Firearms Offenses in NY
Charged With a Crime While Seeking Immigration into the U.S.?
The State of New York is among the most severe in the nation when it comes
to the regulation of firearms. If you have been arrested for Criminal
Possession of a Weapon, you face heavy penalties, including the possibility
of prison time and fines, as well as having a felony on your criminal
record. Firearms offenses can be especially complicated for immigrants
when compared to other crimes. In many cases a gun offense will be
grounds for deportation for green card or visa holders. It does not disqualify admission into
the country, but it does lead to possible banishment. It is not relevant
whether it was a felony or a misdemeanor.
Section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act makes it possible for
you to be removed from the country if you are convicted of " purchasing,
selling, offering for sale, exchanging, using, owning, possessing, or
carrying, or of attempting or conspiring to purchase, sell, offer for
sale, exchange, use, own, possess, or carry, any weapon, part, or accessory
which is a firearm or destructive device." In the face of such strict
regulations regarding your case, you will need the support of an effective
New York immigration lawyer to advise you of your rights and help you work to defend against a
We represent individuals throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan,
Rockland County and Westchester County.
Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens
Musa-Obregon & Associates is uniquely equipped to aid you when you
find yourself at risk of being deported based on criminal charges. We
have an extensive knowledge of immigration law and the tools available
for fighting to keep you in the country, such as
motions to vacate an order of removal and
appeals. It can be difficult to successfully argue for a client's right to
stay in the country after a firearms offense has been committed, but if
it is possible to achieve a
reduction and removal of criminal charges, your chances of keeping your legal right to stay in the country and possibly
be awarded citizenship improve greatly. Come to our office to find out
more about the possible defenses against your charges and what we can
do to help you.
criminal and immigration lawyer
if you have been threatened with deportation due to an arrest for a firearms offense.