Weapons offenses are treated rather harshly throughout the state of New Jersey. Our gun control legislation is extremely strict. If you or someone that you love has been charged with any one of the numerous weapons violations identified in the New Jersey Criminal Code, the repercussions can be severe and long-lasting. At the Criminal Firm of the Spodek Law Group, we fully appreciate what is at stake and are committed to providing you the most effective defense possible in gun and other weapon cases.
Weapons Offenses in New Jersey
The New Jersey Code makes almost all varieties of weapon offense a felony offense. You could face charges on weapons violations in any of the following circumstances:
A multitude of factors affect the degree and seriousness of weapon charges; likewise the potential penalties. Irrespective, your case will be heard by the Criminal Division of the New Jersey Superior Court in your county. In most instances, incarceration is a very real possibility. For a first degree offense, you face 10-20 years behind bars. A second degree weapon crime can get you 5-10 years in state prison. Even a third degree offense for illegally possessing a weapon can land you in prison for as much as 5 years. There are special parole restrictions and mandatory minimum terms of incarceration that apply in these types of cases, specifically when a handgun is involved. Indeed, there are many serious weapons charges in New Jersey.
Our attorneys offer criminal defense services for the following weapons violations, as well as numerous others.
At Spodek Law Group, we have one of the largest legal defense teams in the state. We put our wealth of knowledge into action to protect our clients charged with weapons offenses, to help them avoid a felony conviction and what is often a mandatory prison sentence. With our experienced counsel and defense, we will guide you through the criminal law system using the insight we have gained through prior experience as New Jersey prosecutors.
Potential Defenses Our Attorneys Will Pursue
There are a number of defenses that are commonly successful in an illegal weapon case in Camden New Jersey. Some of the more notable routes our lawyers have taken include:
Contact Our New Jersey Weapon Offense Defense Lawyers
When staring down New Jersey’s harsh weapons offenses laws, you need a seasoned criminal lawyer to mount a successful defense. This is exactly what the attorneys at our firm are capable of doing for you. We will pick apart the facts of your case, explore every possible defense under the law and build an effective strategy to maintain your liberty. If you have been charged with a weapon offense and need our help, an attorney is ready to speak to you right away. Contact our New Jersey Criminal Defense Firm today for a free initial consultation.
Spodek Law Group defends handgun, shotgun and other weapons charges throughout Camden County, New Jersey including individuals arrested in , the City of Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Audubon, Pennsauken, Haddon Heights, Collingswood, Lindenwold, Bellmawr, Berlin, Haddonfield, Gloucester City, Stratford and other municipalities and counties throughout the state.
In some cases, a good lawyer may be able to get you a NJ Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program. This program will allow you to have your charges dismissed once you have completed the program. To be eligible for PTI, you must have no prior criminal history and the crime you are charged with must be non-violent. In many cases, there are alternatives available to jail time, such as jail alternatives, home detention, etc.
New Jersey Weapons Charges
New Jersey weapons law is governed by the Graves Act, which establishes mandatory sentencing requirements for convicted felons who illegally possess a gun. The Graves Act provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of at least three years in prison, with 85% of the sentence required to be served before parole eligibility. The law also provides for enhanced penalties for anyone who uses a gun to commit a crime.
The types of weapons offenses that are most commonly prosecuted in New Jersey are:
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