Gun & Weapons Charges

Gun and Weapons Charges
New Jersey has some of the most complicated weapons laws in the country. Even dedicated gun collectors and weapons enthusiasts have difficulty keeping up with changing laws, and remaining in compliance with all requirements. Failing to comply with New Jersey’s strict gun laws will expose you to significant criminal charges and potentially extremely harsh penalties. You may lose the right to own a firearm altogether if you are convicted of certain offenses. Those charged with a weapons-related offense need an experienced New Jersey gun lawyer who understands the statutes and laws regarding gun ownership. You may be in danger of losing your right to own guns as well as your freedom. Our defense attorneys in New Jersey will aggressively defend your Second Amendment rights. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation, and to learn how weapons charges impact your Constitutional rights.Firearms Related Offenses

There are many different situations in which gun or weapons possession may result in a criminal complaint. Gun and weapon charges usually occur because a person has failed to go through proper channels to obtain a permit or they have become ineligible to own a weapon. Our gun lawyers in New Jersey handle weapons-related charges such as:

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm or concealed firearm
  • Unlawful possession of an automatic weapon, or “assault” rifle
  • Failure to turn over a weapon after a license has been revoked
  • Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon or other person ineligible to own a gun
  • Possession of a firearm with a destroyed serial number
  • Possession of prohibited weapons
  • Possession of prohibited ammunition

It will be important to establish how law enforcement acquired your weapon if you have been charged with a gun-related offense. John will determine if the conduct of law enforcement was legal if the weapon was obtained through a search of your car, person, or home. A Motion to Suppress can be filed to exclude the firearm from evidence if the search violated your Constitutional rights. New Jersey law enforcement officials may conduct a search upon probable cause or if you give them valid consent to do so. They will also seek to confiscate your firearms if a restraining order has been filed against you. Our New Jersey gun lawyers will fight to have weapons charges dropped if law enforcement violated your Constitutional rights.

Weapons related charges are very serious because they are indictable offenses. However there are other serious consequences such as having your valuable or sentimental gun collection permanently confiscated, or loss of employment if carrying a weapon is a necessary part of your job, such as security guard or armored truck driver. If your Second Amendment “right to keep and bear arms” is in jeopardy, it is important to address the problem right away. Contact New Jersey gun attorney, John B. Fabriele, III, Esq. for a free case evaluation.

Importance of a Lawyer

If you are charged with any crime, being in possession of a firearm during the commission of that offense will result in higher graded charges being brought, and enhanced more severe potential sentences. Crimes such as burglary, theft, robbery, and assault, as well as drug crimes, will all lead to additional charges, and more severe sentencing enhancements. If a weapon was present- even if you did not intend to harm anyone with your weapon, you will likely face a harsher prosecution. Our New Jersey gun attorneys have extensive experience handling indictable crimes involving guns and weapons. John will thoroughly examine your case, and build the strongest defense possible. Your Constitutional right to possess firearms under the Second Amendment is very important to you, and it is very important to John as well. Contact our office today to discuss your case.

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