New York City Criminal Defense Attorney - Knife Cases
Illegal knifes are usually switch blades or any knife that is allegedly
being used illegal such as in a threatening manner. In the State of New
York, Penal Law 265.01, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree,
bans the possession of any switchblade, stun gun, firearm, or other listed
weapons. This class A misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to a year
in jail. Many stores sell these knives and some employers require them
for use in cutting boxes or other lawful activities. Being caught with
one in New York City can lead to an arrest and prosecution. Additionally,
if you are caught with one and you've been previously convicted of
a crime, the case can be elevated to a felony. Criminal Defense Attorney
Lance Fletcher has successfully resolved a wide variety of knife cases
in New York City. Mr. Fletcher has even conducted trials concerning gravity
knife possession and is well versed in the legal issues and defenses unique
to illegal knives.
Contact us regarding your Knife case.
It may surprise you to learn that many seemingly harmless knives are illegal
in New York City. Switchblades, long blades, and other knives can lead
to arrest and a permanent criminal record for criminally possessing a
weapon. Mr. Fletcher, as a former Manhattan prosecutor, has handled numerous
knife possession cases and can successfully resolve your case.
Contact us at
(212) 619-3900 for a case evaluation.
Caetano v. Massachusetts, decided March 21, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a Massachusetts
law very similar to New York's penal law section 265.01, criminal
possession of a weapon in the 4th degree. This is important because we
may be able to get your New York knife, switchblade knife, or stun gun
You can read our blog article about Caetano here.
Contact us today for a case evaluation.