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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

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What are the Defenses for 3rd Degree Weapon Charges in NYC?

The Charges and Potential Penalties

In NYC, 3rd degree weapon possession charges refer to having or intending to use things like firearms, switchblades, brass knuckles, and other dangerous weapons. The potential penalties if convicted depend on your specific charge:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree – Class D felony, up to 7 years in prison
  • Criminal Sale of a Firearm 3rd Degree – Class D felony, up to 7 years in prison
  • Criminal Purchase or Disposal of a Weapon 3rd Degree – Class D felony, up to 7 years in prison

As you can see, these are no joke. But don’t panic and do something you’ll regret. A good defense lawyer can help get the charges reduced or even dismissed.

Possible Defenses Your Lawyer Can Use

Here are some of the main ways an experienced NYC criminal defense attorney can defend against these kinds of charges:

Illegal Search and Seizure

  • If the police searched you, your home, or your car without consent or a warrant, any weapons they found may not be admissible in court under the 4th Amendment
  • An attorney can file a motion to suppress the evidence due to an illegal search, which may get the whole case dismissed

Lack of Knowledge/Intent

  • For a weapon possession charge, the prosecution must prove you knowingly possessed the weapon
  • If it was found hidden somewhere without your knowledge, this could show lack of intent
  • Other defenses related to intent may also apply


  • If an undercover cop pressured you into purchasing or selling a weapon, an entrapment defense may work
  • This means you would not have committed the crime if not for police inducement


  • If police wrongly identified you as the person illegally possessing/selling the weapon, an attorney can challenge the ID procedures used
  • Eyewitness misidentification is a common contributor to wrongful convictions

Working with a NYC Weapons Charge Lawyer

If you’ve been slapped with one of these weapons charges, don’t panic. I know it feels terrifying wondering what might happen. But a good lawyer can help put together a strong defense using strategies like the ones above.Here’s what you can expect if you decide to work with an attorney:

  • They’ll listen and offer empathy about what you’re facing. Dealing with criminal charges is beyond stressful.
  • They’ll review the details of your specific case and evidence thoroughly.
  • If applicable, they’ll file motions to suppress evidence or statements you made.
  • They can negotiate with the DA to get charges reduced or dismissed through a plea bargain.
  • If necessary, they’ll vigorously defend you at trial. An experienced lawyer knows how to create reasonable doubt.

When looking for a lawyer, be sure to find someone experienced specifically with NYC gun and weapons charges. This area of law can be complex, but the stakes are high. Don’t leave your defense to chance.With an attorney in your corner fighting for your rights, you’ve got a much better shot at a good outcome. It’s scary facing these kinds of charges, but you don’t have to handle it alone. Help is out there – you just need to reach out.


For more information on New York weapon charges and defense strategies, check out the following resources:

  • NYC Criminal Possession of a Weapon Laws – Overview from New York attorneys
  • Illegal Search and Seizure in NY – Article from NYC defense lawyer
  • Entrapment Laws and Defense – Analysis by New York criminal attorney

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