New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. For example, possessing a handgun without a permit is a second degree crime. These laws apply to New Jersey residents, as well as people traveling through the state. Therefore, even if you are traveling through New Jersey with a firearm, you still face potential weapons charges, even if you are licensed to carry a firearm in the state where you live. In addition, if you have been previously convicted of a crime and are found in possession of a firearm, you may face a term of incarceration.
Weapons charges are often issued alongside other serious charges. Whether you are facing multiple charges or your weapons charge stands alone, you need experienced, skilled legal representation.
At the law firm of Maynard & Sumner, LLC, our lawyers work hard to achieve favorable outcomes for people facing serious criminal allegations, including weapons charges. Based in Morristown, we represent clients in Morris County and across northern New Jersey. Our New Jersey weapons charges lawyers will evaluate the evidence and devise the best possible strategy. We will attack the evidence on every front. Perhaps there are legitimate questions as to whether you "possessed" the firearms in question. Maybe the police violated your rights to be free from unreasonable searches or they violated your other constitutional rights. Our lawyers are experienced and understand what questions to ask and what to look for. Whatever the case, we will use every legal tool at our disposal to secure the best available outcome.