Weapons Defense Attorney in Hudson County New Jersey

At the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of eight Hudson County New Jersey gun defense attorneys are prepared to rigorously fight to protect your freedom. It has become well known that New Jersey has some of the strictest weapon offense laws in the entire Country. In fact, individuals who lawfully possess firearms in other states will, if possible, avoid driving through New Jersey in effort to avoid any potential issues. The penalties for any one convicted of unlawfully possessing a handgun are severe. They include mandatory state prison sentences and mandatory parole ineligibility terms pursuant to the graves act.

The New Jersey legislature response to the increase in gang violence resulted in what is known as the graves act. In essence, the graves act was instituted to make the already harsh gun laws even harsher. The graves act includes mandatory incarceration and parole ineligibility terms for certain weapons offenses. Although the graves act was created in an effort to curb gang violence, the legislature failed to carve out exceptions for non-gang members, therefore, the graves act covers everyone not just gang members. With that being said, if you have been charged with a weapons offense in New Jersey, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced Hudson County NJ gun defense lawyer because, as you will see below, there are waivers which can be filed and argued on your behalf in an attempt to take your weapons charges out of the graves Act.

Handgun Defense Lawyers in Jersey City NJ

The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty-five years of prior prosecuting experience. If you or a loved one has been charged with offenses like unlawful possession of a handgun or possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose we can help. We have been successfully representing individuals in towns like Kearny, North Bergen, Weehawken, Jersey City, Union City, West New York and Bayonne for over fifteen years. Here are some of the common weapons related offenses that most Hudson County residents find themselves facing.

Common Weapons Offenses Charged in Jersey City NJ

    1. Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
    2. Certain Persons not to be in Possession of a Weapon
    3. Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose
    4. Possession of a Firearm without first Obtaining a Valid Permit
    5. BB-Guns / Air-soft Guns / Paintball Guns

Hudson County NJ Defense Lawyers

As you can tell, the potential penalties for certain weapons offenses in New Jersey can be life changing.  If you have been charged with any of the above referenced weapons offenses in towns like Union City, North Bergen, Jersey City or Secaucus it is imperative that you speak to an experienced gun defense attorney about your options. As stated above, there are certain waivers that an experienced Hudson County handgun defense attorney can seek in effort to keep you from being incarcerated. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800 to speak to one of our experienced attorneys about your rights.