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Impressive Referral List
 
 
Those who have referred pistol licensing cases in NYC to Mr. Chambers include:
 

A New York State Supreme Court Justice

A Former New York City Police Commissioner

Licensed Gun Dealers in Each of the 5 NYC Boroughs

Barry I. Slotnick, Top Criminal & Civil Attorney,  Known Internationally

 


Email inquiries to: John Chambers, Esq.

 

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FORMER POLICE COMMISSIONER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

POLICE COMMISSIONER WILLIAM J. BRATTON

REFERS A PISTOL LICENSE MATTER TO MR. CHAMBERS  

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Mr. Chambers receives referrals from the National Rifle Association, Pistol Clubs, and New York gun shops/ranges, and many New York attorneys, but finds his most impressive referral source to have been the former NEW YORK CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER, Honorable Police Commissioner William Bratton, who referred a pistol license case to Mr. Chambers' law firm, and in so doing, Commissioner Bratton stated:

"Counsel, when I was the Police Commissioner, you were the only attorney beating me."

 

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NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE REFERS A HANDGUN LICENSING MATTER TO THE CHAMBERS LAW FIRM.

Over the years, Mr. Chambers has commenced numerous Article 78 lawsuits within the New York State Supreme Court. Mr. Chambers' excellent reputation in the area of handgun/firearms' licensing resulted in the referral to his law firm by a currently sitting NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.

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MR. CHAMBERS REPRESENTS WELL-KNOWN INDIVIDUALS.

When Harry Connick, Jr., was arrested at JFK Airport with an unlicensed handgun in 1992, he retained his entertainment law firm to represent him in Queens Criminal Court. Mr. Connick's entertainment law firm, unfamiliar with this area of expertise, called upon Mr. Chambers' experience in this field, and Mr. Chambers became "Of Counsel" to the criminal case against the entertainer.

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Counsel Chambers has represented other notable individuals in connection with pistol licensing issues, but is under an obligation to protect their privacy.

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Attorney Chambers says: Never again feel frustrated by the intimidating bureacracy of the Pistol License Division. Contact and retain this law firm, an organization with vast experience and knowledge of the intricacies of the process, the law, the regulations, and the New York City Police Department, Pistol License Division's policies, and you can rest assured you will feel at ease with anything proceeding. 

You may ask:  Why should I utilize the services of JOHN S. CHAMBERS, ESQUIRE? Can't another attorney I've used for business matters, or my divorce, assist in a gun licensing matter?

Would you go to a foot doctor to solve a heart problem?  

If you can hire the most experienced lawyer in the field, why consider any other lawyer?

 

No other attorney has the expertise of Mr. Chambers.

No other attorney in NYC or NYS has as much experience, both in litigation and before the NYPD, Pistol License Division, as Mr. Chambers.

 

Even if you personally feel comfortable in reading the Penal Law (and the Rules of the City of New York) pertaining to pistol licensing, and you feel confident because you have perused the NYPD License Division's website, you STILL would not have the total picture, as you are limited in regards to two very important aspects-- 1) the decisional law coming from the NYS Supreme Court in this jurisdiction, and 2) internal policy changes within the NYC Pistol License Division which are not subject to public disclosure requirements, and which can change without any public notice.

DECISIONAL LAW

Whilst other attorneys may have litigation experience, or experience with other city agencies, this is an extremely specialized field. Attorneys who do not specialize in this area may not only have very limited access to many of the decisions at the State Supreme Court level, as the majority of these handgun licensing cases are not reported (aka published) and therefore, are almost impossible for the average attorney to locate, but they are also limited in their knowledge of the changes within the Pistol License Division which cannot be gleaned from either the statute or regulations. 

Consequently, a non-specialist attorney must rely solely upon the written handgun licensing law, as well the promulgated agency rules-- as well as the "reported" cases.

THIS WOULD LIMIT THE ABILITY OF ANYONE TAKING A CASE IN THE GUN LICENSING AREA IN NYC. 

Mr. Chambers, as a specialist in this area of the law exclusively, is in a position to monitor the changes within the Pistol License Division, due specifically to the nature of his practice. This is key, because even the non-reported cases do not NOT represent the entire picture.  

At this point, it is hoped that you start to realize the complexity of the pistol licensing process within the City of New York.

It is intended to appear simple; rest assured, it is not.

KNOWLEDGE OF INTERNAL CHANGES WITHIN THE LICENSE DIVISION IS CRITICAL

For example, in a reading of all the written law in this area, you (or an attorney, for that matter) would not be informed of any recent changes within the agency NOT found in the statute or the regulations. And, there are too many to even list.

Internal policy changes happen all the time within the Pistol License Division. These are not found in any written matter, anywhere.

As one example, for years, a licensee could sell his registered handgun without first obtaining "permission" to do so from the PLD, even though the Penal Law makes it a crime to do so, just so long as he notified the PLD promptly after the sale.

Mr. Chambers learned, during an administrative hearing for a pistol license, that as of April of 2004, this rule was now being enforced-- this new enforcement, however, was not subject to ANY kind of notice to the public. At that time, the Pistol License Division began a system wherein a licensee now has to telephone the Pistol License Division to obtain permission, and a "number" before he can sell his registered handgun legally.

Many licensees sold guns without prior permission to do so, as they had done for years in the past.  

Now, it was the PLD's position that this is a violation of the "terms and conditions" of one's license, at least, and a criminal act, at worst.

This was not a change in the law.  The existed.  The PLD, as it has the right to do, just decided to strictly enforce the law out of the blue.

It is this kind of sudden change in policy that cannot be seen by other attorneys.

Also, this changed policy, vis-a-vis enforcement, could NOT be found within any of the agency's rule changes.

Instead, this is an internal policy change within the Pistol License Division, with NO public notification, and something that would be very difficult, if not impossible, for a licensee (or anyone) to have known about.

Needless to say, this lack of knowledge leaves the licensee or applicant in an extremely vulnerable position. In addition, make no mistake about it, the Pistol License Division does not exist to make the process easy for you. Business clients of this law firm, with absolutely no criminal history, who have tried to tackle the process alone before realizing the value of legal assistance from this firm, have reported being made to feel "like a criminal," when faced with what should be a simple task before the Pistol License Division.

It is unfortunate, but true: In many ways, the agenda is decidedly against the licensee and applicant.

And, keep in mind, even the simplest of procedures, and governmental forms, can be misread, misinterpreted, or mishandled, if you are not represented by a highly experienced attorney in the field who is a litigator, and a former prosecuting attorney.

Put your trust

in

John S. Chambers. 

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Your time is valuable

You do not want to misstep.

Whatever issue you may have concerning the Pistol License Division

or Rifle/Shotgun Section of the New York City Police Department you should

contact the only gun licensing lawyer who can boast

100% concentration

in firearms licensing matters in NY

Alleviate frustration, and put yourself in great hands.

CALL US TODAY. 

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