Protecting You Against Gun Charges
The SAFE Act is a game-changer when it comes to gun charges in New York. If you face gun-related charges, it is crucial to have an experienced defense lawyer defending your rights now and preserving your Second Amendment rights in the future.
At the Law Office of Adam J. Willman, we provide people in Rochester and throughout upstate New York with a fierce defense against gun-related criminal charges. You can rely on us to limit your exposure to jail time, fines and other consequences of a criminal conviction.
What Is The SAFE Act?
The goal of the SAFE Act is to make New York a safer place to live by “preventing criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying guns.” This is a worthy goal in theory. In practice, it leaves gun owners walking a tight rope knowing that a wide variety of criminal convictions or failures to comply with the act’s requirements can result in losing their right to bear arms in New York state. Requirements include:
- Passing a background check through National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in order to purchase a gun
- Recertifying handgun permits every five years
- Reporting lost or stolen guns within 24 hours
The best way to avoid becoming one of the “criminals” that the state wants to stop from owning a gun is to take all criminal charges seriously. You can rely on attorney Adam Willman to protect your rights – including your right to bear arms by pursuing a dismissal of the charges you face or, when necessary, negotiating an outcome that does not result in you losing your right to own a gun.
Our Gun Charges Defense Practice
We defend against a wide range of felony and misdemeanor gun-related charges, including:
- Criminal possession of a firearm
- Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds
- Criminal use of a firearm
- Criminal sale of a firearm
A former criminal prosecutor, Adam Willman understands both sides of these criminal cases. He will use his knowledge of the criminal justice system to protect your interests and efficiently achieve an outcome that limits your exposure to criminal penalties and collateral consequences.