Middlesex County Gun Lawyers
Skilled Weapons Attorneys Near Me in New Brunswick, New Jersey
The list of reasons why you may find yourself involved with a gun-related issue in Middlesex County, New Jersey is lengthy. You may have been charged with a criminal weapons offense, which requires you to appear in the Criminal Division of the Middlesex County Superior Court. Or perhaps you were accused of an act of domestic violence and authorities seized your weapons. You may need to address this matter with the Middlesex 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 Middlesex County, and it was denied. If you choose to seek an appeal, your hearing will be held in the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick. Clearly, the possible circumstances preceding your gun case are vast and varied; however, a knowledgeable attorney can help you to successfully resolve any of these matters. At The Tormey Law Firm, our highly skilled New Jersey weapons attorneys do just that. We represent clients throughout Middlesex County including in Old Bridge, Woodbridge, Edison, and New Brunswick. Contact our offices now for a free initial consultation at (201)-614-2474.
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With a team of seasoned 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 wide range of gun-related matters for clients in Middlesex County and throughout New Jersey. To discuss your current circumstances and find the answers you need to move forward, contact our offices at (201)-614-2474 for a cost-free consultation.
Middlesex County Superior Court Information
The Middlesex County Superior Court is located at 56 Paterson St, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08903. The main court office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at (732) 519-3200. For additional information about the court, access the Middlesex County Superior Court website.
Middlesex County Superior Court Criminal Division
If you have been charged with a criminal weapons offense in Middlesex County, you will be required to appear in the Middlesex County Superior Court, Criminal Division. Some of the most common weapons charges issued in Middlesex 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
Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons
If you have been arrested and charged with certain persons not to possess weapons in Middlesex County NJ, we can help. We are currently representing a client in 2021-2022 facing this type of charge in Middlesex County as well as Somerset County and Bergen County. There are several scenarios where a person can be facing this type of charge including:
- A prior criminal conviction (indictable/felony) such as aggravated assault, arson, burglary, kidnapping, robbery, etc.
- A prior criminal conviction (misdemeanor/disorderly persons offense) involving domestic violence
- Served with a temporary or final restraining order, prohibited from owning or possessing a gun
- Committed for a mental health disorder or served with an extreme risk protection order
For a prior felony conviction, this is a second degree certain persons crime punishable by 5-10 years in prison. For a prior disorderly persons conviction for domestic violence or for a domestic violence restraining order, this is a third degree certain persons crime punishable by 3-5 years in prison.
NOTE: These certain persons crimes are subject to the Graves Act because they are gun charges which requires mandatory prison time and parole ineligibility. The typical plea offers we see for a 2nd degree certain persons crime is 5 years in prison, 5 years without parole. Conversely, a third degree certain persons offense is usually 42 months with a 42 month period of parole ineligibility. You can still apply for a Graves Act waiver for these offenses to try to avoid these lengthy prison terms and receive a lower prison sentence or even probation.
Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
If you have been charged with a criminal weapons offense in Middlesex County, your case will be prosecuted by a member of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 25 Kirkpatrick Suite # 3, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901. The office can be reached at (732) 745-3300. For additional information, access the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office’s website.
Can I apply for PTI on my Middlesex County gun charge?
If you are facing a 2nd degree gun possession charge in Middlesex County, you can only apply for PTI with the prosecutor’s consent. For a third or fourth degree charge, you do not need the prosecutor’s consent to apply for PTI. However, for 2nd degree charges, you do.
Middlesex County Domestic Violence Unit
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office’s Domestic Violence unit is responsible for handling the prosecution of domestic violence cases in criminal court and violations of restraining orders in Family Court. The unit also handles all weapons forfeiture matters that arise from domestic violence incidents. As such, 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.
Weapons Seized based on Temporary Restraining Order Middlesex County NJ
If your guns were seized in Middlesex County after a temporary restraining order was issued against you, your guns are held by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office. If the temporary restraining order becomes a final restraining order, you are prohibited from owning or possessing firearms permanently. However, you may be able to negotiate the sale of your guns or their transfer to a family member. On the other hand, if the TRO was dismissed, you may be able to have your guns returned to you. However, this doesn’t automatically happen. The Prosecutor’s office has 45 days to move for forfeiture. If they do so, a forfeiture hearing will be scheduled within 45 days of their forfeiture action being filed. Our experienced weapons attorneys can represent you at this weapon forfeiture hearing in Middlesex County NJ. Contact us now for immediate assistance and a free initial consultation.
Applying for a Gun Permit in Middlesex County
If you are a resident of Middlesex 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 each of the municipalities in Middlesex County and their associated police departments, click here. To learn more about the gun permit application process, visit our Gun Permit Process in NJ page.
Gun Permit Appeals Middlesex County NJ
If you applied for a gun permit in Middlesex County NJ and were denied, we can help. You have the right to appeal that denial within 30 days. This appeal must be filed in writing to the Middlesex County Prosecutors office, the NJ superintendent of state police, and the chief of police in the town where you live. Then, a gun permit appeal hearing will be scheduled in the Middlesex County Superior Court within 3o days of your appeal being filed. Our experienced gun permit appeal lawyers are available to represent you at your gun permit appeal hearing in Middlesex County. Contact us anytime for a free initial consultation.
Shooting Ranges in Middlesex County NJ
If you are searching for a shooting range in Middlesex County, Old Bridge Rifle and Pistol Club is a local range located on Maple Street in Old Bridge, New Jersey, 08857. They can be reached directly at (732) 360-1987 or via email at OBRPC.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their website OBRPC.org for additional information.
For a free consultation regarding your gun-related issue in Middlesex County, contact our law offices at (201)-614-2474 today. One of our highly knowledgeable New Jersey weapons attorneys is available to immediately assist you.