In New Jersey, it is a crime of the third degree to knowingly sell, give, transfer, assign, or otherwise dispose of a handgun to a person who is under 21, unless they are authorized to possess it for official duties like law enforcement or military service.
This is all spelled out in the statute N.J.S.A. 2C:39-10(f), Providing False Information on Gun Applications (Transfer of Handgun to a Person Under 21).
If you are convicted of a crime of the third degree under 2C:39-10(f), you can be sentenced to a three to five year prison term, and fines of up to $15,000. You’ll also have a permanent felony record that will get in your way when it comes to all sorts of life opportunities.
Perhaps the only good news for charges of Providing False Information on Gun Applications (Transfer of Handgun to a Person Under 21) is that crimes of the third degree in New Jersey generally carry a presumption of non-incarceration, meaning that if your record is relatively clean and you have a good lawyer representing your rights, there are good odds that you’ll serve your sentence at home, in the community, and able to support your family or continue your studies.
If you’ve been charged with Providing False Information on Gun Applications (Transfer of Handgun to a Person Under 21) under 2C:39-10(f), protect yourself from the worst consequences. Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-385-3339 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.