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New Jersey Weapon Crime Attorneys

New Jersey Weapon Crime AttorneysNew Jersey Weapon Crime Attorneys

Dedicated Weapons Charge Defense Lawyers in Haddonfield, NJ Vigorously Represent Clients in Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout South Jersey

Crimes committed with weapons carry harsher punishments than similar or equivalent crimes committed without a weapon, as per state and federal laws. Gun charges in New Jersey are very serious, and in certain circumstances, the simple possession of a firearm can constitute a crime. If you are charged with a weapons offense, you should consider speaking with experienced New Jersey weapon crime attorneys. Our weapons charge defense lawyers in Haddonfield, NJ will skillfully handle your weapons charges. Contact us today so we can begin working to have the criminal charges that you face either reduced, dismissed, or deferred so that you can avoid incarceration and/or hefty fines.

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Our Weapons Charge Defense Lawyers in Haddonfield, New Jersey Handle All Kinds of Weapons Charges

There are many different types of gun charges in New Jersey. Many of them involve some type of unlawful possession of a weapon, and possessing a firearm without a permit is punishable by between three and five years in prison. It is a third-degree crime and includes handguns, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, and other assault weapons. If you illegally possess any other weapon that requires a license or permit, you can face fourth-degree crime charges and can be punished with a prison sentence of up to 18 months.

Keep in mind, however, that under certain circumstances, anything from bats and bottles to hammers, pipes, and other objects – anything that can be used as a weapon based on where and how it is used, can all be classified as weapons. When weapons are used in crimes of violence, the charges can be raised to a second-degree crime. This can have serious consequences, such as raising an assault charge to one of aggravated assault. There are also many weapons charges available to the police and prosecutors, and they include the possession of:

  • A firearm for unlawful purposes
  • A firearm in a motor vehicle
  • A handgun, rifle, or shotgun without a permit or license
  • A weapon while committing a crime or at an educational institution
  • A weapon or firearm while committing a drug offense

Other weapons charges that our weapons charge defense lawyers in Haddonfield, NJ can defend you against include charges related to the possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, weapons-related parole violations, juvenile possession of weapons, and failing to surrender a weapon.

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Handling Harsh Weapons Charges with Our Knowledgeable New Jersey Weapon Crime Attorneys

Weapons charges are usually categorized as felony crimes of the second-, third-, or fourth-degree and carry the following penalties:

  • Five to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $150,000 for second-degree offenses
  • Three to five years in prison and fines of up to $15,000 for third-degree offenses
  • Up to 18 months in prison and fines of up to $10,000 for fourth-degree offenses

If you face weapons charges of any kind in New Jersey, you should have experienced legal representation on your side to minimize your risk and the prison time you will likely face if convicted.

The courts must presume you are innocent of the charges you face until you are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. You have a constitutional right to a sound legal defense, and our weapons charge defense lawyers in Haddonfield, NJ will craft a defense that disproves and raises doubt about the prosecution’s case. We will also:

  • Work to secure your release for the lowest amount of bail possible if you have been arrested or detained;
  • Investigate the charges you face so that we can obtain evidence and statements connected to the case;
  • Identify issues with the prosecution’s case, such as illegal search and seizure, mistaken identity, illegal arrest, unreliable or unavailable witnesses, some form of profiling, and prosecutorial and/or police misconduct.

Once we have investigated your case, we can seek a reduction or dismissal of your charges. We can also pursue other alternatives to conviction, based on the case evidence. We may be able to strike a deal to avoid a trial, prove that no one was harmed during the alleged crimes, or lower the level of the charges you face so that you can get off completely free or with the minimum sentence possible, which can include some form of supervision, probation, pretrial interventions, diversionary programs, or community service (but only if the gun charges can be dismissed, because of the Graves Act and NERA). Contact our New Jersey weapon crime attorneys today for a thorough review of your legal options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Weapons Crimes in Haddonfield, NJ

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