Menu Contact
Robert D. DiDio & AssociatesRobert D. DiDio
& Associates
Call To Schedule An Appointment
917-300-0984
SERVING NEW YORK WITH INTEGRITY & COMMITMENT

Man arrested at airport faces weapons charges

Although gun crime is a broad category, one thing is for sure: This is a serious concern in all parts of the country. From the West Coast to the East Coast and everywhere in between, weapons crimes are a big deal.

Our New York readers in particular will find this story interesting, especially those who have traveled at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the past.

Late last month, a man was arrested at the airport after checking a loaded rifle, along with three additional illegal weapons. According to the Port Authority, the 23-year-old man was arrested after he checked two rifles and two handguns, along with two high-capacity magazines.

It is illegal in New York City to carry a handgun or be in possession of a high capacity magazine. While it is legal to carry shotguns and rifles if the person has a permit and if the gun is unloaded, the man did not meet these guidelines. Additionally, both rifles were defaced with one being painted silver and the other one purple. Also, the serial numbers were covered which is a crime.

At this time, the man faces two counts of criminal possession of a defaced rifle, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of possessing a large capacity magazine. He was in police custody immediately following the arrest.

While the man did not attempt to harm anybody with the weapons, he is facing serious criminal charges as a result of the laws he did break. At this point, there is no additional information on why the man was transporting the weapons via airplane. Each person charged with a crime, however, has the right to a fair and impartial trial, and each person is considered not guilty until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal defense attorneys work to protect the rights of their clients and provide advice and options.


Source: 
CNN.com, "New York airport traveler faces weapons charges" Allie Malloy, Oct. 27, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

What Our Clients Say

  1. Pedro from Nassau County

    “I was arrested and charged with being the getaway driver during a knife point robbery. The police stopped my car a block away from the robbery with my co-defendant in the car with me. The victim identified my co-defendant to the police within 5 minutes of the robbery...

    - GREAT JOB MR. DiDIO!”
  2. Johnny From Astoria

    "Mr. DiDio represented me during a murder trial in 2008. I was acquitted of all charges and released from jail after a four-week trial. I am now pursuing a civil suit against the police to compensate me for the time I was wrongfully incarcerated. Mr. DiDio literally saved...

    - GREAT JOB MR. DiDIO!”
  3. Frank from South Jamaica

    “Narcotics officers from Queens County arrested me in front of my house and claimed I had pre-recorded buy money in my pocket after they said I sold cocaine to an undercover officer a few minutes earlier. I was not guilty of the charges and planned to go to trial to prove...

    - GREAT JOB MR. DiDIO!”
  4. Lamar from Brooklyn

    “The Special Narcotics Prosecutor in Manhattan indicted me for the possession of a large quantity of crack cocaine. The police officers claimed they saw me make a sale of cocaine to a female and while they were arresting me, they said a softball size bag of crack cocaine fell from...

    - GREAT JOB MR. DiDIO!”
  5. Pedro from Nassau County

    “I was arrested and charged with being the getaway driver during a knife point robbery. The police stopped my car a block away from the robbery with my co-defendant in the car with me. The victim identified my co-defendant to the police within 5 minutes of the robbery...

    - GREAT JOB MR. DiDIO!”
  6. Kenny From Jamaica Queens

    “I don’t know how to thank Mr. DiDio and his Staff. When I first hired the Law Office of Robert DiDio & Associates, I had two violent felony charges pending against me. I had little or no hope of avoiding significant jail time. My former attorney was encouraging me...

    - GREAT JOB MR. DiDIO!”
  7. Christian from Long Island

    "My mother hired Mr. DiDio to represent me for my first and only criminal case. I was charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm and other minor charges. Prior to indictment the Prosecutor's Office offered me a plea bargain that would include me pleading guilty to...

    - GREAT JOB MR. DiDIO!”
Email Us For A Response

Tell Us About Your Case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Robert D. DiDio
& Associates

8002 Kew Gardens Road
Suite 307
Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Phone: 917-300-0984
Fax: 718-793-0165
Kew Gardens Law Office Map