Gun Charges Issued in Hudson County NJ
A routine traffic stop by a Port Authority Police Officer on Friday night turns into an upstate New York resident being charged with among other things unlawful possession of a weapon. According to the reports released thus far, the officer pulled over the Defendant, a twenty-four (24) year old male from New York, for a faulty headlight. Upon a further inquire, the officer noticed the Defendant had several shotgun shells located in the center console. Based on his observations, the officer questioned the Defendant on whether or not there was anything else illegal inside the vehicle. It is at that point in time that the Defendant informed the officer that he had a shotgun located in the rear of the vehicle.
Based on their discoveries, the Defendant was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and several traffic violations as well. The Defendant will most likely be charged with unlawful possession of a weapon in the third degree since the weapon in question is a shotgun. If convicted, the Defendant would be facing up too five (5) years in a State prison and a fine up too $35,000.
Shotgun Possession Lawyers in Jersey City NJ
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Hudson County, in towns like Jersey City, Weehawken, Hoboken, North Bergen, Secaucus or Union City, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. Our office has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including years of prior prosecuting experience. If you would like to come into our office to discuss your options, please contact our Jersey City office directly at 201.309.1800. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible. We have extensive experience representing clients charged with weapons offenses including unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and certain persons as well.