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Trenton Firearm Possession Lawyers
Possession of any firearm without a proper and current license is considered unlawful possession of a weapon, and it is classified as a felony of either second or third degree, depending on the type of firearm involved. Even if you legally own a firearm, the law restricts its uses and purposes. If you have been charged with firearm possession, it is critical to seek immediate assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
At the Davis Law Firm, LLC, we have extensive experience handling all types of weapons offenses in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We are accomplished trial lawyers who are ready and willing to fight for your rights in court, and we will not stop until we have secured the best outcome possible for your case.
To speak to a lawyer who will fight for you, call or send an e-mail using our secure contact form. We promptly return all phone calls and e-mails, often within the same day.
Understanding Firearm Possession Laws
In New Jersey, most offenses for criminal possession of a firearm are governed by the Graves Act. Consequences often are subject to a prison sentence with a mandatory period of parole ineligibility.
Unlawful possession laws can be very complicated. You can “possess” something in New Jersey in one of three ways — actual, constructive or joint. That means you can be charged with unlawfully possessing a weapon if you had knowledge of the weapon, knowledge of its location, and unfettered access to it.
Hamilton, New Jersey Gun Charge Defense Attorneys Who Fight for You
As skilled Trenton firearm possession attorneys, we vigorously defend the rights of our clients in these types of cases. Depending on your circumstances, our case strategy may include thoroughly investigating:
- The weapon’s operability and whether it meets the legal definition of a weapon;
- The circumstances surrounding law enforcement’s discovery of the weapon; and
- Whether any state or federal constitutional rights were violated during the search or seizure process.
When warranted, we will also argue for discretionary waiver of the Graves Act’s mandatory or enhanced penalties.
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