Two New York brothers are facing a number of gun-related charges after having been arrested within 24 hours of each other recently. Police say the arrests happened after officers spotted a drug deal taking place in a fast food restaurant parking lot. Each man was allegedly in the illegal possession of a weapon when arrested.
After the drug deal, police allegedly found one of the men, age 29, in possession of a loaded revolver, some cocaine and cash. When police searched the home on a warrant the day after his arrest, they say they found the man's 31-year-old brother in the illegal possession of a handgun. The younger man was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. His older brother was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Facing weapons charge is very serious and should not be taken lightly. Those affected have the right to a criminal defense. A New York attorney experienced in criminal law will work with an accused individual to examine all the evidence. The lawyer will work diligently to make the best case possible for a client. A defense team will work to achieve the best outcome possible to minimize any negative impact on an accused person's life.
Laws pertaining to the illegal possession of a weapon in New York are complicated. That is why those arrested and charged typically benefit by seeking legal counsel as soon as possible. A defense attorney who knows weapons laws can challenge the evidence and otherwise fight for the rights of the client at every stage of the criminal proceedings.
Source: guns.com, "2 brothers arrested on gun charges within 24 hours of each other", Jennifer Cruz Ira, Sept. 1, 2017