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Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have been arrested, charged with a criminal offense, or are under investigation, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer about your options.

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Weapons Charges

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

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. 

Here is what one of Mr. Oliver’s clients who was facing a gun charge had to say: 

Attorney Keith Oliver Gives 150% To His Clients!

Our family has NEVER had any dealings with the criminal justice system before. Keith made us feel very comfortable with the entire process. This was a very scary time for us since the charges we were facing were felonies. He promised us he would give our son’s case 150% and would keep us informed by giving us more than enough information during the entire process…from the beginning to end. He did just that! We always received immediate responses to our calls, etc. We always received advance notice of all court dates and times which was much appreciated, especially since we were out-of-state clients. His Brief-writing & investigative skills are awesome. In the courtroom, he was superb! He is very knowledgeable of the law and appears to be well respected by the judges and the prosecutors. He was very direct and honest, yet personable to us and deeply cares about the client and the outcome of the case. Our nick name for him was “Attorney Perry Mason”. lol. Keith is the best and our family highly recommends him to anyone with a legal situation! He will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Keith!

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.

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