An Alabama man is facing gun charges over a traffic stop in Franklin Lakes on January 26. Terry Bagwell, from Cullman Alabama, was pulled over when apparently the Franklin Lakes police officer located the guns. The Franklin Lakes police officer located hunting rifles and a .22-caliber handgun which allegedly were not properly stored inside Bagwell’s car. It is not known why Bagwell was pulled over. Moreover, Bagwell has a previous offense, which is also unknown. This means besides the gun charges he is facing, he will also be facing a certain person to not possess a firearm charge. He supposedly has a first appearance on Thursday, January 28 at Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

Gun Lawyers in Hackensack, NJ

The charges Bagwell faces are very serious. The most serious charge he faces is N.J.S.A. 2C:39:5B(1), Unlawful Possession of a Handgun Without a Permit. This charge is a second (2nd) degree crime. That means if convicted or if he pleads guilty, he can face up to ten years in a New Jersey state prison. In addition to this, the unlawful possession of a handgun falls under the Graves Act. The Graves Act requires that at a minimum the defendant serve five years in New Jersey state prison, and is ineligible for parole for over two years.

The next most serious offense is N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5C(1), Unlawful Possession of Weapons-Rifles/Shotguns. This is a third (3rd) degree charge, which carries up to five years in New Jersey state prison. It also carries a up to a $15,000.00 fine.

Bergen County Gun Attorneys

If you or a loved one is facing a gun charge in Bergen County Superior Court, then you’ll need an experienced criminal attorney. Do your research before hiring just any criminal defense firm. Some topics that should be discussed are; how many cases such as these have they handled? How many jury trials have they tried? These are all very important questions before hiring a criminal defense attorney in Bergen County. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have the experience, knowledge, credentials and man-power to fight you or a your loved one’s federal criminal case. Specifically, our criminal defense law firm has:

  • Over two-hundred (200) years of combined experience
  • A team of eleven (11) criminal defense attorneys that devote their entire practice to criminal law
  • Our firm has seven (7) former prosecutors
    • Four (4) of our attorneys were former assistant county prosecutors and held directorial positions of the Drug, Gang, and Gun Task Force, Major Crimes Division, Trial Division, and Juvenile Division
  • We have multiple attorneys selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 or Top 40 Under 40
  • Two (2) of our lawyers were recently selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021 list for New Jersey which is a highly credentialed, peer-influenced, third-party validated, and a patented process that selects only 2.5% of the attorneys in New Jersey to this list
  • One (1) of our attorneys is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, a distinction held by less than 1% of attorneys in this State

Please call our office at 201-201-0086.