New Jersey’s gun laws are some of the toughest in the nation, and they are convoluted enough that they’ve caught up plenty of law abiding citizens who were safely, responsibly possessing firearms they were licensed to own and even carry in their home states.
People charged with Unlawful Possession of Weapons in New Jersey are alleged to have had a firearm they did not have proper permits to own, or did not have legal authorization to possess in the state.
When the weapon in question is a rifle or shotgun, conviction carries a sentence of up to five years. If it is a handgun, it is charged as a Second Degree crime, carrying a penalty of up to 10 years.
Call New Jersey criminal defense attorney Matthew Reisig right away at 732-625-9661 for help fighting the charges and minimizing your risk of jail time.