A Ridgewood, New Jersey Dr. is being held on $1 million bail after law enforcement agencies found volatile chemicals, and other paraphernalia used for making bombs in his basement. According to law enforcement, the 60-year-old Ridgewood resident was also in possession of multiple assault weapons which were unlicensed and ammunition magazines of high-capacity stored in his home.

The Defendant  has been incarcerated in the Bergen County Jail since his arrest in November. As a result of his arrest, and of the criminal charges that he is facing, the state board of New Jersey medical examiners has had his medical license temporarily suspended. They cite the fact that the Defendant was not licensed to own a firearm as the reason for this temporary suspension. The suspension will be in effect, until the board is able to come to a decision, and review the defendant’s case. However, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the defendant also has a license to practice medicine in New York City. A review of the electronic records available show that the defendant’s New York license has not yet been suspended.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office will most likely be indicting the defendant on charges of unlawful possession of weapons, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5. This is a second degree felony in New Jersey and if convicted of this charge alone the defendant will be facing up to ten years in a New Jersey State Prison and may also be subject to the Graves Act. The Graves Act was instituted by the New Jersey Legislature in an attempted to curb gang violence, if this act applies, the defendant will be facing not only mandatory incarceration but a period of parole ineligibility as well.

The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliverhas over 100 years of combined experience on staff. We have been handling all sorts of weapons charges throughout Bergen County for over fifteen years. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense we can help. Please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys.