NJ Gun Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer
In NJ, the last thing you want to do is face a weapons charge on your own. Gun crimes in NJ are taken very seriously and offenders are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The decisions you make following an arrest related to any gun crime will shape the rest of your life. Make the right first choice by contacting NJ criminal defense attorney, Frank T. Luciano.
Mr. Luciano is an expert on NJ’s gun laws and has successfully defended clients in Hackensack, Paterson and Jersey City in the following types of cases:
- Possession of an illegal firearm (sawed off shotgun, silencer, etc.
- Armed robbery
- Aggravated assault
- Possession of a handgun without a permit or license
- Possession of a firearm for illegal purposes
- Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
NJ has some of the most strict gun laws in the country and imposes severe penalties on offenders. Your gun possession could be a second-degree charge with a potential 10-year prison sentence, and many gun crimes come with mandatory minimum incarceration periods without the possibility of parole. Even if you are a first time offender, you cannot risk facing a gun possession charge without an experienced attorney on your team.
Defending Your New Jersey Gun Crime
Depending on the nature of your charge, you could be facing up to a decade in jail. Mr. Luciano’s primary mission is to keep you out of prison and able to continue living your life as you always have. If you’re a first time offender, there may be some diversionary options that Mr. Luciano could recommend for you. If you’ve been convicted previously, you face even stiffer penalties, though you still may be able to avoid jail time if the right arguments are made in your favor.
Most gun possession charges come as a result of other investigations. For example, a drug arrest may lead to an illegal weapons charge, just as a domestic violence report may uncover an illegal possession. In these situations, it’s essential that all procedures used in gathering evidence were followed according to law. Mr. Luciano will fight to have unlawfully obtained evidence dismissed in court.
You will have no way of knowing whether or not you have a strong case without speaking to a skilled attorney first. You likely have more options than you realize, but it’s important that you act immediately. The more time you have, the more defense options will be available to you. To learn more and to begin working on your criminal defense strategy, you are invited to contact Frank T. Luciano today for an initial consultation at 973-471-0004.