Essex County Gun Lawyers
Local Weapons Attorneys with Offices in Newark, New Jersey
Whether you intend it or not, there are a variety of reasons why you may face a gun-related issue in Essex County, New Jersey. You may have been charged with a criminal weapons offense, which requires adjudication in the Criminal Division of the Essex County Superior Court. Or perhaps you were involved in a domestic violence incident, after which your weapons were seized. This may require some interaction with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office’s Domestic Violence Unit. Or maybe you filed your application for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun, Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, or Permit to Carry a Handgun in Essex County, and it was denied. If you choose to seek an appeal, your hearing will be held in the Essex County Superior Court. There are countless potential scenarios, all of which have specific requirements and repercussions. Fortunately, an experienced New Jersey weapons attorney can help you to successfully address any of these matters. At The Tormey Law Firm, we do just that.
With a team of renowned criminal defense attorneys, former gun prosecutors, and a former member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s Weapons Forfeiture Unit, we have the knowledge and experience to achieve superior results in a myriad of gun-related matters for clients in Essex County and throughout New Jersey. To discuss your current situation with one of our highly knowledgeable NJ gun lawyers, contact our Newark law offices today at (201)-614-2474 for a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout Essex County including in Bloomfield, Montclair, West Orange, and South Orange.
Here are a few of the guns and weapons cases we have handled in Essex County over the last few years with fantastic results for our clients:
- Gun Charges Newark NJ
- Illegal Handgun possession charges in Essex County
- Possession of Mace Essex County
- Shotgun Charges in Essex County Court
- Possession of Stun Gun Charges in Newark Airport
Here is a review from one of the many satisfied clients of the Tormey Law Firm:
“Respectful. Attentive. Professional.”
Posted by Adam
“I had never been in trouble with the law up until a few months ago. Although, not the most severe of crimes I was still worried of the potential ramifications (eg. possibly losing my job, unable to acquire a new position, embarrassment, etc.). Tormey Law Firm treated me with respect from the moment I spoke with him on the phone and was direct and concise on the possible outcomes and how we would proceed with the case. I was in a bind and they really helped me a lot! Particularly, Christopher Perry, he dealt specifically with my case and answered all of my one-million questions with patience and a smile. I could not be happier with the outcome. Thank you once again!”
Essex County Superior Court Information
The Essex County Superior Court is located at 50 W. Market St, Newark, New Jersey, 07102. The main court office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at (973) 776-9300. For additional information about the court, access the Essex County Superior Court website.
Essex County Superior Court Criminal Division
If you have been charged with a criminal weapons offense in Essex County, you will be required to appear in the Essex County Superior Court, Criminal Division. Some of the most common weapons charges issued in Essex County include:
- 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
- Unlawful Possession of a BB Gun, Airsoft Gun, or Pellet Gun – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b)
- Unlawful Disposition of a Firearm – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9
- Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7
For additional information related to the Essex County Superior Court, Criminal Division access this page.
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
If you have been charged with a criminal weapons offense in Essex County, your case will be prosecuted by a member of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 50 West Market Street, Newark, New Jersey, 07102. The office can be reached at 973-621-4700. For additional information, access the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office’s website.
Essex County Domestic Violence Unit
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office’s Domestic Violence unit is responsible for handling all weapons forfeiture matters that arise from domestic violence incidents. In other words, if your weapons were seized in connection with a domestic violence incident, this unit will conduct an investigation to assess the appropriateness of returning your weapons. They will also represent the State in weapons forfeiture hearings. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office’s Domestic Violence can be reached directly at (973) 621-6488.
My Weapons Were Seized on Restraining Order Case – Can I get them back?
If a final restraining order was issued, you are prohibited from owning or possessing firearms so you can’t get your weapons back that were seized. However, if the restraining order was dismissed, you are eligible to have your weapons returned. However, that doesn’t always happen. The Essex County Prosecutor’s office can move for forfeiture of your weapons and firearms ID card if they think you are a danger and should not possess the weapons. You have a right to an attorney and to challenge this forfeiture in the Essex County Superior Court. Call us anytime for assistance, we have assisted a number of satisfied clients getting their weapons returned after a restraining order was filed.
Applying for a Gun Permit in Essex County
If you are a resident of Essex County, you can apply for a gun permit at your local police department or submit your application to the Chief of the New Jersey State Police. For information about the police departments in each Essex County municipality, click here. To learn more about the gun permit application process, visit our Gun Permit Process in NJ page.
If you have applied for a gun permit with your local police department and were denied, you can appeal. We have handled numerous gun permit appeals for clients around New Jersey with tremendous results. But your time to appeal is limited, contact us immediately for assistance.
Shooting Ranges in Essex County NJ
If you are searching for a shooting range in Essex County, Bullet Hole Shooting Sports Range is a local range located at 78 Rutgers Street, Belleville, New Jersey, 07109. They can be reached directly at (973)-759-3968. You can also visit their website at Bulletholenj.com for additional information..
For a free consultation regarding your gun-related issue in Essex County, contact our Newark law offices at (201)-614-2474 today. One of our highly knowledgeable New Jersey weapons attorneys is available to immediately assist you.