Morristown BB Gun Possession Attorneys
With offices in Morristown, New Jersey
Have you been arrested and charged with an illegal BB gun, airsoft gun, or pellet gun in Morris County? Do you need a lawyer to fight these charges for you in court in Morristown? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a real case we handled there very successfully for our client with great results.
Travis Tormey recently represented a client in Morris County Superior Court located in Morristown, New Jersey, who was charged with unlawful possession of a BB gun in Mendham. It is hard to believe, but a BB gun is considered a prohibited firearm in New Jersey and requires a permit (firearms ID card) to lawfully possess it. Thus, when a person is found in possession of a BB gun without a proper permit they can be charged with a third degree felony. This is an indictable (felony) level offense in New Jersey punishable by up to five (5) years in New Jersey State prison. Further, because this is a gun charge covered by the Graves Act, there is mandatory imprisonment and a period of parole ineligibility even if the defendant has no prior record. The typical plea offer is three (3) years state prison, with one (1) year to be served without the possibility of parole.
Our client purchased a BB gun in Pennsylvania lawfully and was driving back to his home in New York when he was stopped by New Jersey State troopers. He purchased the BB gun to play with his brother-in-law in Pennsylvania who goes to different courses on the weekends to shoot the BB guns. Our client was an employed, Rutgers graduate with no prior criminal record.
Fortunately, Mr. Tormey was able to convince the prosecutor, based on the defendant’s exemplary record and lack of prior criminal history, as well as the circumstances of the arrest, that our client was a good candidate for a diversionary program known as Pre-Trial Intervention (“PTI”). Although highly uncommon in cases of this kind, the defendant was placed on one (1) year probation and the charges will be dismissed at the end of the probationary period.
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The client could not have been happier with the result and our firm was thrilled to have delivered such a positive outcome. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a gun charge in Morristown NJ, contact our offices now for a free initial consultation.