NJ Camden County¬Certain Persons Offense
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If you are facing criminal charges because of being a certain person not allowed to carry weapons in Camden County, it is vital that you take these allegations seriously. Disqualification from owning guns or carrying weapons stemming from mental health issues or convictions for certain offenses can lead to significant legal problems. If the case involves firearms such as shotguns or handguns, the conviction can result in long-term imprisonment. Therefore, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced defense lawyer to avoid severe penalties associated with violating N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7.
Spodek Law Group offers top-notch defense for anyone facing certain persons offenses throughout Camden County. We have a team of highly skilled attorneys who offer more than 200 years of combined experience defending individuals accused of various crimes, including unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of weapons for wrongful purposes, certain people’s crimes, and possession of firearms during controlled dangerous substance activities. With ten highly-experienced lawyers and our offices located conveniently a few blocks away from the county courthouse in Camden, we can provide effective services from anywhere.
Understanding Certain Person Offenses in Camden County
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7, certain types of crimes disqualify an individual as a certain person. These include homicide, aggravated assault, arson, robbery and burglary, kidnapping and sexual abuse or violence aggravated sexual assault among others. People who have been convicted of domestic violence offenses or have mental disorders are also disqualified from owning any type of weapon including firearms.
Elements that Prove Certain Persons’ Crimes Beyond Reasonable Doubt
To convict someone accused of committing particular persons’ crimes beyond reasonable doubt,a prosecutor must establish fundamental elements successfully.These include proving that the object was a firearm or another type of weapon and secondly establishing that the defendant owned purchased possessed or control led said weapon.Finally,the prosecutor must confirm that the defendant is a subject of one of the convictions listed under 2C:39-7 or had been institutionalized in a mental institution.
Degree of Offense and Penalties for Conviction
The severity of the offense depends on the degree of crime committed by an individual. Fourth through second-degree crimes are the levels available and carry different penalties according to New Jersey state law.
Fourth-Degree Crime – If someone who has previously been convicted of an offense outlined in N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7 is found with a weapon other than a firearm, then they may get charged with fourth-degree crime. Penalties include up to $10,000 in fines, 18 months’ imprisonment, or both.
Third-Degree Crime – People accused of owning firearms while having previous convictions involving domestic violence face third-degree charges, attract fines ranging from $3’15k and serve jail time for 3-5 five years or even more depending on your particular case facts and extenuating circumstances.
Second-Degree Crime -If individuals possess firearms, including handguns,rifles or shotguns,you will be charged with second-degree crime serving jail up-to ten years,fines can range up-to $150k per case.Generally speaking this is seen as a severe violation,affecting many lives negatively.All it takes is employment loss,inability’s to earn living for their families besides being negatively brandished by society as dangerous individual.
Graves Act Implications For Certain Person Charge
When facing certain person charges that involve firearms,this falls within sentencing guidelines outlined in Graves Act;mandatory minimum periods must be imposed,and the minimum period of imprisonment could go up to five years.This shows how consequential any guilt verdict by court would affect an individual’s life resulting in negative implications affecting their families too.
Camden NJ Certain Person Defense Lawyers
Spodek Law Group boasts skilled criminal defense lawyers able to navigate complex legal nuances that surround this particular law. With a deep understanding of Camden County’s legal system, our lawyers will provide the defense strategy and gather relevant information that helps build your case. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to provide free legal counsel by consulting with us overcall at (856) 336-2184.Use our phone number contact us,and avoid severe repercussions stemming from convictions of certain individuals’ criminal charges.
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