One of New Jersey’s most stringent gun control laws, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-10, is commonly known as Falsification, but its formal name is Violation of the Regulatory Provisions Relating to Firearms, False Representation in Applications.
As the name suggests, it deals with situations that skirt the legal framework for gun and weapons sales, and it applies to buyers and sellers alike.
The law is potentially very serious, with penalties ranging from misdemeanor-level disorderly persons offenses to felony-level crimes of the second degree.
In some circumstances, enhanced penalties can even apply.
Gun purchasers, gun dealers, and individuals who sell or transfer firearms need to be aware of the very strict laws on the books in New Jersey.
Using false information to buy a firearm or knowingly approving a sale on the basis of falsified information can cost you years of your life, your retail sales license, and more.
If you’re facing criminal allegations under 2C:39-10, it’s not worth taking any risks, especially if you had no intent of violating the law.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 to talk to an experienced New Jersey gun law lawyer for free.