What is the maximum sentence for a charge of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

i had a butterfly knife and brass knuckles i cant really afford a lawyer what am i likely to get with a public defender i was just carrying it there was no intent to use

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and i was never read my rights

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . 1 year in jail, $1,000 fine and/or 3 years probation.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  2. Michael Lewis Marley

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    Answered . What is your prior history and how did police come upon these weapons? Important questions as to your case.

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  3. Marco Caviglia

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    Answered . Your limited history would suggest little or no jail, but the circumstances will affect the outcome.

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  4. Stephen C. Cooper

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    Answered . The maximum is one year in jail. If you have no record and there are no aggravating circumstances, you probably won't get jail at all. A competent lawyer is a must. Many public defenders are competent, although many are overworked..

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