NEW JERSEY FIREARM POSSESSION ATTORNEY
Essex County Gun Law Attorneys Ready to Defend You Against Weapons Charges
New Jersey’s firearm laws are some of the toughest in America. State law enforcement agents and prosecutors spend significant effort and expense investigating and prosecuting weapons-related crimes. One of the most common weapons-related allegations involves charges for possessing a firearm for an unlawful purpose. If you or someone you love faces these allegations, it is crucial to have a lawyer on your side who can mount a strong defense against these charges.
We are the Morristown, New Jersey law firm of Maynard Law Office, LLC. Our New Jersey firearm possession lawyers defend clients across Morris County and the surrounding areas. We are prepared to go the distance in your defense against any type of weapons charge.
Taking Action Against Weapons Charges
Possession of a firearm for unlawful purposes is a broadly defined crime. Under New Jersey law, any person who has a firearm in his or her possession with the intent of using it unlawfully might be guilty of a second-degree crime. If convicted of a second-degree crime, you can be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Further, this law imposes a minimum term of imprisonment and ineligibility for parole. Even if you are licensed to carry your weapon, if you are found to have intended to use your weapon for an illegal purpose, you can be found guilty.
Our law firm will explore every potential defense to these charges. For instance, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you possessed the firearm in question, and that you intended to use the firearm unlawfully. Depending on the nature of the evidence, this can be a difficult hurdle for the state to clear. We will look at other issues, such as whether the police conducted a legal search of you or your person. We will gear all of our efforts to minimizing the damage associated with these charges.
Contact Maynard Law Office, LLC
Our law firm provides a free initial consultation to discuss your charges. Call 973-540-0054 or complete our contact form to get started on your defense.