Elizabeth NJ Gun Lawyer
New Jersey has historically had some of extensive weapon and firearm laws in the country and prosecutors pride themselves on aggressively prosecuting defendants charged with weapon offenses. If you are convicted of possession of a firearm for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon or any other gun or weapons offenses in Union County New Jersey, you will be subject to serious criminal penalties, which can include mandatory prison time, probation, and criminal record consequences. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can challenge the elements of the state’s case against you and work with the prosecution to secure a downgraded plea. At Proetta & Oliver, our attorneys have successfully handled thousands of criminal charges including various gun and weapon crimes throughout Union County and New Jersey. We typically represent clients arrested or accused of any of the following charges:
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes
- BB Guns / Airsoft / Paintball Guns
- Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons
- Imitation Firearms
- Prohibited Weapons
- New Jersey Weapon Definitions
As mentioned above, New Jersey has some of the harshest gun and weapon laws in the United States, which includes legislation such as the Graves Act that makes certain crimes involving firearms subject to minimum mandatory prison sentences coupled and the No Early Release Act (NERA), which makes violent crimes involving a weapon, such as Robbery subject to periods of parole ineligibility. Our defense firm has extensive experience handling firearm and weapon charges and can work the prosecutor and challenge the state on evidentiary issues to identify and pursue opportunities for an acquittal, dismissal or reduction of your weapon charges.
Union Twp Weapon Possession Attorneys · (908) 838-0150
It goes without saying that a firearm or weapon offense is very serious and exposes you to a permanent criminal record and prison. These cases are often very complicated and require the litigation skills of an experienced criminal attorney. At Proetta & Oliver we know how the system works and how to successfully defend our clients against weapon charges. If you have been charged with a firearms offense or any other weapons offense in Union County, do not hesitate to contact us 24/7 at (908) 838-0150 or by e-mail for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can explain your right and address your concerns.