Mercer County Superior Court
In this case, our Mercer County Gun Lawyers were faced with a client that was accused of Unlawful Possession of Weapon for not having a carry permit in the state of New Jersey. He was a truck driver that was passing through New Jersey. His employer met him at a rest stop and took the truck back from him. Apparently, there had been some business dispute between the two men. The employer had called the police in the event that there was any trouble. When our client took his gun from the truck, the police seized it and arrested him. There was never any indication that he did anything wrong with the gun or that he even made any type of reference to it. He just didn’t have a carry permit.
Despite the fact that the client was a first offender, the was still facing mandatory prison time due to New Jersey’s strict firearms laws. Our Mercer County gun lawyers fought the case hard for months. As a result, we kept on chipping away at the plea offer. Our lawyers eventually got the plea down to no prison time but we didn’t stop there. Our lawyers continued to fight the case and in the end, we were able to get the entire indictment dismissed. The client did not have to pay one cent, be on probation for one day or spend one day in jail. Its just as if he would have one his trial but without the cost.
How can our Mercer County Gun Lawyers help you? Our Trenton office is easy to reach from anywhere in Mercer County.
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For some reason, my competition is apparently telling people not to bother applying for gun permits right now. Why even advertise for it then? That seems pretty stupid. Applying for a gun permit right now might be difficult in some towns and might be the same as always in other towns. If you have nothing in your background, the only thing they could do is delay it or not give you an answer ever. If that happens, call us anytime. If there is something in your background, we can help you deal with it.
Remember, having a fancy website with a bunch of keywords doesn’t prove that you know what you are doing. I have this blog up so that you can read what we are about, what we know and what we do. Anyone can have a company build a website and put keywords on it but this type of knowledge and experience cannot be faked.
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Over the last month, I get the same question several times a day: what is the status of gun permits in New Jersey after the Connecticut school shooting? Another question I get is: if / when will New Jersey’s gun law change? I’m not sure NJ’s basic gun laws could really get much worse. Its tough to say exactly how police departments across New Jersey are handling permits now, especially since there are over 500 of them not to mention the State Police. The clients I represent don’t seem impacted as I haven’t had a trouble getting their permits approved but that could be the result of a lawyer handling the application.
I have had a few clients call me to say that they applied for a permit a few months ago and were able to get approved quickly without a problem. When they applied about 2 months ago, right before the shooting, they cannot get anywhere with the police and have thus, reached out to me for help. Of course, this is just a few people so I’m not sure if it represents a trend. Thus, please comment on this post to share your experience within the last month or two if you can compare it to past applications.
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The Sandy Hook School shooting has led a number of law makers to call for more gun control. New Jersey’s own Sen. Frank Lautenberg will introduce a pared down version of the 1994 assault weapon ban that expired in 2004. He’s tried this before but could not muster enough support to get his bills through. However, this shooting may force the hand of many politicians who don’t want to vote no in the wake of the shooting. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the author of the original assault weapons ban will reintroduce the exact same law. I’m sure there will be others as politicians look to use this tragedy to push their agenda.
NJ Gun Lawyer
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A special “guns for cash” event will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 at two Camden churches, the Antioch Baptist Church on Ferry Avenue and Higher Ground Temple on Vine Street. County residents will be able to turn in up to three firearms of any type for up to $250 per weapon. Sellers will not be questioned about the weapons. Anyone with questions about the program can call the attorney general’s citizens services unit at (609) 984-5828 or visit www.nj.gov/guns. If you have guns laying around that may not be legal, this is a great opportunity to get rid of them.
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Bob Costas says that Jovan Belcher and his girl friend would be alive today if he didn’t have access to a gun. This is probably one of the dumbest arguments I have ever heard from the anti-gun crowd. A person that wants to kill someone and then himself will not be thwarted just because guns disappeared tomorrow. What about the person that jumped off a bridge? Should we outlaw bridges? What about someone that smothered someone with a pillow? Let’s outlaw that. I could go on and on.
Every day, there is a story of someone that protected themselves from some nut job because they were armed. Recently in South West Florida, a home owner caught two people trying to steal a water pump from his home. One was armed with a knife and the other with a pipe. The home owner had a gun. Guess who took off running? The home owner, exercising amazing restraint, didn’t fire at them but only at their car. I would have shot them both square in the head, but that’s just me. Maybe this guy realized he would be the one prosecuted! See the article I was interviewed for recently and you’ll see the problems that can come up with self defense.
We really need someone to stand up to Bob Costas and these other anti-gun wing nuts. I would like to see the NRA and other groups step up to this nonsense but I realize its hard to get air time with the way the media is.
Article is here.
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At least once a week I get a client that says that they should easily get a permit because they have this or that security clearance. Today, a client called me up who got denied for a permit even though he has a security clearance. This proves what I have said for many years: your security clearance (in and of itself) means nothing. There is nowhere to disclose that on the application. If you have a security clearance and your next door neighbor doesn’t, but you both have clean backgrounds, then you each stand in the same shoes as far as the police go. Clearly, in the client that called me today, they missed whatever was in his background when they did his security check and his local police found it and he was denied. Sounds odd but that’s the way it is. Thus, the only analysis is whether you have something in your background (see “Will you get denied”) regardless of where you work and what type of clearance or whatever you had to get for that job.
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