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New Jersey Weapons Charges Lawyer

Under federal law, you have the right to purchase, possess, and use firearms. However, this right comes with many important restrictions in the state of New Jersey. Our state’s gun laws are known for being some of the most restrictive in the country. If you violate any of these laws, you could face steep penalties – including incarceration and losing the privilege of gun ownership in the future.

At William Proetta Criminal Law, we understand the stakes are high if you have been charged with a gun crime in New Jersey. Our trusted New Jersey gun defense attorneys have the extensive experience and resources of a large law firm combined with the personalized service of a hometown firm. We will protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation with a trusted weapon charges lawyer. Our attorneys work with people who have been charged with gun crimes in Ocean, Hudson, Middlesex, and Union counties and across New Jersey.

Types of Weapons Charges We Can Help You Fight

Our New Jersey gun defense lawyers at William Proetta Criminal Law have extensive experience helping those charged with weapons violations, including:

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Possessing a weapon for an unlawful purpose

Using a gun to threaten another person or for any other unlawful purpose, whether or not you are legally allowed to possess the gun.

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Unlawful possession of a weapon

Purchasing or possessing a gun in New Jersey despite a disqualifying criminal record or a history of institutionalization.

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Possessing a weapon without a permit

Purchasing or possessing a gun without properly registering it in New Jersey, even if you purchased the gun legally in another state.

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Possessing a weapon during the commission of a crime

Using a gun while committing any crime typically results in harsher penalties for the principal crime.

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Assault with a deadly weapon

Injuring or threatening to injure another person with a deadly weapon. Keep in mind that you can face assault charges in New Jersey even if you did not actually cause injury to the other person.

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Brandishing a weapon

Pointing a firearm at another person with reckless disregard for their safety, even if you never end up firing the gun.

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Firearms and weapons trafficking

Selling firearms or other weapons in New Jersey without a proper Retail Firearms Dealers License.

Our experience allows us to identify issues in the prosecution’s case that may result in getting your gun charge reduced or dismissed altogether. If a plea deal is in your best interests, we will negotiate for the minimum possible sentence. And if you decide to fight your charges at trial, we will put up a fierce defense on your behalf.