Ocean County NJ Weapons Offense Lawyer
Defense Attorneys for Gun and Weapons Charges in Toms River, New Jersey
It it is no secret that the state of New Jersey is extremely tough on those facing gun and weapons charges. In fact, when it comes to weapons and firearms, NJ is one of the most restrictive states in the entire nation. Due to the political climate regarding weapons, state and local law enforcement and prosecutors are very aggressive in their efforts to enforce penalties and reduce gun crimes. The New Jersey State Legislature has deemed the reduction of weapons-related crimes a top priority. As a result, laws including the Graves Act and the No Early Release Act (NERA), which includes mandatory minimum prison sentences and parole ineligibility if the crime involved violence, have been put into effect.
Often, our clients are charged with weapons offenses that seem like minor mistakes, when in reality they can carry severe penalties. For example, a client who lives outside of New Jersey and purchases a gun before moving to NJ could be prosecuted for unlawful possession of a weapon upon entry into the state without filing the necessary paperwork and attaining requisite licensing. Additionally, clients who have been pulled over for a traffic offense while driving through the state could also face mandatory jail time if they are found with a gun that has not been registered in New Jersey.
If you or a loved one is facing gun or weapons charges in Ocean County, it is imperative that you enlist knowledgeable and experienced legal representation. At Proetta & Oliver, our Ocean County weapons defense attorneys fight aggressively on behalf of clients charged with weapons offenses in Brick, Toms River, Lakewood, Manchester, Lacey Township, Jackson Township, and throughout Ocean County. For additional information and a cost-free consultation, contact our offices in Toms River at (848) 238-2100.
Gun Possession Attorney in Lakewood NJ
Our attorneys assist clients charged with weapons crimes involving:
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes
- BB guns and airsoft and paintball guns
- Imitation firearms
- Certain persons not allowed to have weapons
- Assault or threats
- Domestic violence
The consequences of a conviction for a weapons offense are severe and include incarceration, probation, and a criminal record. Once your record demonstrates a conviction on a weapons crime, future consequences will arise that will include trouble with employment background checks, securing housing or loans, professional licensing, and diminished educational opportunities.
Ocean County weapons offense attorney William Proetta and his team of capable lawyers have extensive experience when it comes to handling gun and weapons charges. Our law firm provides aggressive criminal defense services geared toward obtaining the best possible outcomes. We pursue all available opportunities for an acquittal, dismissal or reduction of your weapons charges. Initially, we will seek to work with the prosecutor to reduce your charges. If it becomes apparent that litigation is necessary we will readily and aggressively protect your rights in trial.
Contact a Jackson NJ Weapons Charges Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon or another weapons offense in Ocean County, our weapons defense attorneys are available immediately to assist you. We offer free initial consultations and night and weekend appointments are readily available upon request. Schedule an appointment to speak with an experienced Ocean County weapons offense lawyer about your case. Call (848) 238-2100 or contact us online here. Our office is centrally located in Toms River, New Jersey.