NJ BURLINGTON COUNTY UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON CHARGES
Defend Your Freedom with the Mount Holly Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Defense Lawyer
For people living in New Jersey, particularly in Burlington County, it is imperative to note that possessing firearms, including handguns, rifles, shotguns, and other weapons, is illegal under strict gun laws. It is crucial to hire an experienced criminal lawyer proficient in defending firearm-related offenses like unlawful possession. At the Law Offices of Todd Spodek, we have a team of brilliant attorneys who have helped countless individuals facing such firearm offenses.
Why choose Law Offices of Todd Spodek?
Our exceptional team consists of 10 attorneys certified in criminal trial advocacy and over 200 years of combined experience representing clients arrested for gun charges involving illegal weapons, assault firearms, machine guns and rifles or firearms without a purchaser identification card. What’s more? Some members of our team are former county prosecutors who previously served as Directors of the Guns Task Force or Major Crimes Bureau. Consequently, they offer unmatched proficiency representing gun-related offenses.
Our law offices are conveniently located across the Burlington County courthouse on High Street Road in Mt Holly. Our clients can contact us 24/7 at 609-491-2110 to schedule a free initial consultation if they get arrested for unlawful possession or any matter requiring legal assistance. Our law firm defends those charged with illegal possession from various cities within Burlington County: Bordentown,CinnaminsonDelran,EveshamFlorence,LumbertonMaple Shade,Medford,Pemberton,Willingboro or any other surrounding regions.
Unlawful Possession Weapon Charge in Burlington County
The statute governing unlawful possession crimes is N.J.S.A 2C:39-5 divided into subdivisions targeting specific weapons and detailing offenses graded based on severity level.
Subsection (a) strictly prohibits owning and knowingly possessing a machine gun without licensure. Conviction results in imprisonment terms ranging five to ten years accompanied by a maximum fine of $150,000.
Subsection (b) makes it illegal to have handguns without a carry permit or firearms purchaser identification card; owning guns exceeding legal usage thresholds classified as second-degree crimes. Conviction leads to 42-month mandatory minimum incarceration terms under New Jersey Graves Act. That said, owning air or spring-based mechanisms, such as pellet revolvers and pistols, devoid of permit count as third-degree crimes. However, gun owners can transport handguns legally to/from gun ranges or shops without permits.
Subsection (c) makes possessing shotguns or rifles unlawful without purchaser identification cards carrying prison sentences ranging between 3-5 years with fines up to $15,000 for those convicted.
Moreover, possession of assaulting-style firearms minus proper licensure is an infringement of section 2C:39-5 constituting a second-degree crime with severe sentencing restrictions and heavy financial penalties for those convicted.
Lastly, subpart (d) prohibits possessing any other weapons whose usage is not manifestly appropriate. Illicit possessions are fourth-degree crimes punishable by incarceration periods confined within eighteen months and fines not exceeding $10,000.
Graves Act Effect
The Graves Act imposes minimum sentences sans eligibility for parole linked with grave unlawful offenses such as drug distribution cases, aggravated assaults involving deadly weapons like rifles and handguns in New Jersey. The law applies whenever individuals use these weapons unlawfully or possess them illegally in the state-wide territory. Earlier restricted exclusively to scenarios revolving around possession of illegalized handguns, the Graves Act renders each sentence for unlawful possession crimes bound by strict stipulations requiring offenders’ service previous eligibility regarding parole conditions. That saids obtaining a waiver from the Graves Act offers the only way for offenders involved in these charges; pretrial intervention enables probationary freedom under stricter supervision.
Defense Against Burlington County Unlawful Possession Offense Charges
The most effective defense against Burlington County gun offense types center on contesting search techniques and methods utilized to produce evidence. Everyone knows it is a history of law enforcement agencies’ and officers’ unchecked and entirely unregulated tendencies to perform illegal searches and seizures. This irregularity leads to cases being dismissed, or lots of evidence produced through improper search techniques can be suppressed, paving the way for amicable settlements.
The consequences arising from being charged with unlawful firearm or weapon possession crimes include heavy fines, parole ineligibility mandatory prison time with severe criminal record implications. Employing the services of experienced criminal attorneys whose forte involves representing clients facing gun-related offenses is essential. Protect your rights and freedom by reaching out to The Law Offices of Jonathan F Marshall today at 609-491-2110 for a free initial consultation.
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