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Gun Control and Firearms

Gun Control & Firearms

The state of New Jersey is very harsh in its penalties for gun violations.

Many, if not all of the convictions relating to illegal gun possession require mandatory and lengthy periods of prison, even for a first-time offender. Additionally, if convicted, you are almost always going to lose your right to own a firearm. We handle a variety of gun-related charges when representing clients, including

  • Armed Robbery
  • Possession of a firearm without a permit
  • Possession of illegal weapons
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Transporting weapons
  • Failing to register a firearm

Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
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.

Mark | Lavigne, LLC and its criminal defense team handles 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 908-460-8996.

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