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Weapons Crimes Defense Attorney in Rochester, NY

Former Prosecutor Fighting Your Firearm Charges

Your right to bear arms provided by the Second Amendment can quickly be revoked upon a weapons crime conviction. New York is among the toughest states when it comes to prosecuting weapons offenses, as they are often committed with other offenses such as violent and drug crimes. Weapon crime accusations of any kind are serious, as they can lead to jail time, fines and a criminal record.

You must protect your freedom and legal rights at the early stages of your case, therefore I urge you to count on Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law to defend you. As a former prosecutor turned Rochester weapons crime defense lawyer, I am aware that the prosecution is already building its case against you. I can leverage my insight into the other side of the law by anticipating the attacks against you and building aggressive criminal defense strategies to counteract them.

For the past 22 years, I’ve helped get clients’ weapons charges reduced or dropped altogether. Allow me to fight for the same result on your behalf. Schedule your free initial consultation online or call (585) 928-4193 now!

Types of Firearm & Weapon Offenses in NY

New York breaks down weapons and firearm crimes based on their use and possession. They include:

First-degree criminal use of a firearm: A person commits a class B violent felony and possesses a loaded deadly weapon or displays what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearms.

Second-degree criminal use of a firearm: A person commits a class C violent felony offense and possesses a loaded deadly weapon or displays what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearms.

First-degree criminal possession of a weapon: A person possesses any explosive substance with intent to use it unlawfully against another’s person or property or possesses ten or more firearms.

Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon: A person possesses the following with intent to use it unlawfully against another person:

  • Machine gun
  • Loaded firearm
  • Disguised gun
  • Five or more firearms
  • Any loaded firearm (except in their home or business)

Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon: A person is guilty of this class D felony when they:

  • Commit fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and has a previous conviction
  • Possess any explosive or incendiary bomb, bombshell, firearm silencer, machine-gun or any other firearm or weapon simulating a machine-gun
  • Knowingly possess a machine-gun, firearm, rifle or shotgun which has been defaced for the purpose of concealment or prevention of the detection of a crime
  • Possess three or more firearms or possess a firearm and has a previous felony or class A misdemeanor conviction within five years
  • Knowingly possess any disguised gun
  • Possess an assault weapon
  • Possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device
  • Possess an unloaded firearm and commits a drug trafficking felony
  • Possess an unloaded firearm and commits a violent felony offense

Defending Rochester Weapons Crime Cases for 22 Years

I have seen firsthand how devastating a weapons crime conviction can be. That’s why I work tirelessly to negotiate for the best possible outcome to help mitigate the impacts of clients’ weapons crime charges. Given my key prosecutorial insight and valuable relationships on both sides of the legal community, I know what it takes to compel a judge and jury that you’re innocent.

Aggressive defense strategies I may employ include:

  • The weapon was not illegal
  • You lawfully possessed the weapon
  • You did not use or possess the weapon
  • An illegal search and seizure occurred
  • Mistaken identity ― you didn’t do it
  • The weapon was planted, and you were framed
  • Self-defense

To get in touch with a seasoned Rochester weapons offense attorney to defend you, contact me online or call (585) 928-4193 today!

Why Hire Christopher K. Rodeman?

Dedicated to Providing Detailed Attention & Care to Each Case
  • Former DWI Bureau Chief for Monroe County DA's Office
  • Experience as a Special Assistant District Attorney
  • Flat-Rate Pricing for Cases Involving DWI
  • 24/7 Availability for Emergency Calls
  • Affordable Payment Plans
  • Over 20 Years of Experience


Helping Clients Move Forward

    Mr. Rodeman was able to get us the plea deal we needed from a difficult judge. He was honest and up front about the difficulties we could face, but prevailed to help us resolve our issue.

    - Ray

    Chris is down to earth, caring and understanding about the situation. He is very likeable and very well connected and never stops working for you until completion. Things turned out very favorable for us and we are grateful.

    - Boylin

    Chris made what could have been a horrible situation into a much more manageable one and in the process helped turn my life around as well.

    - Bob S

    Mr Rodeman knows the system and its players from his days as a prosecutor. He is extremely professional, non-judgemental, and so competent in court. I could go on and on about how much we appreciate his help in our case.

    - Kiki France-Perry

    He is truly a phenomenal lawyer.


Over 20 Years of Experience on Your Side

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