Jersey City NJ Gun Possession Lawyers
The unlawful possession of a weapon in New Jersey is a very serious offense, one that carries mandatory jail time and mandatory parole ineligibility terms if convicted. The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall is an experienced Jersey City gun possession defense firm. We have over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty-five years of prior prosecuting experience. If convicted of illegally possessing a handgun in Jersey City, New Jersey, at a minimum the Defendant must serve five years in a State prison with a three year parole ineligibility term stipulation pursuant to the Graves Act. The graves act was instituted approximately ten (10) years ago in an effort to curb gang violence. It basically created mandatory prison terms and mandatory parole ineligibly term, set at 1/2 or three years whatever is greater. The unfortunate part of the Graves Act is that it failed to carve out exceptions for non-violent, non-gang related defendant’s, some of whom may lawfully possess that weapon in another State. For more information on the offense of unlawful possession of a weapon and the Graves Act, please click the links. If you would like to have a free initial consultation with any one of our eight Jersey City, NJ gun defense lawyers, please contact our Jersey City office at (201) 309-1800. Now here is a recent incident that happened in Jersey City, whereby an individual was charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon.
Jersey City NJ Police Charge Defendant with Robbery & Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
A twenty-two year old Jersey City resident voluntarily surrendered to local authorities approximately three weeks after it is alleged that he robbed a local deli store. It is alleged that the Defendant entered a deli, dressed in a black hoddie, with a bandana tied around his face and pointed a laser sighted BB gun at the cashier and demanded she give him all the money in the register. The cashier handed over $150 to the Defendant, which amounted to all the money in the register. The Defendant then fled the scene on a black mountain bike. Apparently a witness observed the Defendant fleeing the scene on the mountain bike and was able to point the police in the direction that the Defendant was heading in.
It is unknown what lead to the Defendant turning himself in but he did almost three weeks after the incident. The Defendant has formally been charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon and armed robbery. The Defendant, who has one prior arrest appeared at the Central Judicial Process (CJP), where bail was set at $100,000 cash or bond. If convicted, the Defendant could be sentenced up to thirty years in a New Jersey State Prison. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in Jersey City, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. For a free initial consultation, please contact our office directly at (201) 309-1800.