Bergen County Gun Crime Defense Attorneys
Defending clients charged with a gun crime
New Jersey’s gun laws are some of the strictest in the country. If a gun possession law is broken, one could face a very serious situation. If a gun was used when another crime was being committed, the penalties escalate further and years may be added to one’s sentence. Rem Katcher Law Group understands the complexities of New Jersey’s gun laws and the challenges brought on by a criminal record. Our criminal defense team at Rem Katcher Law Group offers effective and seasoned representation for those facing gun crimes and weapons charges. We work tirelessly to help our clients avoid felony convictions and mandatory prison terms. If you have been charged with a gun crime or weapons offense in New Jersey, contact Rem Katcher Law Group today.
Gun and Weapons Offenses in New Jersey
Gun laws in New Jersey are quite strict. In order to possess a firearm, you must obtain a gun permit to purchase. In order to legally carry a firearm, one must obtain a permit to do so as well, but these are rarely issued. Some of the most common weapons offenses that our firm handles include:
- Possession without a valid New Jersey gun permit
- Possession of a stolen or unregistered gun
- Unlawful concealed or open carry
- Transporting out of state weapons into New Jersey
- Possession of an assault rifle or sawed-off shotgun
- Possession of a BB gun or airsoft gun
- Unlawful possession of a knife, baseball bat, or crowbar for criminal purposes
It is essential that if you were charged with any crime related to a weapon, you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Rem Katcher Law Group as soon as possible. Our firm has the skill and tenacity to help you avoid a conviction and free you of a life burdened by a criminal record. It is important that before you become a gun owner in New Jersey, you make sure you take all necessary steps to make sure your ownership is legal. Some of the charges for breaking gun laws are as follows:
- Illegal possession of a rifle or shotgun is a third-degree crime
- Illegal possession of an air or spring gun is a third-degree crime
- Illegal possession of a machine gun, handgun, or assault rifle is a second-degree crime
If convicted of an illegal gun possession crime in the third degree, you may be facing between three and five years in jail. Second-degree offenses are more serious and may result in five to ten years in jail.
When a weapon upgrades an offense
Often, we see cases in which an individual is charged with a crime that is elevated because of unlawful use of a weapon during the crime. For example, a simple assault charge could be upgraded to an aggravated assault charge if the offender seriously injured the victim with a weapon. If charged with aggravated assault because a weapon was involved, you may be subject to years of jail time and hefty fines. A crime of this caliber may also be subject to the No Early Release Act, which requires an individual to serve at least 85% of his or her sentence before being considered for parole.
Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney
If you have been charged with a gun crime in New Jersey, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide you with assistance. The criminal defense team at Rem Katcher Law Group understands that much of your future is at stake. We are here to help when you need it most. Our firm has significant experience defending clients who have been charged with a New Jersey gun or weapons offense. If you need a firm that will fight for your future, contact Rem Katcher Law Group today.