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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