It was reported on July 24 that a New York rapper who was accused of a violent crime involving drugs was facing additional charges for promoting prison contraband after allegedly getting a hold of a knife while he was at Rikers Island. It was believed his girlfriend was involved in providing him with the weapon.
In the state of New York, metal knuckles are illegal. Additionally, those that may be worn as jewelry around the neck on the fingers are considered to be concealed weapons in some states.
Many factors determine the severity of a weapons possession charge. A conviction on a first-degree offense will result in a class B felony on a person's record. Charges in this category arise when someone has a weapon with an explosive substance, according to Penal Code section 265.03. Additionally, the charge requires that the person has an intent to use the weapon in an unlawful manner against people or property. Possession of 10 or more firearms could also bring a first-degree charge.
In the state of New York, the penalties for the illegal possession of a firearm can be quite severe. You may be charged with illegally carrying a gun that is registered, and if it is loaded at the time, you could face having a felony conviction appear on your record. Even if the gun did not have any bullets inside of it at the time, if bullets were within your reach, the law still considers the gun to be a loaded one.
Some people make the mistake of assuming that, because they have a right to keep and bear arms, they can freely own and carry pistols. New York law requires that people must apply for and receive a pistol license, however, before a person can own this particular type of gun. Failing to get a license to own a pistol can thus potentially expose a person who has one to criminal charges.
Assault rifles and handguns along with over 10,000 rounds of ammunition were found in the home of a convicted sex offender in Cato, New York. A raid was conducted on the 34-year-old man's home in Cayuga County by State police after investigators obtained a search warrant.
New York law categorizes murder as one of the most serious crimes a person can commit. In accordance with this stance, the punishments for first-degree murder are among the most strict that can be handed down by the court. Not all first-degree murder cases are handled in the same way, and not all of these cases may result in identical sentences. The actual circumstances of each particular case can have a profound impact on the way that the sentence is carried out.
New York residents may benefit from learning more about the state laws prohibiting the use of dangerous weapons as described in Section 265.35. People caught using a dangerous weapon to hunt within city limits may be charged with a class-A misdemeanor. Several other scenarios described in the section could lead to someone receiving a class-A misdemeanor for a weapons offense.
Police say that a 51-year-old man was taken into custody on Oct. 2 at around 6:13 p.m. Authorities initially arrived at a home on Carl Street in Nassau after a report of a man with a gun. When they arrived, the man told police that he had a gun in his house and they could search the home.
A Connecticut resident has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after Transportation Security Administration agents allegedly detected a handgun in his carry-on baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 7. TSA agents claimed that an X-ray machine at a security checkpoint revealed a .22 pistol packed into the 57-year-old man's bag. According to the Office of Public Affairs, the man, who was en route to Aruba, stated that he had forgotten that his gun was in the bag.