Law Offices of John Skylar Chambers

A Law Firm Specializing In Second Amendment Cases

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Sample Cases of Firm
 

The following are just a few samples of the kinds of cases that this law firm has handled over the last twenty years. They will give you an idea of the commitment and depth of experience of this law firm.


John S. Chambers is:
  • Formerly a New York City prosecutor.
  • An experienced litigator, having represented clients before juries in homicide cases and misdemeanors.
  • A specialist in the area of firearms' licensing for almost twenty years.
  • Successful in challenges against the NYCPD in numerous pistol license cases.
  • An experienced litigator having represented pistol and rifle/shotgun licensees before the New York City Police Department in Administrative Hearings since 1985.
  • A highly experienced legal writer, having written many legal briefs, Show Cause Orders, Administrative Appeals, Appellate Briefs in the area of handgun licensing.
LICENSEE FAILS TO NOTIFY OF ARRESTS
AND HE IS ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT TWICE

Pistol licensee is assaulted and stalked by his ex-girlfriend. He comes home from a NY Yankee game at about 1:00am with another woman and his ex is waiting at his doorstep. He tells his current girlfriend to drive home, and he will handle the situation. When he tries to get into his house, he is attacked by his ex-girlfriend, who neigbhors said had been waiting for the licensee since early in the evening. The licensee tries to call the police on his cellular phone, his ex grabs it and hits him with it. When the police come, she lies about what happened and he is arrested.

In fact, SHE HAS HIM ARRESTED TWICE. In neither instance did the licensee timely notify the Pistol License Divison of these incidents. As a consequence, his pistol license was revoked.

This law firm represented this licensee before the New York City Police Department, Pistol License Division and his pistol license was reinstated.

ARTICLE 78
THREE ARRESTS, ALL OF WHICH ARE FOR VIOLENT OFFENSES


Applicant who had been arrested three times (once for a violent felony- assault) makes application for a pistol license and is denied due to "arrest history: circumstances of arrests cast grave doubt upon applicant's fitness and character to possess a handgun." All of his arrests were for offenses considered violent in nature. Two were dismissed and one resulted in a conviction.

This law firm was retained to file an Article 78 in State Supreme Court on behalf of the applicant. While initially extremely reluctant to accept the case, the law firm did and the case was won before Justice Helen Freeman. The applicant received his pistol license after Justice Freeman remanded the case and directed the agency to issue a permit.
CARRY LICENSEE HAS HIS PERMIT CANCELLED AFTER TWENTY EIGHT YEARS WITH NO INCIDENTS, BECAUSE HE DOES NOT PASS AN ENHANCED "BUSINESS REVIEW" ON RENEWAL

Licensee who owns a garment center business, and had a concealed handgun permit in connection with this business for almost 30 years, has his permit summarily cancelled by the Pistol License Division.

The law firm is retained and files an Order to Show Cause in State Supreme Court. The law firm argues that the agency has acted both arbitrarily and capriciously in cancelling this long time licensee's concealed handgun permit and calls the agency "arrogent."

This law firm was successful in this case, as the matter was remanded and the carry license was reinstated.
LICENSEE'S PISTOL PERMIT IS REVOKED BASED UPON A CLAIM THAT THE LICENSEE MENACED HIS SON WITH HIS HANDGUN. FIRM IS RETAINED, LITIGATION THROUGH LEAVE TO APPEAL TO COURT OF APPEALS. LICENSEE PROCURES PISTOL PERMIT.

A long time pistol licensee is charged with menacing his son with his licensed handgun. He requests an administrative hearing, whichi is granted, and his permit is revoked. He brings an Article 78, pro se. When it is clear that he is going to lose, he retains this law firm.

This law firm continues with the litigation through the point of seeking Leave to Appeal to the Court of Appeals. When the Court of Appeals denies this request, a reapplication is submitted.

This firm was successful in finally procuring a reinstatement of the licensee's pistol license.
APPLICANT'S CARRY GUARD IS DENIED BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR, AND CONVICTED OF, CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON- A FELONY.

A carry guard with a serious felony on his record-- for illegal possession of a handgun-- retains this law firm, as he will lose his job without a handgun permit. This law firm drafts and submits an Administrative Appeal to the Pistol License Division.

The denial of this carry guard permit application is reversed, as a result of the appeal submitted by this law firm. Licensee is now able to keep his job, as he has been issued a New York City pistol license.








DOCTOR WHO HELD CARRY PERMIT FOR 22 YEARS ATTEMPTS TO RENEW ONE DAY LATE AND IS DENIED- PERMIT CANCELLED. HE IS TOLD TO REAPPLY, UPON REAPPLICATION, IT TAKES MORE THAN A YEAR AND HE IS DENIED FOR "FAILING TO DISTINGUISH HIMSELF FROM COUNTLESS OTHERS WHO DO BUSINESS IN EVERY CONCEIVABLE OCCUPATION WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF A PERMIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN."

A Staten Island doctor does not receive his renewal applicatoin on his concealed handgun permit. When he realizes it, it is one day after his expiration. Before contacting this law firm, the licensee called the Pistol License Division and is told: "LICENSE CANCELLED, VOUCHER YOUR HANDGUN AND REAPPLY."

The good doctor does as he is directed and reapplies. Upon reapplication, he provides all documentation that is required, attends a personal interview and waits over a year before he is DENIED.

Frustrated, this doctor retains this law firm who simultaneously submits an Administrative Appeal of this denial and an Order to Show Cause in New York State Supreme Court. Case is settled out of Court and the good doctor's permit is reinstated, due to this law firms actions.