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.