Hello. I am the student mentioned here.
I am 20 years old and a the legal owner of the weapons in question. Both are legal firearms in the state of NY.
What occured was that my cars alternator belt had broken and I pulled into a driveway which I had though was just a lead nowhere patch of pavement. I pulled in order to have a flat surface (Oleary is on an incline) to fix it. You can see the patch
In order to get my jack out of my car I removed my firearms from the trunk, got my jack out, and put my firearms back into the trunk and proceeded to jack up my car. Apparently a teacher from the someone from the building near the patch saw me (I saw him too and said "Hello, how are you?" to which I received no response) and was worried I might start something or whatever. In about 15 minutes I was surrounded (at least 20 officers) by cops and in cuff. However I was cordial since I knew I had not broken any laws.
Long story short, the police let my go because I was not in any violation of any law. However later that weekend (Saturday evening to be precise) I was served a persona no grate by the University of Albany SUNY (who's dorms are located across the street from the patch and where my girlfriend is going) and by Siena College where my ROTC battalion is headquartered.
My questions in regards to the circumstances is this.
1) The letter I received from University of Albany SUNY (and will receive from Siena college) state that I am banned from the premises and have to receive prior permission to come by or I will will be charged with trespassing. First off as a member of the public can they ban me if they are a public University and I have not violated any laws nor any of their policies while on their campus? The incident in question took place on a city street, owned and maintained by the city of Albany.
2) Where can I contact a lawyer regarding this incident who is proficient with gun law in NYS?