New Jersey has extraordinarily stringent weapons laws, with a host of offenses classified as indictable felonies, many of which entail mandatory terms of incarceration and/or periods of parole ineligibility for those convicted. In many instances, weapons charges such as possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose are issued in addition to other charges such as those for drug offenses, assault, or property crimes. In other cases, a charge such as unlawful possession of a weapon will be levied against an individual who is found in possession of a firearm without a valid permit. In fact, due to New Jersey’s refusal to acknowledge out-of-state gun permits, charges of this kind are issued against visitors with astounding frequency. Moreover, many weapons offenses, particularly those involving handguns and firearms, are governed by New Jersey’s Grave’s Act, which requires the imposition of a mandatory term of incarceration with a minimum period of parole ineligibility.
Considering the gravity of a weapons charge in New Jersey, it is essential to handle these cases with the utmost attention and concern. At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of attorneys utilize over 100 years of combined experience on both sides of the legal aisle to develop the most compelling and effective defenses for our clients. In addition, we often negotiate with prosecutors to help our clients avoid the mandatory minimums associated with some weapons charges and to facilitate enrollment in diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention, which is often denied in these cases. To speak with a member of our talented defense team, contact our offices at 908-722-1011 for a free consultation.
Hunterdon County NJ Weapons Offense Lawyers
Our former prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys have accumulated decades of experience handling New Jersey weapons charges, some of which include:
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
- Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons
- Drugs and Guns Violations
- Unlawful Disposition of a Firearm
- Forfeiture of Weapons
- Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Devices
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You may have been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon for traveling through New Jersey with a firearm that you legally obtained and have a permit for in your home state. You may have been charged with a weapons offense while allegedly committing another crime, such as robbery. Regardless of the way in which these charges arose, the potential consequences can be catastrophic. Contact The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall today and find a group of advocates who will work diligently on your behalf to secure the most favorable outcome.