Possession of a Weapon

Possession of a Weapon

Possession of weapons may have a couple of legal implications depending on the state you are in. All states limit the ability of their citizen to possess or carry certain weapons.

The weapon charges may fall under a misdemeanor but in some cases, it can count as a felony offense.

Misdemeanor penalties can attract a fine of up to $1000, a jail period of up to one year or a period of probation, which is usually no less than 6 month but can go up to a period of 36 months.

Felony offenses can attract a fine of up to $10,000 or a jail period of up to 10 years depending on the defendants criminal history.

Zapicchi & Liller law firm has helped many clients to prove their innocence in court on possession of illegal weapons.

Possession of a Weapon

Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose

Possession of a weapon for unlawful activity falls under the N.J.S.A 2C:39-4.

The statute provides, in pertinent parts, the degree of crime committed by an individual when found in possession of a weapon for unlawful activity.

The pertinent parts include the possession of firearms, explosives, destructive devices, imitation firearms and other weapons.

The penalties on the possession of a weapon for unlawful activity are very harsh. Our law firm will help you prove your innocence in the court of law.

Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

The state laws define clearly the type of weapons that the law prohibits.

Possession of an illegal weapon occurs where you are carrying the illegal weapon, having the weapon in your house or in your vehicle.

In the case of automobile or room presumption, the prosecutor has to show that you had full dominance over the prohibited weapon.

Many prosecutors have used the automobile or room presumption to convict innocent individuals of illegal weapon possession. In such cases, you will need to call a reliable law firm that you can trust to handle your case professionally. Zapicchi & Liller law firm has existed over the years because of the public trust in the firm to handle such cases.

Weapon Charges

Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm

States restrict the possession of guns by individuals. The states give individuals permit and licenses to possess guns in some circumstances.

Penalties of illegally possessing a firearm vary from one state to another.

Possession of an unlicensed firearm is a 3rd degree crime. This crime attracts a jail term of three to five years, a fine of up to $15,000 or both. The possession of an unlicensed firearm can also qualify for a 2nd degree crime if the gun meets certain specifications.

An experienced law firm will present a solid argument to the case to ensure that the case runs on your side.

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime

Committing a crime in New Jersey is one thing; if an individual commits a crime and he or she is in possession of a weapon, this becomes a different scenario. This scenario comes with more severe charges.

At Zapicchi & Liller we will help you reduce the charges against you in the court. We have experience in handling felony cases over the years.

Misdemeanor Penalties
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