Monmouth County Gun Charge Defense Lawyer
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If you or someone you know has been charged with a gun offense in Monmouth County contact our Monmouth County Gun Charge Defense Lawyers today. Our lawyers have successfully handled gun cases in Monmouth county as well as other counties throughout the state. Our attorneys are experienced gun offense lawyers who are ready and willing to represent you.
Gun Offenses Carry Significant Penalties
Gun offenses can have very serious implications. A gun conviction in Monmouth County or any county in the state of New Jersey can result in significant time in state prison. In some circumstances, state prison terms in excess of ten years can result from a gun charge. Gun charges can also carry periods of parole ineligibility which means that the individual will have to serve a minimum period of time in state prison before they become eligible for release.
Gun Charge Defenses
If you have been charged with a gun offense in Monmouth County our attorneys may be able to raise certain defenses to the gun crime. If you are charged with unlawful possession of a weapon or possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in possession of the firearm. Possession under the law typically means that you exercised dominion and control over the firearm. In some circumstances, guns are found in vehicles or rooms where there are multiple individuals. In this circumstance, a potential defense to a gun charge is that the person who is accused, was not in possession of the gun which was recovered. In other words, the person did not exercise dominion and control over the gun.
Another defense to weapons possession offenses is challenging the way in which the police recovered the gun. Many times, guns are recovered after the search of a vehicle or a residence. If a gun is recovered after the search of a vehicle, our attorneys may be able to challenge the reason that the vehicle was stopped in the first place. Officers will need to establish that the vehicle committed a traffic offense and or the officers had some other reason to stop the vehicle. If officers are unable to establish a legal reason to stop a vehicle, the gun which was recovered may be suppressed as evidence. If the gun is suppressed as evidence, meaning the prosecution cannot enter the gun into evidence, the charges will be dismissed.
Obviously the specific legal defenses to a gun case depend upon the facts and circumstances of each individual case. It is therefore important that you contact an experienced Monmouth County Gun Charge Defense Lawyer if you or someone you know has been charged with a gun crime. Our Monmouth County Gun Charge Defense Lawyers will take the time to meet with you and discuss all possible defenses to a Monmouth County gun charge. If you retain our firm we will aggressively represent your interests, raising all possible defenses to a gun charge. Call us today or click on the contact us tab. We offer a free consultation.