An Accomplished Defense Attorney Who Is A Former County Prosecutor Is Ready To Discuss The Gun Charge You Are Facing In Mount Holly
Possession of a handgun or numerous other firearms without a permit results in severe penalties in New Jersey. The situation is no different in Burlington County despite its rural nature. You cannot possess a gun without proper documentation without exposing yourself to the possibility of imprisonment. This means that you must have a carry permit if you are carrying a handgun in any manner beyond transport to or from a range, dealer or repair shop. You need to make the right decision in selecting a gun possession defense attorney because your liberty certainly may be in play.
Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can offer you exceptional qualifications to ensure you reach the very best outcome in your Burlington County gun case. We can offer you:
- Over 200 years of combined experience defending handgun, shotgun, rifle and other firearm charges at the Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly
- A team of 10 lawyers that specializes exclusively in defense
- Former county prosecutors that served as Director of the Gun Task, Major Crimes, Trial Division, Juvenile and other departments
- Certified criminal trial attorneys
- An office conveniently located across the county courthouse
If you were charged with possession of an illegal gun and are in the process of researching the right lawyer to defend your offense, we are confident that you recognize the impressive nature of our credentials. To take the next step and speak to an attorney without any obligation whatsoever, call 609-491-2110 for a free consultation immediately.
Gun Charges in Burlington County New Jersey
There are many forms of gun offense that someone can face in Burlington County. Virtually every variety is a felony that can only be dealt with at the Superior Court. This is the only place where a crime of the fourth degree, third degree, second degree or first degree can be heard. Whether you were arrested in Burlington Township, Bordentown, Pemberton, Mt. Laurel, Evesham, Burlington Township, Willingboro or another local municipality, your case will be directed to the Criminal Division in Mount Holly for resolution. The more common types of gun charge you can face there include:
Unlawful Possession of a Handgun. The firearm that is of most interest to police throughout Burlington County is unquestionably handguns. Unless a pistol or revolver is being transported to or from a gun range or gun shop, it cannot be possessed without a carry permit. Failure to comply with this limitation results in a criminal charge for unlawful possession of a handgun. This gun offense is a second degree crime that carries 5-10 years in prison and falls within the mandatory minimum term requirements of the Graves Act. For a more detailed discussion of Burlington County handgun charges click here.
Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun, Assault Rifle, Machine Gun or Defaced Firearm. Certain weapons are illegal to possess under any circumstance. Firearms such as sawed-off shotguns, machine guns, assault rifles and defaced firearms are weapons that are strictly prohibited in New Jersey. Possession of a machine gun or assault rifle is a second degree crime. It is a third degree crime to possess a sawed-off shotgun and a fourth degree crime to possess a defaced firearm.
Illegal Transport of Guns & Firearms. N.J.S.A. 2C:39-6g requires that firearms be transported: (1) unloaded; (2) in a case, box or another secured device, or locked in the trunk; and (3) that travel with the weapon be limited insofar as reasonably necessary.
Possession of a Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun or Other Gun for an Unlawful Purpose. An additional gun charge that can arise in Burlington County is possession for an unlawful purpose. This offense arises where an individual possesses a firearm such as a handgun in order to use it unlawfully against another person or property. A conviction for violating N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4 (“Possession of weapons for unlawful purposes”) is a second degree crime where the weapon is a firearm. For more information on this charge click here.
Certain Person Not To Possess a Gun. When someone is convicted of burglary, robbery, distribution of CDS, aggravated assault and many other felonies, they become a “certain person” that is prohibited from possessing any type of firearm. When a Burlington County certain person offense is predicated on a prior felony record, the offense is a second degree crime. It is a third degree crime where the charge is based on a domestic violence conviction and a fourth degree crime where it is the result of a prior psychiatric/mental health finding.
Graves Act Implications. Another consideration for anyone charged with a gun violation in Burlington County is the Graves Act. Strict sentencing requirements, specifically, a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment must be imposed at the time of sentencing at the county courthouse in Mount Holly.
Mount Holly Gun Possession Attorney
New Jersey Gun charges are much more common than you might think despite their serious nature. Unfortunately, unlicensed handguns and other firearms are encountered every day by police in Mout Laurel, Bordentown, Southampton, Pemberton, Evesham, Burlington City or elsewhere in the county. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall handle many of these cases annually as members of one of the state’s largest firms with an office in Mount Holly. If you were arrested for possession of a gun, we are ready to discuss all of the facts surrounding your charge in a free consultation. Our advice and insight will be provided based on our vast experience handling gun charges, including our time serving as the Director of the Gun Task Force and other key roles at the Prosecutor’s Office. A lawyer is available now at 609-491-2110 to help you.
Gun Shops in Burlington County New Jersey
Centaur Firearms LLC, 603 NJ-38, Lumberton, NJ 08048
Pistol Pete’s Gun Shop, 4 Park Dr, Shamong, NJ 08088
Gun Servicing, 101 Gilbert Rd, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505
Cheyenne Mountain Outfitters, 244 US-130, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505
Way It Was Sporting Services, Inc., 620 Chestnut St, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Police Ammo From the Gun Shop, 60 Main St D, Southampton Township, NJ 08088
Gun Ranges in Burlington County New Jersey
Delran Junior Marksman Club Inc., 1200 Taylors Ln, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Legacy Indoor Range & Armory, 101 U.S. 130, S Ste 324, Madison Bldg, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Range 14 Rod & Gun, Bldg. 9060, Fort Dix, New Jersey 08640