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Don’t Lose Your Future Due To Weapons Charges

Law enforcement has been cracking down on crimes involving firearms and other weapons. If arrested for a gun crime or a similar charge, the state might try to make an example of you. In addition to expensive fines, probation and incarceration, you could lose your right to own a firearm in the future.

We can help. We are Lorenzo Napolitano, Attorney at Law, a law firm serving clients in Rochester and the surrounding Upstate area. Our attorney, Lorenzo Napolitano, has successfully protected the rights of numerous gun owners and other clients in a range of serious cases. With more than 15 years of experience in criminal law, he dedicates his personal attention to helping you secure a positive outcome.

What To Know About Gun And Weapons Charges

Under New York state law, a wide range of objects count as weapons. There are two broad categories for weapons:

  • Dangerous instruments: Dangerous instruments are items that can cause injury or death depending on how you use them. They can include pipes, crowbars, baseball bats, kitchen utensils and shop tools.
  • Deadly weapons: A deadly weapon is an item intended for the purpose of harming or killing someone. Examples include firearms, knives, switchblades, brass or metal knuckles, clubs and machetes.

If you do not have a previous violent offense on your criminal record, the court will likely impose a lighter sentence such as a fine or probation. One or more prior offenses, though, could land you in hot water. Without an attorney to defend you, you face a higher likelihood of jail time.

Take Action To Protect Your Future

The sooner you contact us, the sooner Mr. Napolitano can begin your defense strategy. He provides free initial consultations, so you can sit down with him in person, over the phone or virtually to discuss your situation. To request your consultation, call 585-512-8185 or send us an email.