In a follow up to an article we published last December, former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress testified before a grand jury yesterday on a New York illegal weapons charge. Burress was charged with two counts of illegal weapons possession last December after an incident in the Latin Quarter Nightclub when he accidentally shot himself with a Glock semiautomatic pistol he had in his waistband.
Pursuant to Section 265 of the New York Penal Law, the illegal weapons charges could land Burress in prison for up to 3 1/2 years, and apparently, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is insisting on jail time for the ex-star. Burress has been out on $100,000 bail since last December, and there was widespread speculation that Burress would work out a plea deal in which he would not have to serve any jail time. However, since the DA’s office is pushing for a jail sentence, Burress decided to take his chances and testify before the grand jury, which will decide whether to indict Mr. Burress on the charges.
If you are charged with a New York illegal possession offense, or any other crime, contact The Law Office Of Mark A. Siesel online or toll free at (914) 428-7386 for a free consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who will explain in detail your legal rights and options and provide the best defense possible.