Highly Skilled Unlawful Possession of a Weapon Defense Lawyer in Jersey City
Protecting Your Rights Against Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in New Jersey
Are you charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5 for unlawfully possessing handguns, machine guns, rifles and shotguns, and other weapons in Hudson County? Spodek Law Group has an extensive track record of successfully representing clients against unlawful possession charges throughout the state of New Jersey. Our legal team has over 150 years of combined experience defending individuals’ rights, and we possess a deep understanding of the state’s strict weapons laws.
The Severity of Unlawful Possession Charges in NJ
New Jersey has some of the most stringent gun control laws throughout the country. The Graves Act was amended back in 2008 as an attempt to curb illegal firearms use and penalize those who carry or possess firearms unlawfully. If convicted under this act, you may face mandatory prison sentences, probation periods, or loss of permit eligibility.
Unlawful possession charges also come with severe penalties on top of Graves Act provisions for possessing any weapon not legally appropriate or manifestly inappropriate circumstances. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer specializing in weapon charges to avoid these harsh consequences.
Types of Unlawful Weapons
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5 law, unlicensed individuals found with handguns, rifles/shotguns, and machine guns will be facing second-degree unlawful possession charges with fines up to $150k and imprisonment from five-to-ten years if convicted by a Superior Court jury.
The degree-of-crime classification extends to various other weapons under circumstances not considered legal like BB guns/pellet guns categorized as third-degree offenses with fines amounting to $15k and lesser incarceration consequences from zero-to-five years upon conviction by a court ruling.
Highly Skilled Attorneys at the Law Offices Of Todd Spodek
Our criminal defense lawyers have earned an outstanding reputation among New Jersey’s legal community. At the Law Offices of Todd Spodek, our legal team is fully equipped to provide a potent defense on behalf of clients who may be out-of-state travelers or involve cases where individuals are caught up in non-legal circumstances with the wrong weapons.
We have an exceptional track record in Hudson County for providing effective representation against unlawful possession charges thanks to our thorough understanding of NJ’s weapon laws. Our office is located at 574 Newark Avenue, Suite 204A, just opposite the County Courthouse on grounds that let you meet up conveniently with our attorneys.
Protecting Your Rights Against Unlawful Possession Charges
As previously discussed, “Unlawful possession of a weapon” comes with severe consequences in New Jersey. If you’re charged with this offense, you need a skilled and experienced attorney who will mount a robust defense on your behalf from start to finish.
The state prosecutor must prove several elements beyond reasonable doubts for a guilty verdict to be handed down, including actual or constructive possession of the weapon and lack of requisite permit identification material. You do not want to leave anything to chance when facing charges like these!
Our legal team at The Law Offices of Todd Spodek has garnered extensive experience representing clients facing firearms-related charges in both state and federal courts. We will leverage every tool at our disposal within the bounds of the law while ensuring your rights are protected throughout every step of the judicial process.
NEW JERSEY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS