New Jersey Weapon Offense Lawyers
The majority of weapons and guns are found as a result of a police search of a house, car or personal items. The critical issue is whether the police officer had a legal right to conduct a search. The general law says that the police must have probable cause and a warrant in order to search your property. However, they are some exceptions to the warrant requirement. In case the police conducted a search without a warrant, this is deemed as illegal search and as such they may have violated your constitutional rights. This may result in the weapon being suppressed and all charges dismissed.
First Offender Program
You may be eligible for New Jersey’s first offender program which is called Pre Trial Intervention. Pre Trial Intervention is a good option to avoid a criminal record. PTI is a diversionary program for first time offenders in New Jersey. The requirement is that you be placed under court supervision for a certain period of time and be expected to remain law abiding. At the end of successful court supervision period, the charges are dismissed.
Your Presumption of Innocence Can Protect You from Conviction
Depending on the facts of your specific case, the options might include working toward dismissal of the charges, convince the court to suppress the evidence of any weapons offense based on constitutional issues, or challenge the prosecution to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Our attorneys never overlook the value of your presumption of innocence in developing your defense strategy.
Weapon Charges In NJ
Our attorneys use their more than 250 years of combined trial experience to handle weapons offenses and gun charges as the following:
- Possessing a weapon for an unlawful purpose, like robbery or assault
- Unlawfully possessing weapons, such as weapon possession by a convicted felon
- Possessing of a handgun without a permit or a license
- Allegation of weapons offenses against people on probation or parole
- Possession of a weapon by juvenile
- Airsoft Gun, BB gun or Paintball Gun Offenses
- Failing to surrender a gun while on conditional release or after a domestic violence arrest
- Some certain person offenses
- Imitation firearm offenses
- Possessing illegal weapons
- Possessing of a firearm in a motor vehicle
- Possessing of a firearm for unlawful purpose
- Possessing of a rifle or shotgun without a permit or license
- Possessing of a handgun
- Possessing of a weapon or firearm at an educational institution
- Possessing of a weapon or a firearm during a commission of a drug offense
- Possessing of a weapon during the commission of a crime
No matter what weapons charge you happen to be facing, count on Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C., to handle your case with skill and careful attention tailored to your unique circumstances.
Contact our New Jersey weapon offense lawyers today
Weapon charges can be difficult to defend in a court of law but not impossible and therefore it is important to have experienced and savvy legal representation that can help you gather and sort through the evidence of your case. If you have been charged with a weapon offense in New Jersey, contact Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C., today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Our New Jersey criminal attorneys keep flexible office hours, with weekend appointments available, and we can meet you in your home or jail if you cannot travel to our office. We offer flexible payment options. Call us today to set up an initial consultation; we’re standing by to assist you at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online.