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New York Weapons and Gun Charges Attorney

Manhattan Criminal Lawyer Defending People Charged With Gun and Weapons Crimes Throughout New York City, and the Surrounding Areas

Crimes involving guns, firearms and other weapons are prosecuted aggressively in New York City. Consequences for conviction on gun and weapon charges are extremely serious. Mandatory minimum sentences often apply — even when defendants have no prior criminal record.

A History of Success

If you or a member of your family is facing a firearm or weapons charge in New York City, contact  The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., directly at 212-300-6557. From offices in Manhattan, we represent clients throughout New York City. Our founder, Attorney Craig Trainor represents people facing all types of gun and weapons charges, including those involving:

  • Criminal possession
  • Presumptive possession
  • Criminal sale
  • Criminal purchase or disposal
  • Criminal use
  • Manufacture, transport, disposition and defacement of weapons and dangerous instruments and appliances

We defend clients charged with crimes involving all types of firearms and other weapons, including:

  • Guns
  • Large capacity ammunition feeding devices
  • Explosives
  • Knives, including switch blades and gravity knives
  • Brass knuckles
  • Stun Guns
  • Electronic dart guns
  • Throwing stars
  • Chukka sticks (nun chucks)
  • Black jacks
  • Billy clubs

Defending Against Weapons-Related Charges

Perhaps the most effective defense strategy in any weapon-related case is suppression of the evidence against you. Attorney Craig Trainor will employ the facts and law to determine if we can get the evidence suppressed and the case dismissed. If not, we will vigorously try the case or explore other options.

At The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., we believe if the state intends to deprive a citizen of his or her freedom, it needs to follow proper procedures. If there was no search warrant or if the warrant was not executed properly, we will fight to have the evidence thrown out of court.

Presumptive Possession

Laws about constructive possession of a firearm or other weapon can make it easier for police to arrest numerous suspects. If an officer searches a car and finds a gun, everyone in the vehicle can be arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on a theory of constructive possession.

Laws like this provide probable cause to arrest multiple suspects. Probable cause for arrest, however, is a long way from meeting the standard of proof “beyond a reasonable doubt,” which is required for conviction. Our criminal defense law firm has a record in serious criminal weapons cases. We fight these charges and often win when prosecutors lack proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the weapon belonged to our client.

If you are facing a gun or weapons charge, do not speak to the police without a skilled criminal defense attorney at your side. Call 212-300-6557 or contact our law firm as soon as possible. We defend clients charged with weapons crimes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County.

Mr. Trainor has a unique set of skills and experience that position him
for success in your case


    Attorneys understand that a federal judge clerkship is a highly sought-after position. Mr. Trainor has used this experience to inform his work on behalf of those accused of crimes or harmed by police brutality and misconduct. The federal clerkship gave Mr. Trainor a keen understanding of how to build a winning case in federal court. He understands court procedures inside out and knows what types of arguments and evidence are persuasive.


    Mr. Trainor prosecuted hundreds of cases against people accused of crimes ranging from assault to identity theft to shoplifting to drug dealing. His criminal defense clients benefit from the insider’s perspective he gained in this position.

  • Federal and State Investigations

    Mr. Trainor spent three years focusing exclusively on defense of sophisticated white collar crimes, from public corruption to securities fraud. White collar criminal cases are highly complex and technically challenging. All of Mr. Trainor’s clients benefit from the depth of knowledge he has in financial crimes, investigation, and the use of experts in case development.

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