If you are convicted of a domestic violence crime in New York, even if it was charged as a misdemeanor, you may be barred from gun ownership for the rest of your life.
New York law prohibits people who’ve been convicted of a variety of domestic violence crimes from receiving a license to purchase or own a handgun, assault weapons, and certain long guns, as well as ammunition.
Federal law agrees, and as recently as March 2014, the Supreme Court has upheld the federal gun ban for misdemeanor domestic violence convictions.
If you have an order of protection against you during a domestic violence prosecution, you may also be forced to surrender your firearms and prohibited from obtaining a license to purchase or possess new ones for the duration of the order of protection.
If you’re a gun owner facing domestic violence prosecution in New York, take action now to protect your Second Amendment rights.
Call the Queens criminal defense attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.