Federal Firearms Charges in NYC
Federal Firearms Charges are crimes commonly known as the illegal possession, transportation, unauthorized negotiation, or trafficking of a firearm. A firearm possession is considered illegal when it is found in the hands of an illegal immigrant, a narcotic user, a habitual criminal, a mentally ill person, or when it is used for the success of a drug trafficking plan.
Other possibilities for conviction in a federal firearm charge can result from the possession of firearms in a federal building and/or facility and the possession of an unregistered firearm. The department responsible for investigating federal firearms cases is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (“BATF”). The BATF works hard to obtain convictions and will often attempt to combine a federal drug crime with a federal firearm charge, resulting in extended penalties.
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We, at Paul D. Petrus Jr. & Associates, P.C., are very familiar with the investigators’ strategies and legal procedures. With our experience we can help ensure that you receive the minimum sentence.
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