Essex County NJ Weapons Charges Defense Attorney
The New Jersey Criminal Code addresses a multitude of weapons-related offenses, with some of the most severe penalties imposed upon those convicted of crimes involving firearms. Weapons charges can arise in a variety of instances and often overlap with other charges, ranging from assault in domestic violence cases to robbery and other theft crimes. These charges can also accompany drug charges; in fact, there is a specific statute often termed New Jersey’s “Drugs and Guns Law,” that address offenses wherein the defendant is allegedly in possession of a weapon during the commission of a drug offense.
New Jersey’s lack of reciprocity for out-of-state gun permits is yet another example of the State’s harsh weapons enforcement policy. Notably, until a directive was issued by the New Jersey Attorney General recently, individuals found in possession of a firearm with a legitimate license from another state were subject to a mandatory minimum term of incarceration. Now, defendants may be considered for the Pre-Trial Intervention Program only under the most extraordinary of circumstances.
Clearly, New Jersey’s body of law regarding weapons, and those who enforce these laws, seek to prosecute alleged offenders to the fullest extent. Attorney Roy W. Breslow observed this policy in action during his time as an Assistant Prosecutor and yet again as a Deputy Attorney General. He now utilizes his extensive experience within the New Jersey justice system to effectively defend clients charged with weapons crimes and other criminal offenses. To discuss your case with Mr. Breslow free of charge, contact his offices anytime.
East Orange NJ Weapons Offense Lawyer
Mr. Breslow has successfully represented countless clients charged with weapons offenses, just a few of which include:
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
- Possession of a Weapon during a Narcotics Offense (“Drugs and Guns” violations)
- “Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons” Offenses
- Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Devices
Contact a North Caldwell NJ Weapons Crime Defense Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
If you have been charged with a firearm or weapons-related offense in New Jersey, it is essential to contact a knowledgeable defense attorney as soon as possible. The consequences of a conviction can be catastrophic. Do not place your freedom in jeopardy. Contact the law offices of Roy W. Breslow for an immediate cost-free consultation.