Hudson County Gun Charge Defense Attorney
The Hudson County Gun Charge Defense Lawyers at our firm aggressively represent individual’s who are charged with gun and weapons crimes in Hudson County, New Jersey. Our attorneys have successfully handled gun cases throughout the state and are ready and willing to represent you. Call us today for a free consultation. We Can Help.
Gun Charges in Jersey City.
Jersey City, New Jersey is one of the largest cities in the state of New Jersey and is home to many gun arrests. A gun crime in New Jersey can have very significant penalties. Unlawful possession of a firearm carries certain mandatory penalties which are known as The Graves Act. The Graves Act is codified under New Jersey Statute 2C:46-6(c). Under this statute, a person who is convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon as well various other offenses while in possession of a firearm faces mandatory periods of parole ineligibility. Parole ineligibility means that the individual who is sentenced must serve that specific period of time in confinement before they can even be considered for parole. Under The Graves Act, the minimum term of imprisonment, or period of parole ineligibility will be set by the court and will include either 42 months or one half of the overall sentence which is imposed, whichever is longer. This means that under certain circumstances, an individual could face a more significant period of parole ineligibility than the 42 months depending upon the specific facts and circumstances.
Defenses to Gun Charges
Just because an individual is accused of a gun charge does not mean that they will be found guilty of the charge or be subject to the above mandatory penalties. There are many different defenses to gun charges. Some of those defenses include challenging why the officer pulled a vehicle over or stopped an individual in the first place as well as challenging the proof the state tries to offer to demonstrate that the person was actually in possession of a gun. Either one or both of these potential defenses may be successful in reducing and or dismissing the penalties associated with gun possession.
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If you or someone you know has been charged with a gun offense call us day or night. Our attorneys will take the time to go over the specific facts circumstances and any potential defenses with you. If our attorneys are retained to represent you we will aggressively defend your rights.