as soon
as possible. Without proper legal representation, you may be forced into
a oppressive sentence if convicted which may consist of jail, probation,
fines, restitution, immigration consequences, and a permanent criminal
conviction on your record.
Generally, a person is guilty of misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon
when he/she possesses a prohibited type of weapon. Gravity knifes, switch
blades, black jacks, and other specific items are prohibited by law. You
may also be charged with this offense for possessing a permitted item,
such as a bottle, if you are using it in a threatening way.
Gravity Knifes. Were you issued an Appearance Ticket for possessing a gravity knife? You
may not have realized that there was such a thing. A gravity knife is
a knife who's blade opens and locks into place by centrifugal force
(flicking). These knifes may be sold by reputable stores, so call us immediately
to explore your options if you have been charged with this offense.
Criminal possession of a weapon is a class A misdemeanor and is punishable
by up to one year in jail.
Contact New York City Criminal Defense Attorney Lance L. Fletcher as soon
as possible if you or someone you know has been issued a Desk Appearance
Ticket for criminal possession of a weapon. His office takes immediate
action to see that your rights are protected and to ensure that you cases
is properly handled. Mr. Fletcher, a former prosecutor, will thoroughly
evaluate your case. This evaluation routinely discovers defenses or deficiencies
in the State's case against you. If you did not actually possess the
weapon or if the State improperly handled the alleged weapon, your case
may be dismissible. Many other defenses exist but the sooner you consult
an attorney, the better your outcome.
Contact us immediately if you have been accused or issued a desk appearance
ticket for criminal possession of a weapon