Certain Persons (Felons) Not to Possess Weapons in NJ – 2C:39-7

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The firearms defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC are available immediately to assist you with any weapons related charges in New Jersey including certain persons offenses (felons not to have weapons) in Newark, Morristown, Paterson, and Hackensack. In fact, several of our guns defense lawyers are former weapons prosecutors in Morris County who now defend our clients facing these same offenses. In addition, if you have issues relating to gun permits, firearms ID cards, or potential weapons forfeiture our experienced firearms attorneys can assist you with every aspect of this complicated process. Contact our offices today for a free initial consultation at (201)-614-2474.

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Certain Persons (Felons) Not to Possess Weapons in NJ: 2C:39-7

Certain Persons (felons) not to possess weapons is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7 which provides that, if you have been convicted of certain felonies in this State or any other State such as aggravated assault, arson, burglary, robbery, sexual assault, or a crime of domestic violence then you are not allowed to purchase, own, possess a firearm in New Jersey. If you do, then you will typically be charged with a second degree crime punishable by 5-10 years in New Jersey State prison. In addition, under the Graves Act, you typically must serve at least 5 years before becoming eligible for parole. Thus, the typical plea offer our firearms defense lawyers see from the prosecutors are 5 years in NJSP, with 5 years to be served without the possibility of parole.

However, if the reason you can’t own a firearm is based on the issuance of a temporary or final restraining order and you are found to be in possession of a weapon, that is typically graded as a third degree crime punishable by 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison (NJSP). Also, if your original offense is domestic violence related but was only a disorderly persons offense (not a felony) then you are also usually facing a third degree crime for possession of a weapon illegally under the certain persons statute.

Lastly, the statute provides that if you have been convicted of these crimes or similar crimes in another state then they will treat those offenses just like they do in NJ and you are not allowed to possess a weapon here. If you do, you could be charged with a certain persons offense.

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If you or a loved one needs more information regarding a certain persons charge in NJ, contact the criminal defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC now for immediate assistance at (201)-614-2474. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

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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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