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Guns & Weapons Attorney in New York City

Trusted for over 20 Years - Many Cases Successfully Handled

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 criminal defense attorney in New York City 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.

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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 the leading 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 20 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 – and 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.

Can You Own a Gun in NY With a Misdemeanor?

New York does not allow people with convictions of specific violent misdemeanors, considered as “serious offenses” from getting a license to buy weapons and will also lead to their gun license from being revoked. The prohibition also applies to individuals with an outstanding warrant of arrest for serious offenses such as misdemeanor stalking, sexual offense convictions, child endangerment, trespass, assault, harassment.

Can I Shoot a Pistol in NY Without a Permit?

In New York, you can not shot a pistol without a permit. Only New York State pistol permit holders are allowed to shoot handguns at the shooting range unless the shooter falls under one of the exemptions set forth in § 265.20 of the New York State Penal Law.

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. Call (212) 256-9491.


  • “Mark Bederow came to the rescue on the worst day of my life. He represented me after a manic episode in 2016 during which I'd been violent. (At the time I was untreated and unmedicated for bipolar 1. ...”

    - A.D.
  • “As a retired attorney I only have good things to say about this criminal law specialist. Unfortunately for those of us who live in Florida he works in New York State”

    - A.Z.
  • “Mark was a pleasure to work with. He answered my calls and questions very promptly, and provided expert legal knowledge to help me get my son's case dismissed. Would highly recommend Mark.”

    - C.E.
  • “Mark is fantastic. He's as honest as you can get, and his knowledge and confidence is unparalleled. I trust him implicitly when it comes to making legal decisions. He's a pleasure to work with.”

    - M.H.
  • “We have dealt with many lawyers in the past several years and 99% of them want the most amount of money to do the least amount of work. Mark Bederow is not your typical lawyer. He’s the only lawyer ...”

    - A.F.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Outstanding Case Results
  • Former Manhattan Prosecutor
  • Nationally Recognized
  • Over 20 Years of Experience

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