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Weapon Offenses

Bergen County Gun Lawyers

It is well known that New Jersey has probably the strictest weapon offense laws in the Country. Truck drivers admittedly avoid traveling through the State of New Jersey if possible to avoid any potential issues. The legislatures had to create what is known as the Graves Act to help curb the weapons epidemic that New Jersey like the rest of the Country is facing. The overall goal of the graves act is to make the already harsh gun laws even harsher, by including mandatory incarceration and parole ineligibility for certain offenses. The hidden underline purpose of the graves act was to help control the gang issues in New Jersey, however,  the legislation is so broad that it covers everyone not just gang members. As you will see, there are certain waivers which may be filed and argued on your behalf in an attempt to take your cases out of the Graves Act.  Another severe penalty which often comes into play with certain weapons offenses in New Jersey is the No Early Release Act, (“NERA”) which in pertinent part requires an individual to serve up to 85% of their sentence before they become eligible for parole.

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Hackensack NJ Gun Attorneys

With that being said, there are certain waivers which may be applicable depending on the facts of your case.  In addition, most weapons charges stem from some form of a search; therefore, there is always the potential for a suppression motion if the said search violated your rights. The staff at the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver has over 100 years of combined experience, including over twenty years of combined prosecuting experience.  We have been representing individuals charged with unlawful possession of a weapon throughout Bergen County for over fifteen years. Listed below are some of the more common weapons offenses individuals find themselves charged with in Bergen County:

  1. Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  2. Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes
  3. Possession of a Firearm without a valid permit
  4. Certain Persons Not to be in Possession of a Firearm
  5. BB / Airsoft / Paintball  Guns

Experienced NJ Criminal Defense Gun Lawyers

As stated earlier, the penalties if convicted of certain weapons offenses can have severe consequences on your life, which include lengthy state prison sentences.  If you have been charged with any of the aforementioned crimes in towns like Hackensack, Teaneck, Fort Lee & Ramsey it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal defense trial attorney about your options. As you can see from above, there are certain waivers that an experienced criminal defense attorney can obtain in order to keep you from being incarcerated. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County offices  to speak to one of our experienced attorneys about your rights.

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This site was constructed for the purposes of providing information relating to The Law Offices of
Jonathan F. Marshall and the members of such firm. You are not considered a client of the firm until
you have signed a retainer agreement and your case has been accepted by one of our attorneys.

Note on Prior Results: Prior results, notwithstanding the similarity of circumstances, do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any pending or future matter.