New Jersey Gun Possession Lawyer Adam M. Lustberg Discusses the Penalties for Illegal Firearm Possession

July 26, 2022 at 16:04

New Jersey gun possession lawyer Adam M. Lustberg releases a new article (https://www.lustberglaw.com/blog/what-are-the-penalties-for-illegal-firearm-possession-in-new-jersey/) explaining the penalties for illegal firearm possession in the state of New Jersey. The lawyer mentions that in New Jersey, the laws surrounding firearm possession can be very strict. This is why it comes as no surprise that the penalties for illegal firearm possession can also be very harsh.

“Firearms possession charges fall under various categories, and, depending on the crime, you may be facing one or several charges. Depending on the type of weapon and specific offense, each carries its own spectrum of penalties. Furthermore, penalties increase if your offense falls under the Graves Act,” says the New Jersey gun possession lawyer.

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The lawyer mentions that unlawful possession of firearms penalties will depend on the type of firearm the person was found possessing. A rifle or a shotgun without a firearms ID card can result in 3 to 5 years in prison with up to $15,000 fines. Unlawful possession of a handgun without a permit to carry is a second-degree crime that can result in 5 to 10 years in prison with up to $150,000 in fines.

Attorney Adam M. Lustberg also explains that if a person with a prior conviction and is not allowed to possess a firearm is found with one, they can face 5 to 10 years in prison and will not be eligible for parole for a minimum of 5 years. Also, under Graves Act, the possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose is a second-degree crime and is punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison with a fine of up to $150,000.

In the article, attorney Lustberg also explains that “Possession of a firearm during the commission of these offenses is considered a second-degree offense. Furthermore, if there is an additional conviction for possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, prison time must be served consecutively. While firearms possession is treated harshly in New Jersey, there may be several defense options available to you if you have been charged with possession.”

Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes that it is important for anyone who is charged with a gun crime to seek the help of an experienced defense lawyer. Having a skilled gun crimes lawyer may be able to help the defendant protect their freedom and understand their rights in the case.

About Lustberg Law Offices, LLC

Lustberg Law Offices, LLC works with criminal cases in New Jersey. It has earned a reputation for delivering results for clients. Attorney Adam M. Lustberg is the founding lawyer of the firm and he has represented clients throughout every stage in the criminal justice process, including detention hearings, arraignments, plea negotiations, and trials. Attorney Adam M. Lustberg understands the difficulties that can arise when someone is facing serious criminal charges. He will answer questions and work with the client to help them understand what's going on and the next steps in their case. Call them today at (201) 880 5311to schedule an appointment.

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