Weapons trafficking in or through New Jersey is an extraordinarily serious crime with extremely harsh penalties if you’re convicted.
Technically known as “Leader of a firearms trafficking network,” N.J.S.A. 2C:39-16 makes it a crime of the first degree to conspire with others as an organizer, supervisor, financier, or manager, to engage for profit in a scheme or course of conduct to unlawfully manufacture, transport, ship, sell, or dispose of any firearm.
Under the statute, you also face an enhanced regimen of fines, up to $500,000 or five times the value of the firearms involved, whichever is greater.
Conviction of a first degree crime means a minimum of 10 years in prison, and conviction under 2C:39-16 cannot be merged with the conviction for any offense which is the object of the conspiracy.
Being caught for weapons trafficking puts you in significant legal jeopardy, and you need to rely on experienced, capable counsel if you want to have any hope of minimizing the risk.
Reisig has been defending clients in New Jersey against even very serious charges for nearly 20 years.
Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.