If you are facing a federal or state charge of gun possession, you need an attorney who has skill in that area. Hi, my name is John Zarych, I’m the principal attorney in the Law Offices of John Zarych. We have locations throughout Atlantic and Cape May County, and we handle criminal defense cases throughout South Jersey and in the federal courts in New Jersey and in other states. We provide over 30 years experience in handling federal and state weapons and gun charges.
Weapons Charge Arrest
If you’ve been arrested in New Jersey for possessing any type of firearm under any circumstances which are illegal, you’re facing 10 years in prison. There’s also a law called the Graves Act which makes it mandatory that you serve, at least, three years in prison with no parole. In order to find you guilty, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you knowingly possessed a weapon and that it was done so under unlawful circumstances.
Many gun prosecutions in New Jersey start out quite innocently. Individuals from other states have permits to carry or don’t need permits to carry in their states. They come on vacation, they believe it’s legal for them to come into New Jersey because of their permit to carry. They even surrender their weapon to hotel security and are promptly arrested by the police department. In other cases, weapons are found in automobiles, in luggage, in someone’s room, and these weapons are turned over to the police who promptly file charges against the individual. In cases where an individual knowingly and voluntarily confesses to the state or the federal government that they did, in fact, knowingly possess a weapon, there are other alternatives available.
Rely on Our Criminal Defense Attorneys For Help
We have a successful practice. We love to help people. We would like to stand with you in the course of this criminal investigation or case. We will provide you with a great deal of information that you can use to make the most important decision of your life. We are very happy to share what we know with you.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our Atlantic City criminal defense lawyers, call (609) 616-4956 or contact us online. We have offices located throughout Atlantic and Cape May.