Jersey City Gun Lawyers

Our Former Prosecutors Include The Gun Task Force Directors & Others Who Are Ready To Help You

Gun charges are common in Jersey City given its population and the presence of the Hudson County Superior Court where all second degree, third degree and fourth degree crimes involving handguns, rifles and shotguns are handled.The attorneys at our Hudson County criminal defense firm assume that you are attempting to secure a Jersey City gun lawyer given the nature of your research. Your effort to identifying the best local attorney to defend your firearm offense is well founded since the gun laws in New Jersey are extreme and often result in imprisonment to violators.  A talented litigator will afford you the opportunity to maintain your liberty and avoid other serious penalties. In your quest to select the right person to hire, it is important that you take a close look bios since things aren’t always as they appear. While it often sounds like an attorney has years of experience, don’t be surprised if you either cannot find when he was licensed or that his/her years in practice is totally inconsistent with the rhetoric on the website.

Exceptional Experience To Defend Your Gun Charge In Jersey City

There are no distortions of fact when it comes to the qualifications of our gun defense lawyers. We are a team of ten (10) attorneys that specialize in defense and only defense. Most of the attorneys have over 15 years experience and have served as prosecutors at some point in the history. We even employ a former director of major crimes, the entire trial division for a county and gangs, guns and drugs task force. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have over 150 years in practice combined and are ready to provide a free consultation anytime 24/7. Call our Jersey City Office, across from the Hudson County Superior Court, at 201-309-050 for immediate assistance.

Unlawful Possession of a Gun

N.J.S.A. 2c:39-5 is the criminal law that applies to unlawful possession of a weapon, including any pedigree of “gun”. If the gun is a handgun, machine gun or assault rifle, possession without the proper permit or license results in a second degree crime. When the gun is a rifle or shotgun, violation of this statute is a third degree crime. A gun charge that results in a second degree crime carries 5-10 years in prison and a fine that can reach $150,000. A third degree gun offense can result in your being sentenced at the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City to as many as 5 years in prison. You also face a fine of up to $15,000.

Possession of a Gun For An Unlawful Purpose

When someone possesses a gun for the purpose of using it illegally against person or property, a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4 is triggers. This is commonly referred to as possessing a gun or weapon for an unlawful purpose. Whenever the weapon involved in this violation is a firearm, the result offense is a second degree crime that results in 5-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. If the gun is imitation in nature, this is a fourth degree crime punishable by 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Certain Person Not To Possess A Gun

An individual becomes a person who is a certain person that cannot possess any type of weapon once they are convicted of certain criminal offenses set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7. It is a second degree crime to violate this law by possessing a firearm of any nature.

Attorneys for Gun Charges in Jersey City New Jersey

Hiring the right attorneys to defend your gun charges is very important since their performance will definitely be a factor in the outcome of your case. We believe that the lawyers in our Jersey City Office have top flight qualifications to put into action on your behalf. To speak to an attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall in a free consultation, call 201-309-0500. A lawyer with the knowledge and skill to help you win your gun case is available now.