Often, weapons charges are in conjunction with charges for drugs or violent crimes. Drug offenses and violent crimes can be very serious, and when added to a gun charge, can result in extensive jail time, large fines, probation, and loss of the right to carry a firearm.
The law forbids possession of many types of weapons and associated items, including sawed-off shotguns, silencers, imitation firearms (intended for unlawful use), defaced firearms, armor-penetrating bullets, stun guns, machine guns, and unlicensed assault firearms.
In New Jersey, a person charged with a gun violation is charged under the Graves Act. A violation subjects virtually anyone caught with a firearm without a permit to harsh penalties, including a minimum of 3 years in state prison.
The Mark Law Firm and its criminal defense team handle gun charges and related drug and violent criminal charges. An experienced and aggressive defense lawyer is a valuable asset in defending you or a loved one. Contact us through the form on this page or by calling 908-375-6767.