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Your gun license is revoked?

Gun License

In New York Possession of a Handgun without a license is a felony. Possession of even a rifle or shotgun is illegal in New York City without a permit. Note that New York doesn’t recognize a firearms license issued by any other state. Only New York City can license you to carry a firearm in New York City.

Skilled Gun License Lawyer On Your Side

New York is one of the only states that makes it a felony to touch a handgun or pistol without a license and obtaining that license can be very difficult. Gun licenses can also easily be suspended or revoked. Whether you have had a gun license revoked or been denied a gun license you are entitled to appeal that decision and you are entitled to be represented by experienced lawyers with a proven track record of winning gun license appeals during every stage of your appeal.

New York Gun License Revocation Proceedings

If your gun license is revoked or the government is attempting to revoke your pistol license, you are entitled to appeal and you are entitled to a hearing. You are entitled to the representation of experienced gun license lawyers who know how to protect your rights.


Very often a revocation may start with an “incident” although the definition of an “incident” among certain licensing officers may be very expansive. Outside of New York City you may be served with an Order to Show Cause temporarily suspending your license and requiring you to turn in your guns pending the outcome of the proceedings. In New York City you may get a letter suspending your license and directing you to turn in your firearms and directing you to give an explanation about the “incident”. Be careful, the way you respond and what you say and don’t say may be used against you.

New York Gun License Denial

In New York there are many different types of gun licenses. Penal Law Article 400 defines the types of licenses and the legal requirements to obtain them. Each type of license has its own specific requirements. What is universal is that all types of licenses require a completely truthful application and require that the applicant be at least 21 years old and of “good moral character.” The last requirement is often used to deny people based upon arrests which were ultimately resolved in favor of the applicant.

The law in New York permits gun licensing officers to be able to view even sealed arrests and charges. Often, dismissed arrests or sealed cases are used to deny people gun licenses.

Can You Own a Gun in NY With a Misdemeanor?

New York does not allow people with convictions of specific violent misdemeanors, considered as “serious offenses” from getting a license to buy weapons and will also lead to their gun license from being revoked. The prohibition also applies to individuals with an outstanding warrant of arrest for serious offenses such as misdemeanor stalking, sexual offense convictions, child endangerment, trespass, assault, harassment.

The Sharova Law Firm Offers:

• Experienced criminal defense strategies designed to achieve the best possible outcome in your case;

• Competent representation that always has your interests in mind;

• Extensive knowledge of both state and federal law;

• 24/7 support and availability;

• Free, no-obligation case evaluations.


The sooner you contact a criminal defense attorney, the sooner you can begin fighting for your rights.

Retain a New York city Based Gun Rights Lawyer to Fight to Protect Your Rights

If you have any legal matters where firearms or weapons are, or may become an issue, please call us so that you can be assured that you have the skilled legal representation you need to protect your liberty, your property and your rights.

Arrange a free consultation by calling Sharova Law Firm at 212-321-0741.




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