Firearms: 18 U.S.C. 921-931, is a serious crime. If you or a loved one is charged with this, then they are facing a federal offense. In addition to facing years in a federal penitentiary, a defendant can face a hefty fine, and criminal record. This is why it is important to seek out an experienced federal criminal defense attorney that has experience handling firearm cases. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall we have the man-power, credentials, knowledge, and experience to help you or your loved one facing a federal firearm charge. At our office, we have:

  • Eleven (11) criminal defense attorneys on staff
    • Combined together, over 200 years of experience
  • Eight (8) former prosecutors on staff
    • Four (4) were former county prosecutors who’ve tried high-profiled murders trials before a jury during their tenure as prosecutors
    • Many held directorial positions during their tenures as former assistant county prosecutors
      • One (1) was the head of the Drug, Gang, and Gun Task force
      • One (1) was the head of the Major Crimes Division
      • One (1) was the head of the Trial team
      • One (1) attorney tried thirty murder cases to verdict, and won every single on of them
    • Three (3) former municipal prosecutors
  • Multiple attorneys selected to either the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 or Top 40 Under 40
  • Two (2) attorneys selected to Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for criminal defense
    • Only 2.5% of attorneys in New Jersey are selected to said list
  • One (1) attorney certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney
    • Less than 1% of attorneys hold this distinction in New Jersey

If you or a loved one is facing a federal firearms charge, please don’t hesitate to contact our law firm.

NJ Firearms: 18 U.S.C. 921-931 Lawyer

A firearm is defined under federal law as a weapon which an expel a projectile either by explosive or designed/converted to readily do so. Antique firearms, however, are not included. Under 18 U.S.C. 922, federal law prohibits a certain person from possessing a firearm. Under this law, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:

  • the defendant was in possession or in receipt of a firearm or ammunition;
  • the firearm or ammunition was transported across state lines; and
  • the defendant is:
    • a convicted felon, or
    • a fugitive from justice, or
    • a drug user, or
    • an alien (this includes illegal aliens) lawfully admitted under non-immigrant visas, or
    • a defendant subject to a domestic violence restraining order, or
    • a defendant convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, or
    • a citizen that has renounced their US citizenship, or
    • a veteran that was dishonorably discharged from the US military

Possible Penalties

A conviction is punishable by up to ten (10) years. A more severe sentence of a minimum of fifteen years in prison can be imposed if the defendant has three or more prior felony convictions that is either violent or drug related. A fine of up to $250,000.00 can be imposed as well.

NJ Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one is facing a federal criminal charge, such as the one above, please don’t hesitate to contact our firm. We are available 24/7.