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Possession of a BB Gun in NJ
Many people of a certain age grew up with BB guns in New Jersey. In other states, they still do. However, in New Jersey, bb guns are illegal without a valid permit. This surprises most people and they don’t realize that this is illegal. In fact, it is a third degree felony so this isn’t some little slap on the wrist if convicted. This is a very serious situation that could impact your life forever. If you hare charged with possession of a bb gun in any court in New Jersey, call our attorneys to discuss your case. Our initial consultations are free.
Possession of Dum Dum Bullets / Possession of Hollow Point Bullets, 2C:39-3f
Possession of dum dum bullets or a hollow nose or hollow point bullets are illegal in New Jersey. In order to convict you of this charge, the State does not need to show that you had an unlawful purpose, just that you possessed them. There are some exceptions such as where the hollow nose bullets are possessed by a collector. There are additional defenses that can be employed as well. If you hare charged with possession of hollow point bullets in any court in New Jersey, call our lawyers to discuss your case.
Possession of a Stun Gun, 2C:39-3h
In New Jersey, possession of a stun gun is a fourth degree felony. It does not matter what your intentions were. That is, the State does not have to prove that you had an illegal purpose. Thus, even if you had it to protect yourself, possession of a stun gun is illegal. If you have been charged with possession of a stun gun in any court in New Jersey, call us today to discuss how we can help you.
Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 2C:39-4
Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (2C:39-4) is a very serious crime but its importance has been eclipsed by the fact that unlawful possession of a weapon is now a second degree crime as well. Prosecutors were having a problem proving the required unlawful purpose so the law was changed so that all they have to show is that you did not have a carry permit. However, you still don’t want to be charged with this crime because if you are just charged with unlawful possession, you may get some leniency. There will be no leniency for a charge of Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, 2C:39-4. Of course, there are a number of defenses available for a good lawyer to utilize. It starts with going through the discovery with a fine toothed comb. We may then use that information to develop hard hitting motions that can weaken if not destroy the State’s case.
If you have been charged with 2C:39-4, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, call our lawyers today to discuss your case. Our initial consultations are free.
How to apply for a gun permit in New Jersey
1. Before you apply, make sure you are not subject to any disabilities that would prevent you from obtaining a gun permit in New Jersey. Click “Will you get denied” above for more information. If you have some issues that could present a problem, call us to discuss.
2. Call your local police department (or State Police if you live in an area without a local department) and ask when you can submit an application. Some departments will only help you during certain days and times.
3. Pick up the application and submit all of the forms completely and honestly. Again, if you have questions, call us to discuss. If you make a mistake, they may consider this falsification which is a felony in New Jersey.
4. You will then have to get fingerprinted. The police department will give you this information.
5. After your fingerprints are complete, follow up with your references to make sure that they have been contacted and that they have submitted the information back to the police.
6. A few weeks later, follow up with the police officer or detective to make sure that everything is on track. If something is wrong, such as they didn’t hear back from your references, follow up on this right away.
7. When your permit is ready, the police will call you. Go down there, pick it up and enjoy.
Note: most people can get through this entire process without our help. However, if you run into a snag, we are a free phone call away at anytime.
Bergen County Gun Permit Lawyers
Many applicants get hung up on the question about being adjudicated a delinquent on the gun permit application (STS 33). This client was one of them. Like many of our other clients, we took an aggressive position and fought back against the alleged falsification. As a result, we were able to win the gun permit appeal which was in Bergen County.
If you have been denied a gun permit due to falsification or any other issue, call us at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) to discuss.
Ocean County Gun Forfeiture
This case was a huge challenge. The client had a number of mental health issues. As a result, the police were called to his house because he threatened to kill himself. As if this wasn’t bad enough, it happened again. He was then hospitalized for some time. His guns and FID card were seized and the State filed a complaint for forfeiture. Not every case can be a walk in the park so we fought hard for the client. It took two court appearances but we were able to get the client his FID card and weapons back. He plans to move out of New Jersey as soon as possible.
If your weapons were seized anywhere in the state, call the New Jersey Gun Forfeiture Lawyers today at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) to discuss your case.
Morris County Gun Permit Appeal Lawyers Win Case
This was a very tough case. The client had a criminal record in New York for over 30 years ago. He was denied for alleged falsification on his application for failing to disclose this alleged conviction. However, we argued that it was not a conviction at all. Trying to research the law from New York as it existed over 30 years ago was not easy. For every point we made, the State had something to fight against it. While we have fought against the State in many gun permit appeals up and down the State for many years, we have rarely seen the State fight so hard. They threw everything they could at this case. Nevertheless, the judge found in our favor and the client was granted a gun permit.
Call the Morris County Gun Permit Appeal Lawyers at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) to discuss your case anytime.
Hackensack Lawyers Win Gun Permit Appeal Falsification Case
In this case, the client had two prior issues on his criminal record. One was possession of marijuana that resulted in a conditional discharge while the other was the same charged that resulted in a conviction. His gun permit was denied due to falsification. We filed the appeal and fought hard against the State. In the end, despite the fact that the client should have disclosed the marijuana conviction, we were able to win the appeal hearing.
If you have been denied a gun permit due to falsification, call the Gun Permit Falsification Lawyers today at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) to discuss your case.