Yes, it is the law both in New Jersey and at the federal level that individuals who have restraining orders in place against them may not own, use, possess, purchase, or sell firearms during the term of the restraining order.
You’ll be ordered to surrender your firearms, weapons permits, and ID cards, and if you fail to comply you are subject to arrest.
What’s even worse for your gun rights is the risk of being convicted of even misdemeanor charges of domestic violence.
Federal law will restrict your gun rights permanently for a variety of misdemeanor domestic violence convictions, which will limit your access to the protection firearms provide, prevent your enjoyment of sports like hunting, and can even lock you out of careers in law enforcement and the military.
Domestic violence charges in New Jersey are extremely serious, and can impact you for the rest of your life.
If you’ve been charged in a domestic violence crime in New Jersey, call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and learn how he can protect you from the impact of a domestic violence conviction.