Englewood Weapons Offenses Defense Lawyer
Help When You’ve Been Accused in Bergen, Hudson, or Passaic Counties
New Jersey has harsh penalties for carrying a weapon of any sort without
a license or permit, as well as for possessing a weapon with the intention
of committing a crime. You can unknowingly get into a great deal of trouble
just by owning a weapon without the appropriate registration. Even air
rifles and BB guns require permits. If these weapons are used in a crime
or are brought into a school or college campus, the owner is subject to
the same charges as if he or she possessed a regular, unlicensed firearm.
If you have been accused of a crime or have been caught carrying a gun
or other weapon, you need the help of an Englewood weapons offenses defense
attorney. Call the law office of Alan M. Liebowitz, Esq., LLC at (201) 340-9338.
Mandatory Sentencing for Unlawful Possession
The Graves Act, enacted in 1981, enforces a strict minimum prison sentence
for anyone caught committing a crime while being in possession of a weapon.
The Act was extended in 2008 to include gang-related weapon crimes, making
it illegal to be in unlawful possession of a weapon without a permit or
license to carry it, even if the weapon is otherwise legitimately owned.
Experienced Defense Against All Criminal Weapon Charges
Some firearms are prohibited and some people are prohibited from owning
firearms. If you are a convicted felon who is caught with possession of
a weapon, you can be convicted of a crime just for owning the weapon.
Attorney Alan M. Liebowitz provides an experienced defense against all
criminal weapons charges, including:
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes
- Certain persons not to have weapons
- The Graves Act
- Weapons charges involving BB, air rifles, paintball guns or Airsoft guns
Contact a skilled Bergen County criminal defense lawyer for a
free initial consultation.
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