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Mounting a defense against gun charges in New Jersey

The firearms laws in New Jersey are some of the strictest in the country, and residents of the Garden State can find themselves behind bars for merely possessing or carrying a gun. The sentences handed down for other crimes, such as robbery or sexual assault, can also be far more severe when a gun is involved. If you have been charged with violating New Jersey's gun laws, you may wish to consult with a criminal defense attorney who has experience with these types of cases and is familiar with the state's firearm sentencing enhancements.

Most criminal matters are resolved by defendants entering into negotiated plea agreements, and an experienced attorney may sometimes be able to convince prosecutors to reduce felony charges in certain gun cases to avoid mandatory prison time. While the criminal justice system could appear to be stacked against you, you should bear in mind that even evidence that seems compelling may not be enough to convince a jury of your guilt beyond any reasonable doubt.

At our firm, we have dealt with gun crimes ranging from relatively minor offenses such as possessing a replica, BB or airsoft gun to serious felonies like possessing illegal weapons such as assault rifles or carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. Other gun crimes in New Jersey include transporting firearms into the state without a license and owning a stolen or unregistered gun.

The right to bear arms is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, but Americans are still expected to comply with federal and state firearms laws. If you or somebody you know has been charged with violating New Jersey's gun laws and you would like to know more the legal options available, please visit our page on the topic.

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