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Gun crimes come with serious penalties in New Jersey

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2019 | weapon offenses

Here in the United States, people have the right to own weapons. Even so, there are limitations to who can own them, along with how they are used. As is the case in many other states, a conviction for gun crimes here in New Jersey could result in serious penalties for those who violate the law.

Would you know if your possession of a firearm violated the law? Do you require a license or permit for your weapon? You may want to find the answers to these questions as soon as possible in order to avoid legal entanglements regarding your gun or guns.

Some weapons are illegal to possess under most circumstances. Most people cannot own weapons such as sawed-off shotguns, explosives or silencers. The ownership of weapons such as stilettos, daggers or switchblades also violates the law in most cases. If you own one of these weapons without legally obtaining it where possible, you could face felony charges.

If you have a felony conviction on your record, you are more than likely not allowed to possess a firearm at all. Being caught with one could mean a revocation of parole or probation. You could end up serving the remainder of your sentence in the New Jersey prison system.

An arrest for gun crimes could affect more than just your freedom. It could affect your personal and professional lives as well. You have the right to challenge the charges, understand your rights and explore your defense options. Having experienced assistance would prove invaluable since you may not know whether it would be in your best interests to consider a plea bargain or go to trial.