And ESPN is stating that Burress is already lawyered up. He has the same lawyer P-Diddy had. How nice. Here comes the little slap on the wrist for Burress. No surprise there....
PLAXICO BURRESS COULD CATCH A FELONY RAP
By ANGELA MONTEFINISE
November 29, 2008
Gridiron gunslinger Plaxico Burress Plaxico Burress could get flagged with a felony for allegedly toting a loaded gun into a club Friday night.
Records show the Giants New York Giants ' star receiver does not have a permit to carry a weapon in the city, meaning that he had no legal right to do so in the LQ Club in Manhattan, where he allegedly shot himself in the leg.
Burress did have a concealed-weapon permit issued to him in Florida, where he has a home, but records show it expired in May.
And even if it was still valid, New York does not recognize out-of-state permits.
"New York has the most restrictive pistol-licensing system in the United States," said Thomas King, president of the New York Rifle and Pistol Association. "It recognizes absolutely no out-of-state permits. An out-of-stater never has the authority to carry [here]."
Criminal possession of a loaded weapon is a felony in New York, punishable by up to a year in prison.
Investigators spent part of today trying to catch up to Burress for questioning. It was unclear whether they planned to charge him.http://www.nypost.com/seven/11292008...rap_141431.htm