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In New Jersey, weapons offenses carry severe penalties. In order to defend yourself effectively, you need an experienced New Jersey firearms lawyer on your side. At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., we have three lawyers who are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as criminal trial attorneys, and collectively our attorneys have centuries of combined experience representing clients in New Jersey’s courts. If you have been charged with a weapons offense, we can defend you, but it is important that you contact us right away.
Several provisions of the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice outline weapons-related offenses. In general terms, New Jersey law defines weapons offenses as follows:
Some examples of specific weapons offenses in New Jersey include:
For purposes of criminal prosecution in New Jersey, weapons include knives, bats, tire irons, stars, or any other object that is being used as a weapon. The most serious crimes involve the possession or unlawful use of a firearm, such as machine guns, rifles, shotguns, automatic guns, pistols, BB guns and pellet guns. A conviction for having just one of these firearms, without a permit, carries a prison sentence of at least five years. Some weapons convictions result in an even longer prison sentence. Often they come with the requirement that the person serve one third, one half or 85 percent of the prison term before they become eligible for parole.
Anyone previously convicted of a felony could be sentenced to at least five years without parole for a weapons charge.
While the penalties for weapons offenses in New Jersey are severe, there are also many potential defenses to weapons charges that can be asserted under a broad range of circumstances. When you choose Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., your New Jersey firearms lawyer will work with you one-on-one to determine what defenses you can use to mitigate the consequences of your arrest, if not avoid a conviction entirely.
Depending on the circumstances involved in any particular case, potential defenses to weapons offense charges in New Jersey include:
Learn more about potential defenses to criminal charges in New Jersey.
Due to the serious consequences of weapons offense charges, it is very important to immediately seek the services of a New Jersey firearms lawyer who has specific experience in these types of cases. Our attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of individuals charged with weapons offenses, and we can use this experience to pursue a favorable outcome in your case.
If you are facing a weapons charge in New Jersey, you need to rely on the advice and representation of experienced defense counsel. Call us at 877-435-6371 or contact us online now for a free and confidential consultation.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.