Freehold NJ Gun Possession Lawyers
It is well known that New Jersey has some of the most strictest gun laws in the Country. If a Defendant gets convicted of certain weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes or certain persons, they will almost certainly be sent to a New Jersey State Prison for at least five (5) years. The attorneys at Proetta & Oliver have extensive experience representing clients charged with various weapons offenses in courts throughout New Jersey, including Monmouth County. Our office serves all of Monmouth County including towns like Hazlet, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Freehold, Neptune, Howell, Millstone, Middletown, West Long Branch and Manalapan. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a weapons related offense, whether it be possession of a handgun or possession of hollow point bullets, we can help. If you would like to come into the office and sit down with Mr. Oliver to discuss your options please contact us directly at (732) 858-6959. We can discuss the specific facts of your case and we will give you our honest feedback on how we think we can be of assistance. We fully understand that time is of the essence with these types of charges, therefore we are available 24/7 to try and assist in any way possible. Now here are some of the most common weapons offenses charged in Monmouth County.
Monmouth County Gun Possession Attorney
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose
- BB Guns / Airsoft / Paintball Guns
- Certain Persons
- Graves Act
- Prohibited Weapons
Experienced Gun Possession Lawyers in New Jersey
Can I get a Graves Act Waiver NJ?
It is common practice for truck drivers to routinely drive around New Jersey as opposed to driving through New Jersey because of our extremely tough gun laws. Pursuant to the Graves Act, any individual caught possessing a firearm without previously obtaining a permit in New Jersey for the same will be facing not only mandatory State Prison but a mandatory parole ineligibility period as well. The standard plea offer on a Graves Act case is seven (7) years in a New Jersey State Prison with a forty-two (42) month parole ineligibility period. In addition, the fact that the weapon was lawfully purchased in another State or the fact that the Defendant has a permit to carry a weapon in another State is irrelevant under New Jersey law. With that being said, an experienced Monmouth County criminal defense lawyer may be able to petition the Court and the Prosecutor’s office for what is known as a Graves Act Waiver. If successfully, a Defendant’s exposure may be reduced drastically to perhaps a three (3) year in New Jersey State Prison sentence with a one (1) year parole ineligibility period. And in rare cases, a Defendant may even be able to enroll into the Pretrial Intervention program as well. If enrolled into that program, a Defendant would not only avoid State Prison altogether but a criminal record as well. Mr. Oliver has successfully got numerous clients charged with unlawful possession of a weapon into the Pretrial Intervention Program.For more information on some of our successful graves act waivers, please checkout some of our success stories by clicking the link.
Gun Possession Defense Attorneys in Freehold NJ
If you have been arrested and charged with a weapons offense in Monmouth County, Proetta & Oliver can help. Our Monmouth County criminal defense attorneys have dedicated their entire careers to defending those accused of crimes in courts throughout New Jersey, including courts throughout Monmouth County. Our office serves all of Monmouth County, including towns like Asbury Park, Long Branch, West Long Branch, Eatontown, Red Bank, Keansburg, Keyport and Englishtown. As stated above, our initial consultations are always free, so if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.