Possession Of Dum Dum Bullets


In New Jersey, the criminal offense of Possession Of Dum Dum Bullets is governed by New Jersey statute, 2C:39-3.  Under this section, an individual who has in his or her possession dum dum or armor piercing bullets will be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree. A fourth degree criminal conviction can result in a period of probation, a period of probation as well as a county jail sentence, a state prison sentence of up to 18 months as well as fines and community service.


Under the statute, an armor piercing of dum dum bullet is defined as a bullet which has a core or jacket that is thicker than ¼ of an inch and is made of tungsten carbide or hard bronze or any other metal which has a 72 of greater Rockwell B rating and is therefore capable of piercing body armor or bullet proof materials.


New Jersey statute 2C:39-3 has a specific exception for individual’s who are in law enforcement or the armed forces.  Those individuals are permitted to possess dum dum and or armor piercing bullets in a certain authorized and lawful manner.  Additionally, a collector may possess certain bullets in very specific circumstances.


An individual who is charged with possession of Dum Dum Bullets may be eligible for pretrial intervention or PTI.  PTI is a program which permits an individual to be supervised for a specific period of time by the probation department.  If that individual completes the pretrial intervention program, they will have the charges against them dismissed and the criminal arrest may be expunged.

If you or someone you know would like to speak with the New Jersey gun crime defense attorneys at our firm call our office or click on the contact us tab.  Our gun crime defense attorneys represent individuals who have been charged with the unlawful possession of dum dum bullets throughout the state of New Jersey.  Our aggressive and experienced attorneys are here to help.  Call us or click on the contact us tab on this site if we can be of any assistance to you.  We offer a free consultation to anyone who has been charged with possession of dum dum bullets in the state of New Jersey.

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1514 NJ-138 Suite 3
Wall Township, NJ 07719

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