Weapons Offenses in New Jersey
Mercer County NJ Weapons Charges Defense Lawyers
New Jersey has some of the toughest weapons possession laws in the entire country. The laws are most serious when the weapons offense involves a firearm. Many violators of handgun possession laws in New Jersey do not realize that are breaking the law. Unfortunately, ignorance of the law probably won’t matter to the police officer who arrests you or the prosecutor who handles your case because NJ law enforcement takes weapons offenses very seriously. Regardless of the circumstances of your weapons charge, you need an attorney who will aggressively challenge the prosecution’s evidence and fight to keep you out of prison.
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a highly respected law firm with a rich tradition in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our criminal defense lawyers have more than 40 years of experience handling weapons offense cases throughout Mercer County, NJ, including Princeton, Lawrence, and Hamilton. We have a wealth of experience and contacts in local courts, giving us a major advantage when we represent you. Call KCR now to discuss your weapons possession case.
Weapons Offenses in Mercer County NJ
New Jersey weapons laws are incredibly far-reaching and broad in scope. Some of the most common weapons offense charges in New Jersey include:
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Illegal Possession of a Handgun
- Illegal Possession of an Assault Firearm
- Illegal Possession of a Shotgun
- Illegal Possession of a Machine Gun
- Illegal Possession of a Rifle
- Illegal Possession of Imitation Firearms
- Certain Persons Offenses
- Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
- Unlawful Disposition of a Firearm
- Weapons Offenses on School Grounds
The attorneys at KCR are prepared to fight your weapons offense charges. We are also able to provide information on a number of weapons-related topics, including:
Diversionary Programs for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in Trenton NJ
There are strict rules that prosecutors must adhere to when plea bargaining in weapons possession cases. As a result, it can be extremely difficult for a defendant in these cases to secure admission into a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI). However, an experienced attorney might be able to persuade the prosecution that a first-time offender should be eligible for PTI. If you are granted admission into a diversionary program like PTI, you can avoid prison and keep your record clear of a criminal conviction.
Free Consultation with Trenton NJ Gun Crime Attorneys
The criminal defense attorneys Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson will do whatever it takes to help you beat your weapons possession charges and avoid New Jersey’s tough penalties. Call us today to discuss your case over the phone, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a meeting at our offices in Trenton or Pennington.