Don't be so sure of that.I am guessing he will not do time. A fine at the most. The DA has stated that the shoot was justified and the DA is a pretty straight shooter. The perps were known felons and had stuff from his house and other thefts when they searched their homes. The guy is 65 and lives in a home with no running water, electricity. No car. The guy did the county and NYS a favor in my opinion.
...Except that a real criminal will use that law as a plea-bargaining chip:...the current laws in NY state that if you are convicted of criminal possession of weapon (and the weapon is a hand gun), the consequences will be a 3 ½ year prison term...
This is a really, really bad idea!I guess all people that have firearms for self protection must also have an illegal firearm and when the perp breaks in you use said illegal firearm and then tell the da that you wrestled the firearm away from the perp and it went off.
Just make sure the perp can't testify..
Sorry that's the world we live in.
Cover your a$$