NJ CAMDEN COUNTY UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON OFFENSE
Facing Charges for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in New Jersey? Spodek Law Group is Here to Help
If youve been accused of unlawful possession of a weapon in New Jersey, having a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side should be your top priority. A guilty verdict could lead to serious penalties, including a criminal record and a lengthy prison sentence. That’s where Todd Spodek and his team of dedicated lawyers at Spodek Law Group can help. Available around the clock, we are ready to assist with your case and defend your rights.
Understanding N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5: The Law on Unlawful Possession of Weapons in New Jersey
The law that applies to unlawful possession, sale, transport, or distribution of weapons in New Jersey is N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5. This statute covers various types of weapons, each with varying levels of penalties attached to them.
Machine Guns: Under the law, individuals who possess machine guns or devices that can easily be converted into machine guns without proper licensing may be convicted of second-degree crimes.
Handguns: Anyone possessing a handgun without the proper permit to carry is committing third-degree crime unless they possess an antique firearm. If they have what’s considered a spring gun or air rifle pistol capable of ejecting a missile smaller than three-eighths inch in diameter – then it rises to become a second-degree charge.
Rifles and Shotguns: Individuals must have firearms purchasing cards when possessing rifles or shotguns; otherwise, they’re committing third-degree crimes. Should any rifle or shotgun be loaded upon discovery during an arrest – this becomes increased to the second degree.
Assault Firearms: If someone possesses any assault firearm without registration or rendering it inoperable – they commit second-degree crimes.
Unlawful Possession Penalties in New Jersey
The severity of penalties related to charges for unlawful possession of a weapon in New Jersey is dependent on the grade of the crime. A second-degree criminal offense can result in five to ten years of imprisonment and a fine up to $150,000. Third-degree possession of a weapon carries consequences such as jail time ranging from three to five years and potentially results in approximately a $15,000 fine. Fourth-degree carrying penalties may involve consequences such as 18 months in state prison plus fines reaching up to $10,000. Finally, there’s also the disorderly person offense – punishable with up to six months behind bars along with a hefty fine of up to $1,000.
Why Choose Spodek Law Group
Todd Spodek is known for his recognition as a “Super Lawyer”. Our team comprises only knowledgeable, skillful attorneys with years of experience in criminal law. We comprehend some cases require creative solutions, while others are defended via well-researched litigation strategies more favorable to our client’s side. Our defense strategies stand out, backed by experts using cutting-edge technology and forensic teams incorporating top-rated expert witnesses that contest findings related to ballistics, fingerprints or DNA analysis.
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