There are generally three types of scenarios where you are likely to need us.
- You’ve applied for a firearms license and it was denied.
- You have a firearms license, and it’s been revoked.
- You are facing criminal charges and you currently have a firearms license that you want to keep.
Jonna Spilbor Law can help you.
Some fast facts about Gun Licenses:
A license may be granted to an applicant who is of good moral character, who is over 21 years of age, who has not been convicted of a serious offense, who states if and when he/she has ever been treated for mental illness, who is not subject to a protective court order and to whom no good cause exists for the denial of the license.
Many clients complain that the process for obtaining a gun license is a slow one. The law states that applications for licenses must be acted upon within 6 months after presentment. If there is a delay, there must be written notice to the applicant stating the reasons.
If issued, a license is valid until revoked, except in New York City where a license shall expire not more than 3 years after the date of issuance, and in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties where a license shall expire not more than 5 years after the date of issuance.
If your license was issued before January 15, 2013, the deadline to submit your recertification is January 31, 2018 and every five years thereafter. If your license was issued on or after January 15, 2013, the deadline to recertify is five years after the date the license was issued and every five years thereafter.
If you currently have a New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County or Westchester County permit, you must follow the requirements that are in place in your county, rather than use the New York State recertification system.
Failure to recertify will result in revocation of your Gun license!
If your gun permit is denied or revoked, we can help. Keep in mind, the time limitation for fighting your denial or revocation (typical by way of an “Article 78 proceeding) is very limited, so you must act quickly.
If you have questions about your gun permit in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam, Westchester and New York Counties, contact Jonna Spilbor Law.