Because of federal statutes that prohibit individuals convicted of some domestic violence crimes from owning, possessing, or using firearms or ammunition, a domestic violence conviction in New York can end your military career.
Similar restrictions apply to individuals who are under orders of protection, and we’ve seen both of these prohibitions cause significant problems for young people who had looked to a career in the military and suddenly saw that dream falling out of reach.
If you are currently serving, or have plans to enlist, and are facing prosecution for a domestic violence crime in New York, don’t take chances.
The repercussions of even misdemeanor convictions can change your life forever, and restrict your liberties.
Call the experienced Queens criminal defense attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 today for a free consultation.