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Gravity/Switchblade Knives Defense Attorney in New York City

Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York City

Law-abiding citizens who carry tools or knives are sometimes arrested for criminal possession of a weapon. In many instances, the person is arrested for carrying a gravity knife or switchblade knife that is not actually illegal. Others might not have any idea that they may be committing a technical violation of the law. Oftentimes, the items alleged to be weapons are purchased at credible retailers, including reputable chains and Internet merchants.

Mr. Bederow is a criminal defense attorney who, during more than 20 years of experience, has defended many law-abiding people who have found themselves accused of a crime in the above-described circumstances. He has successfully negotiated dismissals with prosecutors and drafted complex motions to dismiss charges for the failure to allege a crime and for the interest of justice. Because of his reputation as a skilled trial attorney and his willingness to try a case if it is in the best interest of a client, prosecutors recognize that he will do so if necessary.

What is a Gravity Knife?

A gravity knife is a knife with a blade that is contained in the handle, and that opens using the force of gravity. They are not the same as a switchblade which, opens using a spring mechanism. Gravity knives use a button, trigger or lever to release the blade from the open and closed positions.

Call (212) 256-9491 to work with our New York City gravity/switchblade defense attorney.

Recent Cases

If you have been arrested for criminal possession of a weapon, contact Mr. Bederow today to discuss representation. He can assess your situation and inform you of your options for challenging your charges.

Some of our recent successes include:

  • Dismissal of all charges against an advertising executive erroneously charged with possession of a switchblade
  • Dismissal of charges against a chef arrested for possession of a gravity knife, which he used as a work tool
  • Dismissal of charges against a contractor for possession of a gravity knife, which he used as part of his job

If you have been arrested for possession of a gravity knife or a switchblade in New York City, Mr. Bederow may be able to help you successfully contest your charges. Call the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C. to retain excellent defense in your case!
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What Sets Us Apart?

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

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