If you have been charged with any sort of weapons offense in New Jersey, you need to do all you can to prevent a conviction. Being found guilty can mean you could permanently be kept from owning a firearm or finding a job in the future. You need to speak with an Elizabeth criminal defense lawyer who can fight to protect you from a conviction and losing out on the chance to obtain the job you want or qualify for a home loan.
With more than 25 years of criminal defense experience behind us, you can trust Clifford E. Lazzaro, P.C. to consistently uphold your rights no matter what you have been arrested for. Having handled thousands of criminal cases, we know what it takes to beat your arrest and secure your freedom. Look to our seasoned team of attorneys to ensure you have the best chance of protecting your future.
The 2nd Amendment protects your right to bear arms, yet New Jersey and individual counties have their own regulations regarding gun ownership.
Certain firearms are strictly prohibited in the state:
You could be looking at felony charges if found guilty of possessing these firearms, meaning you could be sentenced with up to five years in prison and be forced to pay upwards of $15,000 in fines.
There are other crimes that fall under weapon offenses, such as Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes for which you could face 2nd degree felony charges. Similarly, if you are found to be in possession of a weapon without having proper permits or legal authorization, you could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Many other types of weapons offenses exist, which means you need a skilled Elizabeth criminal defense attorney who has considerable trial experience to contest your charges. Speak with Clifford E. Lazzaro, P.C. to get the vigorous legal defense you need to protect your future.
Discuss your charges with our firm during your no-cost consultation—(888) 480-2252!