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Pistol Permits

Unless you are exempt from New York’s pistol permit laws, you need a pistol permit to concealed carry in New York. Further, certain municipalities require a special endorsement to carry within the city, even if you have a state permit. Many municipalities also don’t honor pistol permits issued by other municipalities, and the State of New York doesn’t honor gun licenses or gun permits that are issued by any other state. While other states may honor your state’s concealed carry permit, New York does not.

The fact is that the State of New York takes pistol permits very seriously, and if you’ve been denied a permit or charged with a pistol permit violation, it’s time to retain the professional legal counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County.

Pistol Permits

In order to obtain a pistol permit in New York, you must be at least 21 and a legal resident of the United States. In addition, you need to complete an approved handgun safety course prior to submitting the application. There are various issues that can make a person ineligible to obtain a pistol permit in New York, including:

  • A felony conviction
  • Certain misdemeanor convictions
  • Unlawful presence in the United States
  • Being subject to a protective or restraining order in a case involving the use or attempted use of physical force against another person
  • Being confined in a psychiatric hospital within the prior 12 months by order of a probate court

There are other issues that may prevent you from obtaining a pistol permit, so it’s best to discuss your situation with a lawyer prior to starting your application. In addition, if you have already applied and have been denied, a lawyer be able to help you file an appeal.

Discuss Your Situation with an Experienced Pistol Permit Lawyer in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County Today

New York and its municipalities are very particular about their pistol permits, and if you need assistance regarding a permit, Nicklaus Misiti at the Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC, is here to help. Mr. Misiti has extensive experience successfully defending pistol permit cases in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County, New York, and he’s committed to helping you. We care about you and your case, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 845.926.1177 for more information today.