Guns and Weapons Charges in New York City
NYC Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are facing gun, firearm, or weapons charges in New York City, you
need highly qualified and experienced legal representation on your side.
You need a legal advocate who is well versed with New York's gun possession
laws, which when applied to honest, law-abiding people who make a mistake,
are among the most draconian gun possession laws in the entire nation.
The Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C. has the skill, ability, and compassion necessary to help individuals facing
weapon charges through their legal nightmare.
Mr. Bederow's zealous and successful advocacy for law-abiding and decent
citizens facing years in a New York state prison, has led him to become
New York criminal defense attorney in gun possession cases. Mr. Bederow has helped many clients obtain acquittals
or dismissals with their cases. With a track record of success and experience
spanning more than 15 years, Mr. Bederow understands the legal landscape
and provides seasoned advice on what is needed to secure a favorable outcome
under the circumstances, whether by jury trial acquittal, grand jury dismissal,
negotiated dismissal through the prosecutor, or in certain situations,
a guilty plea of some sort.
Some of Mr. Bederow's successes include the following cases:
A Florida landscaper faced 3 ½ years in prison after accidentally
bringing a loaded firearm into New York. Mr. Bederow made national news
after his representation
led to a Manhattan jury acquitting the client in less than 30 minutes.
- A musician from Florida faced 3 ½ years in state prison after accidentally
bringing a loaded firearm into New York. A Queens grand jury dismissed
the charges after the client testified.
An advertising executive was charged with possession of a switchblade knife.
Mr. Bederow filed a lengthy motion to dismiss, and in the interest of justice,
the Brooklyn District Attorney dismissed the case.
A former Marine was in possession of a loaded .45 at the Empire State Building.
Mr. Bederow represented the case – which received national attention
the accused avoided any charges of a felony and received a non-jail disposition.
- A Montana businessman checked in at La Guardia Airport with a loaded firearm.
Mitigating circumstances were presented to the Queens District Attorney
by Mr. Bederow, and the charges were eventually dismissed and sealed.
- A resident of Louisiana checked in at La Guardia Airport with a firearm.
The result of the case was a non-criminal, no jail outcome.
- A California man checked in at La Guardia Airport with a firearm. The case
ended in a non-criminal, no jail outcome.
- An Iowa resident checked in at La Guardia Airport with a firearm. The charges
were eventually dismissed and sealed after Mr. Bederow presented mitigating
circumstances to the Queens District Attorney.
- A New York cab driver left a firearm in his vehicle and was indicted for
possession. Mr. Bederow successfully negotiated with the Brooklyn District
Attorney, resulting in a dismissal of the indictment.
Defense Against Serious Weapons Charges
If you have been accused of illegal possession of a gun, firearm, or other
weapon, you are likely facing years in a New York state prison In the
event of an indictment, New York has mandated sentencing guidelines which
generally require state prison.
Contact Mr. Bederow
today for a
confidential case review.