Elizabeth NJ Criminal Attorneys: Possession of a Handgun Without a Permit, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Possession of Prohibited Weapons, & Certain Persons
A criminal offense that is extremely serious and frequently encountered by our Union County criminal defense firm is weapon possession. The weapons we are referring to not only include the classic handgun, shotgun, assault rifle or knife, but also such things as a bat, bottle, hammer, or pipe. Whenever charges involve allegations of a “weapon”, the potential for jail and other penalty exposure can be great. It is therefore very important to enlist an experienced weapons attorney on your behalf. The members of our defense team have over 100 years of combined experience defending handgun and other weapon violations. We also happen to feature a staff that includes several former prosecutors that know exactly how the courts and law works from both sides. An attorney at our firm can offer you highly qualified legal representation whether the weapon offense is a second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime.
The more common weapons charges dealt with at the Union County Superior Court are:
- 2C:39-3. Prohibited Weapons & Devices, including a sawed off shotgun, silencer, defaced firearm, body armor, hollow tip bullets, stun guns, handcuffs, and large capacity magazines.
The attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have significant expertise in handling all of these varieties of weapon offense. Jonathan F. Marshall, the head of the firm, is an often sited and consulted former prosecutor with approximately twenty-five (25) years experience. Thomas Campo is also a former prosecutor with many weapons trials under his belt and over twenty (20) years experience. Colin Bonus has been defending individuals in the county and elsewhere in New Jersey for approximately 30 years. Other highly knowledgeable members of our defense team include Nicholas Moschella, a former prosecutor with almost 10 years experience, and Keith Oliver, who has handled a significant amount of firearm and Graves Act cases. We are prepared to protect you from conviction and put our collective experience and contacts to work for you. Reach a lawyer 24/7 at 908-272-1700.
Our lawyers are well versed in all of these weapon offenses. They are also knowledgeable in all applicable sentencing guidelines including the No Early Release Act (“NERA”), Graves Act, and other Parole Ineligibility provisions provided under NJ law. If you were charged as a certain persons, for possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon, or possession of a handgun without a permit, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights. Reach a member of our Union County legal team now at 908-272-1700.