NJ SEEKING A GRAVES ACT WAIVER OR PRETRIAL INTERVENTION FOR OUT OF STATE RESIDENTS
Experienced NJ Gun Lawyers: Your Bet to Avoid Harsh Prison Terms
Are you planning to visit New Jersey and wish to carry your gun along? Beware! You could face several years in prison even if you are a law-abiding citizen unknowingly transporting a weapon. This is because of strict laws under the Graves Act, which mandate harsh punishment. Therefore, it is crucial to consult our team of expert NJ gun attorneys at the Law Offices of Todd Spodek at the first sign of trouble.
Fortunately, with over 200 years of combined experience representing clients charged with handgun and other firearm offenses in New Jersey, our lawyers have an extensive track record of success in securing long-deserved results for our clients. Our team emphasizes that each case is unique and requires detailed attention, so we assign ten defense attorneys who specialize wholly in providing legal counsel on gun-related charges such as Domestic Violence committed with handguns, Juvenile crimes involving guns, Major Crimes Bureau cases also known as State cases involving high-level offenses like robbery or murder while carrying deadly weapons amongst others.
Our lawyers have devoted their practice entirely to criminal defense. Additionally, former County Prosecutors join the team as well thereby providing more significant resources and bandwidth to defend your rights in court. We have a certified Criminal Trial Attorney who specializes in getting Graves Act waivers in NJ.
Why Choose Our Lawyers?
Our lawyers possess exemplary qualifications that make them suitable to help avoid incarceration for visitors carrying firearms into New Jersey unknowingly. With special considerations aimed at obtaining a Graves Act waiver or Pretrial Intervention among these visitors who unwittingly find themselves charged with illegal firearms possession lacking the proper permits issued by New Jersey authorities. Three requirements must be met before considering getting pretrial intervention or a Graves Act waiver:
Ä¢ The handgun must be lawfully acquired
Ä¢ The possession must occur solely where it would be permissible under state laws.
Ä¢ Reasonable belief existed that it was lawful to take evidence in New Jersey.
Furthermore, our lawyers have the right skills and experience to assess factors that can influence whether pretrial intervention or a waiver is achievable before courts of competent jurisdiction.
Below are some of the factors we examine to enable us to get Pretrial Intervention or a Graves Act Waiver for you in New Jersey:
Factors Considered for Obtaining Pretrial Intervention or a Graves Act Waiver
When determining your eligibility for pretrial intervention or a waiver, the following factors must be considered:
1) Minimal exposure risk
Transporting stored gun(s)/rifle(s) through NJ without encountering minimal (OR significant) risks capable of causing significant damage to others.
2) Statement made to police officers
Your transparent intentions about your intent concerning the firearms will help support your case’s innocence.
3) Awareness of State firearm laws
Suspect should reasonably know and be aware that handling firearms outside their home state bears severe consequences lacking any legal protection whatsoever.
4) Surrendering Gun for Safekeeping
This proves defendant’s positive intentions regarding the safety of lives and properties.
5) Aberrational Nature Of Crime
Lack of previous criminal history concerning comparable offenses. The circumstances that led police officers to arrest and charge them are also relevant.
If bumping occurs after entering a guilty plea into Pretrial Intervention, occasionally, as prosecutors often make serious violations into such agreements; if this occurs, we may recommend Graves act waivers which come in two sentences and outcomes- (i): Reduces mandatory minimum parole ineligibility from 42 months to simply 12 months, known as “3 with one” opinion or(ii): probation.
It is worth noting that the possible plea outcome is usually probation unless aggravating circumstances- an oil in our legal system list outweighs mitigating ones on behalf of accused persons as per Attorney General Directive #2018-6 constitutes inadequate factors supporting your case or legal defense.
Why Should You Choose The Law Offices of Todd Spodek?
When you go to court on gun offenses, always remember that a state prison sentence is a severe possibility when caught and charged with guns in New Jersey without applicable legal permits required under the law. Ignorance, lack of knowledge about regulations concerning firearms in NJ, cannot be a reasonable defense claim during trial sessions.
Therefore, it is essential to hire the top NJ gun attorneys to help you defend your rights in court and navigate through this legal problem. Our team offers visitors specialized attention to obtain waivers or intervention among these overzealous prosecutors looking for ways to make an example out of unsuspecting visitors carrying illegal firearm(s).
Call us 24 hours a day and seven days a week at 212-300-5196 anytime, and let us provide you with professional comprehensive consultations relevant to addressing any possible issues weighing against you.
NEW JERSEY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS