Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification Device
In New York, an individual may be charged with multiple weapons-related crimes and offenses. One of those such crimes is the criminal possession of a rapid-fire modification device.
A rapid-fire modification device is a device used to accelerate the rate of a semi-automatic firearm, rifle, or shotgun. These devices may also be referred to as a bump stock, trigger crank, binary trigger system, or burst trigger system.
Under New York law, an individual may be convicted of this offense if they knowingly possess the device.
New York Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification Device Attorney
If you have been arrested for criminal possession of a rapid-fire modification device in New York, criminal defense attorney Stephanie Selloni at Law Office of Stephanie Selloni can review your case and help you understand your legal options. Weapon charges in the state of New York are some of the most serious charges a person can face.
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- Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification Device
- Other Consequences To Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification Device
- Defenses In A Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification Device Case
- Expunging / Sealing A Criminal Record
- Statute Of Limitations For Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification
- Crimes Similar To Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification
- Additional Resources
Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification Device
Criminal possession of a rapid-fire modification device is a Class A misdemeanor. The maximum possible sentence for a Class A misdemeanor is one year in jail.
There may also be a fine imposed of up to $1,000 and an additional three years of probation.
Other Consequences To Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification Device
In addition to the legal penalties, there are many times, other consequences that can be lifelong. For example, even a conviction for a weapons-related misdemeanor will result in a criminal record. Once an individual has a criminal record can affect employment opportunities, loan approvals, rental checks, and even college applications. None of these effects even take into account the effects that a conviction can have on someone’s personal and professional life and relationships.
It is also important to consider the effects of a weapons offense on an individual’s immigration status. For example, if someone is in the United States on a Green Card or student visa and is accused of a weapons crime, it may adversely affect their future immigration status.
With all of the legal and non-legal consequences that an individual may suffer when accused of a misdemeanor, it is extremely important to seek competent legal counsel to help reduce or remove the charges from their record immediately.
Defenses In A Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification Device Case
An experienced attorney will work to find defenses for the charges to reduce penalties and maybe avoid jail time. The best defense for a weapons crime is that the weapon or evidence of the crime was obtained illegally through an illegal search of the person or property.
In a crime where the accused individual also has to knowingly possess the device, there may also be a defense that the individual did not know they had the device or they did not know what the device was. In those cases, an experienced attorney will bring the appropriate defense to the court.
Expunging / Sealing A Criminal Record
Once an individual has a criminal conviction on their record, it can come up in different ways for the rest of their life. For example, future employers may find the conviction, banks may see the conviction and not give a loan, and it may cause trouble finding a place to live.
Some may be wondering if, like many other states, a criminal record can be expunged in New York or have it wiped clean as if there was nothing ever on it. Unfortunately, in New York, a full expungement is not possible. But, there are ways to eventually have a criminal record sealed. Once a criminal record is sealed, it is typically harder for someone to run a background check on the individual and find any evidence that they committed a crime. However, it is important to know that some law enforcement agencies may still be able to see the conviction on the individual’s record.
New York recently passed a new law that allows people to seal their criminal records if they meet certain conditions. Usually, only two criminal convictions can be sealed. One of the conditions is the status of the crime. Certain violent crimes and Class A felonies are not eligible to be sealed, but misdemeanor crimes may be sealed.
For a record to be sealed, at least ten years must have passed since the end of the sentence, no pending criminal charges must be present, and the individual must have less than two convictions on their criminal record. An attorney can help someone determine if they are eligible to have their criminal record sealed.
Statute Of Limitations For Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification
The statute of limitations covers the range of time that the alleged victim and prosecutor have to file charges. The clock starts once the victim discovers the individual’s crime. Once the statute of limitations expires, an individual no longer has to worry about this offense coming back to haunt them if they did commit it. Yet, it’s uncommon for victims to let the statute of limitations run out before they press charges. For this offense, the state has two years to start the prosecution of the accused individual.
Crimes Similar To Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification
Because the possession of a rapid-fire modification device is a weapons crime, it can be commonly charged with criminal possession of a firearm or criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. Depending on how the device was found and used, it may also be accompanied by other crimes such as assault or greater crimes. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to help anyone accused of a crime.
How To Identify A Rapid Fire Modification Device– This resource will help an individual determine what a rapid-fire modification device is and how it can be identified.
New York Penal Law – The New York State website provides this description of the legal definitions and elements of the criminal possession of a rapid-fire modification device.
Garden City Criminal Possession Of A Rapid-Fire Modification Device Lawyer | Nassau County, NY
If you or someone you know has been arrested for criminal possession of a rapid-fire modification device in New York, it is best to seek the experienced legal guidance of a knowledgeable firearm attorney. In an overwhelming situation such as this, turn to defense lawyer Stephanie Selloni and her legal team at Law Office of Stephanie Selloni. She can help you form a strong defense for your case.
Call us at Law Office of Stephanie Selloni to discuss your charges today. Law Office of Stephanie Selloni accepts gun cases in Nassau County, Long Island, Garden City, and the greater New York City area.