Trenton Weapons Charges Lawyers

Trenton Weapons Charges Lawyers Have Extensive Knowledge Of New Jersey Gun Laws And Aggressively Advocates For Those Charged With Firearms Offenses

The Garden State is known for its strict gun laws. New Jersey provides specific regulations regarding gun permits, gun ownership, the carrying of firearms, and firearm use. Because New Jersey has some of the stiffest gun laws in the country, it is important to understand these laws if you own a firearm — or are considering purchasing a weapon — as these laws are continually modified.  If you or a loved one is facing a firearms charge in New Jersey, you want strong Trenton weapons charges lawyers to defend the charges brought against you. 

New Jersey criminal defense lawyers at the Davis Law Firm, LLC are a dynamic brother and sister legal team that share more than two decades of experience protecting the rights of those charged with weapons charges. The Davis Law Firm, LLC aggressively defends the charges brought against our clients, bringing personal attention to each and every case.

New Jersey’s Legal Requirements For Gun Ownership 

The state of New Jersey requires that all gun owners have a valid permit. Applications for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun and/or a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card may be made through an individual’s local police department. If there is no local police department available, permit applications may be submitted through the New Jersey State Police station that covers the individual’s municipality.

New Jersey requires a valid permit to purchase any of the following firearms: 

  • Rifle
  • BB gun
  • Pellet gun
  • Handgun

If you have questions about New Jersey’s legal requirements for gun ownership, speak to the experienced Trenton weapons charges lawyers at the Davis Law Firm, LLC.

Restrictions to Gun Ownership In New Jersey 

The state of New Jersey has set forth precise laws regarding gun ownership. Or more specifically, who can and cannot own a gun in New Jersey. In the Garden State, it is illegal to own a gun if you have been convicted of certain crimes, including any of the following:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault 
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Arson 
  • Kidnapping
  • Homicide
  • Extortion
  • Unlawful possession, use, or sale of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS)
  • Escape 

New Jersey prohibits anyone under the age of 18 years from owning a firearm. Individuals that have a physical condition that makes it unsafe for them to handle a firearm are also prohibited, as are individuals that are drug dependent. New Jersey prohibits anyone who has been committed for a mental disorder from gun ownership unless sufficient evidence is provided that indicates the individual no longer suffers from a disorder that handicaps or interferes with the handling of a firearm.

New Jersey Graves Act

New Jersey imposes very stiff penalties for conviction under the Graves Act, which is legislation that covers a broad range of weapons charges including:

  • Possession of an illegal weapon
  • Possession of a firearm while committing some drug-related crimes
  • Possession of a weapon without a permit
  • Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
  • Using a weapon while committing specific violent criminal offenses, such as robbery
  • Manufacturing illegal weapons
  • Possession of a sawed-off shotgun or a defaced firearm
  • Firearm possession by a person who is not legally authorized to possess a weapon

Conviction under the Graves Act is considered a second-degree offense and those found guilty must serve a mandatory minimum prison sentence, a portion of which must be served without the possibility of parole. For more information about the Graves Act and your rights, speak with an experienced firearms offense lawyer at the Davis Law Firm, LLC.

Questions About New Jersey Gun Laws? Arrange A Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Trenton Weapons Charges Lawyers At Davis Law Firm, LLC

Whether you already own a gun in the state of New Jersey or you are considering purchasing a gun, it is important to understand the state’s gun laws. Even a minor error on your gun application permit can result in serious problems.

If you are charged with a firearms offense in New Jersey, presenting the strongest, aggressive defense is your best chance of having the charges dismissed or reduced. At the Davis Law Firm, LLC, our skilled Trenton weapons charges lawyers have a deep understanding of New Jersey’s gun laws, more than 20 years of practical experience, and a demonstrated track record of success.

Firearm offense attorneys at the Davis Law Firm, LLC are available to answer your questions regarding New Jersey’s gun laws and provide a free case evaluation if you have been charged with a firearms offense. Schedule your free consultation with a member of our team today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Weapons and Gun Charges In New Jersey

FAQ: I have a concealed carry permit that was issued by another state. If I carry a gun in my car in New Jersey, can I be arrested?

Yes. New Jersey does not recognize gun carry permits that are issued by other states. If, however, you were only driving through the Garden State and your gun was unloaded and stored in a securely closed container in the trunk of your vehicle, there is a possibility that you may be able to have the charges against you dismissed. In this situation, it is best to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who has experience handling weapons charges in New Jersey.

FAQ: Do I have to register my firearm in New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey does not require you to register your firearm. However, all New Jersey firearms dealers are required to maintain a register of every handgun that is transferred. The firearm dealer is required to record detailed transaction information into the registry. The firearm dealer retains the register and is required to make this register available for inspection by any law enforcement officer at all reasonable hours. It is also required that copies of the register be delivered to the county clerk or local law enforcement and the New Jersey State Police within five days of the sale of the firearm. If you have questions about owning a firearm in the state of New Jersey, consult with an experienced weapons lawyer.

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