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. If you or a loved one has been charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon, certain persons, possession of hallow point bullets or any other weapons offense for that matter in Bergen County, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. We serve all of Bergen County including towns like Mahwah, Fort Lee, Paramus, Hackensack, Lodi, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Garfield and Elmwood Park. If you would like to come into our office to have a one on one consultation with Mr. Oliver who heads up our Hackensack Office please contact us at 201.429.9783.  We are available 24/7 to help assist in anyway possible and as always our initial consultations are always free. 

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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 Jonathan F. Marshall 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, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Montvale and 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. We fully understand that being charged with a criminal offense can be absolutely devastating let alone an offense that requires mandatory incarceration. As such we make ourselves available 24/7 to help assist in anyway possible. We can be reached directly at 201.429.9783.