Weapons charges were brought by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office for a Passaic couple. Allegedly, the couple would use belt buckles and an electrical cords to discipline their children. Allegedly the abuse has been going on for years now. In the affidavit, one of the defendant’s admitted to taking the handle of the refrigerator and threatening the children with it. Besides the weapons charges, the couple also face aggravated assault charges as well as endangering the welfare of a child charges. Both were being held at the Passaic County Jail. Their court date is set for March 29.

Hackensack Weapons Charges Lawyers

Depending on what the type of weapon is, and what it is used for, a weapons charge can typically range from a fourth degree to a second degree felony. Here’s the main difference for which degree it is:

  • 2nd Degree
    • Carries up to ten years in a New Jersey state prison
    • A fine of up to $150,000
    • A presumption of incarceration if convicted or pleads guilty
  • 3rd Degree
    • Carries up to five years in a New Jersey state prison
    • A fine up to $15,000
  • 4th Degree
    • Carries up to eighteen months in a New Jersey state prison
    • A fine up to $10,000

Why go with us? At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, 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

Please give our office a call if you or a loved one has been charged with a crime at 201-201-0086.