Criminal Weapons Charges in NJ
Firearms Defense Lawyers with offices in Newark NJ
Criminal Weapons Charges in NJ: If you or a loved one is facing a weapons offense charge in New Jersey, we can help. The firearms defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC have been successfully fighting gun cases throughout NJ for many years. In fact, our criminal trial team is composed of several former NJ prosecutors who used to prosecute gun cases for the state. Now, they use their experience and expertise to create a comprehensive defense strategy for our clients. In addition, our managing partner, Mr. Travis J. Tormey, was recently recognized as one of the top 10 criminal lawyers in the State of NJ. For more information, contact our offices anytime for immediate assistance at (201)-614-2474. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
Criminal Weapons Charges in NJ: The NJ Criminal Code
Any illegal weapons offenses in New Jersey are governed by the New Jersey Criminal Code. Specifically, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-1 defines weapons including (a) antique firearms, (c) destructive devices, (e) explosives, (f) firearms, (g) firearms silencer, (h) gravity knife, (i) machine gun, (k) hand gun, (m) rife, (n) shotgun, (o) sawed-off shotgun, (p) switchblade knife, (r) weapon, (t) stun gun, (u) ballistic knife, (v) imitation firearm, (w) assault firearm, (x) semi-automatic, (y) large capacity ammunition magazine, (z) pistol grip.
For the full text of the statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-1, click here.
Based on those definitions of firearms and weapons, New Jersey creates the following crimes:
- Unlawful possession of a weapon – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5
- Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose – N.J.S.A. 2C: 39-4
- BB Guns, Airsoft Guns, Pellet Guns – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b)
- Unlawful Disposition of a Firearm – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9
- Certain Persons (Felons) Not to Possess Weapons – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7
- Degrees of Offenses
- The Graves Act in NJ Gun Cases
- Forfeiture of Weapons
- Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) in NJ Gun Cases
Charges that Often Accompany Weapons Crimes in New Jersey
In some cases, an individual will be charged with several crimes in relation to the same incident. For example, a person may be charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose for the gun they used during the robbery. There are certain charges commonly issued in conjunction with weapons crimes, including:
- Aggravated Assault with a Weapon
- Armed Robbery
- Armed Burglary
- Terroristic Threats
- Creating a False Public Alarm
Our lawyers handle every aspect of these cases, aggressively fighting all of the charges against and clients and building the most effective defense.
False Arrest, Illegal Gun Possession Charges NJ? Contact us today
For more information, contact the firearms defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm at (201)-614-2474.