There is a well-known firearms trafficking route bringing illegal guns from several southern states up to New York City, cutting through New Jersey on the way.
To combat the flow of illegal firearms and the crime that stems from them, New Jersey has enacted an extremely strong Weapons Trafficking statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-16, formally known as Leader of a Firearms Trafficking Network.
Interestingly, the statute does not require that one personally profit from being an organizer, supervisor, financier, or manager of a scheme to unlawfully manufacture, transport, ship, sell, or dispose of any firearm, and it doesn’t matter whether any intended profit was to be made in New Jersey or in some other jurisdiction.
2C:39-16 is a crime of the first degree, meaning that the lowest sentence you’ll have to worry about if you’re convicted is 10 years, and the court is authorized to fine you up to $500,000.
Weapons trafficking in New Jersey is extremely risky, and if you’re caught, the consequences will destroy any hope of a normal future.
Don’t take chances.
If you’ve been charged with weapons trafficking, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey gun law defense attorney.