Bergen County NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gun Charges: Certain Persons Offenses in Hackensack, New Jersey
Travis Tormey is a skilled criminal defense and drunk driving (DWI) attorney who has extensive experience representing clients charged with illegal gun offenses, including possession of an Airsoft gun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon throughout New Jersey, including in Garfield, Cliffside Park, and Edgewater. Mr. Tormey appears in Superior Courts and Municipal Courts across northern New Jersey on a daily basis and has developed great relationships with prosecutors and judges who respect his work. To read some of Mr. Tormey's client reviews, click here. With offices conveniently located in Paramus and Morristown, Mr. Tormey is available immediately at (201) 556-1570 to assist you and to provide a free consultation.
Travis Tormey Gets Results in Gun Cases
If you or a loved one has been charged with an illegal firearm offense in New Jersey, Travis Tormey can help. Here are just a few of the weapons cases that Mr. Tormey has recently handled:
- United States Marine charged with illegal weapons possession in Hudson County. Graves Act offense which requires jail time and parole ineligibility. Defendant sentenced to probation and no jail time.
- United States Marine and his wife charged with illegal gun possession in Morris County. Graves Act offense which requires jail time and parole ineligibility. Defendant admitted into Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program, resulting in no criminal record when successfully completed.
- 18-year-old kid and his friend charged with illegal weapons possession when visiting Cape May on vacation from their home state of Pennsylvania. Graves Act offense which requires jail time and parole ineligibility. Defendant admitted into Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program, resulting in no criminal record when successfully completed.
Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons (Convicted Felons): N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7 created what is known as the "certain persons" offense. This offense states that any person who qualifies as a "certain person" is prohibited under the law from possessing a weapon. Typically, individuals charged under this offense are prior felons or persons previously committed for a mental disorder.
A violation of this statute can be either a second degree or a fourth degree offense. If the certain person is in possession of a firearm, this is typically a second degree charge. A second degree offense has a presumption of imprisonment and a state prison term of five (5) to ten (10) years. By contrast, a fourth degree offense results in a maximum of 18 months in state prison. A fourth degree offense usually involves a weapon that is not a firearm.
If you have been convicted of any of the following offenses, you may be considered a "certain person" under New Jersey law:
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
If you or a loved one has been charged with a weapons offense in New Jersey, contact our Paramus or Morristown offices at (201) 556-1570 for a free consultation about your case.