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New Jersey Gun Lawyers

With Offices in Hackensack, Newark, and Morristown

The preamble to the United States Constitution reads: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” This landmark document was quickly followed by the Bill of Rights, and the two together form the foundation of the greatest superpower in the modern world.

The Bill of Rights establishes the fundamental liberties guaranteed to all U.S. citizens, among the first and most significant of which is “the right to bear arms,” outlined in the Second Amendment. Over the years, the right to bear arms has been called into question, the true meaning debated, and the underlying issues becoming the source of highly contentious debates among Americans on both sides of the political spectrum. With adversaries invoking mass shootings and gun violence as arguments against the right to bear arms, supporters point to the framers of the U.S. Constitution and the principles upon which this country was founded.

New Jersey Gun Laws

It has been difficult to reach consensus with regard to the true meaning, intention, and application of the Second Amendment, but America is indeed a republic, which allows the states significant discretion in determining the gun laws that apply within their jurisdictions. As a result, your gun rights and responsibilities can dramatically change based on where you live, work, visit, or even travel through. New Jersey is a prime example of the implications of gun policy, enacting some of the strictest gun laws in the nation with stringent requirements for gun owners and a policy of extreme enforcement against weapons offenders.

So, how does an average American exercise their gun rights without violating the law? And what do you do if, for some unfortunate reason, you are accused of a criminal offense involving a weapon?

Criminal Defense Against Weapons Charges In New Jersey

At The Tormey Law Firm, it is our purpose to provide the knowledge and resources that you need to enjoy your rights in full compliance with New Jersey weapons laws, and when necessary, to provide the most comprehensive and vigorous defense for those charged with weapons offenses. With members who previously served on behalf of the State prosecuting gun offenders, we utilize or unique insight to construct the most innovative and effective defense strategies.

Our New Jersey weapons defense team includes several former gun prosecutors, one of whom served in the weapons forfeiture unit of the Morris prosecutor’s office, multiple attorneys who held positions in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and highly acclaimed attorneys who have established a reputation for excellence through their many successes in Superior Courts across New Jersey, including in Bergen, Morris, Essex, and Passaic counties. Our firm’s founder, Travis J. Tormey, has received the Avvo.com Client’s Choice Award every year for the last four years and was recently named among the Top 10 Criminal Attorneys in New Jersey by the American Jurist Institute.

Whether you have been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, a certain persons offense, or another weapons crime, or you are seeking the return of your weapons in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident, our seasoned New Jersey criminal defense attorneys are poised to attack the State’s case in pursuit of the best possible outcome.

Experienced New Jersey Weapons Attorneys

Travis Tormey

Alissa Hascup

Christopher Perry

John P. Graves

Our criminal trial team is composed of former gun prosecutors and experienced criminal defense lawyers who are intimately familiar with the system, firearms offenses, and all potential defenses that may apply to your case. For example, Alissa D. Hascup prosecuted gun charges for the Morris County Prosecutor's office and handled a number of gun trials for the State of New Jersey.

In addition, she worked at that office with John Graves, who served in the firearms forfeiture unit. Now, John handles all the gun forfeiture cases for our firm. Also, Christopher Perry served as a judicial law clerk to a criminal trial judge in Bergen County who presides over gun trials. Chris has successfully handled a number of gun cases in Bergen and Essex County for the firm.

Finally, our managing partner, Travis J. Tormey was recently recognized as one of the top 10 criminal lawyers in New Jersey by the American Jurist Institute. He has a perfect 10.0 attorney rating on Avvo.com and has received their clients choice award for four straight years.

Managing partner at the Tormey Law Firm
since 2012

  • Named one of the ten best criminal lawyers in New Jersey by the American Jurist Institute in 2016
  • Named one of the top 10 criminal attorneys in NJ under 40 years old by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Named one of the top 10 criminal trial lawyers in NJ under 40 years old by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Avvo attorney rating service: 10.0 perfect rating
  • Avvo client's choice award winner: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Of Counsel

  • Former prosecutor at the Morris County Prosecutor's Office
  • Handled a number of gun trials for the State of NJ
  • Has successfully handled many firearms cases as criminal defense attorney
  • Named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2016
  • Former chair of the criminal law section of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Perfect 10.0 attorney rating on Avvo.com

Of Counsel

  • Former prosecutor at the Morris County Prosecutor's Office
  • Served in the firearms forfeiture unit as a prosecutor
  • Has successfully handled a number of firearms cases as criminal defense attorney
  • Handles many gun permit applications and firearms forfeiture hearings for the firm
  • Handles many domestic violence matters and all weapons forfeiture issues relating to same
  • Former judicial law clerk

Associate

  • Served as judicial law clerk to criminal trial judge
  • Has successfully handled a number of gun cases in Bergen and Essex County for the firm
  • Serves as supervisor for moot court competitions in Bergen County
  • Handles all the expungement issues for the firm and gun permit applications
  • An avid gun owner himself who fights to protect 2nd amendment rights
  • Successfully handled weapons forfeiture hearings for the firm
  • Handles many domestic violence cases and all weapons forfeiture issues relating to same

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance with a gun related issue in New Jersey, you've come to the right place. Contact our experienced firearms defense trial team anytime for immediate assistance at 201-556-1570. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.


Areas We Serve

The firearms lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm represent clients charged with weapons offenses in Bergen County (Hackensack), Essex County (Newark), Morris County (Morristown), Passaic County (Paterson), Hudson County (Jersey City), Middlesex County (New Brunswick), Somerset County (Somerville), Camden County (Camden), Warren County (Belvidere), Hunterdon County (Flemington), Monmouth County (Freehold), Ocean County (Toms River), Burlington County (Mount Holly), Sussex County (Newton), Mercer County (Trenton) and throughout New Jersey.

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Hackensack
Office

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

(201) 556-1570Directions

Morristown
Office

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

(908) 336-5008Directions

Newark
Office

1 Gateway Center Suite 2600

Newark, NJ 07102

(201) 654-3464Directions

Collingswood
Office

900 Haddon Avenue, Suite 234

Collingswood, NJ 08108

(866) 721-9510Directions