“BB Gun Laws in New Jersey are unbelievably strict. Believe it or not, you will be charged for a firearm offense in NJ”
New Jersey Gun Lawyers with offices in Morristown, NJ
It is rather hard to believe but a BB gun (as well as paintball guns and airlift guns) are considered restricted firearms in New Jersey and you must have a proper permit for these weapons if they are outside of your home. Under the Graves Act in New Jersey, firearms offenses are considered very serious and require mandatory prison time and parole ineligibility even for first time offenders. So, a person facing a BB gun charge (a third degree crime) is facing 3-5 years in prison and a period to be served without the possibility of parole.
The good news is, the Attorney General relaxed the penalties and treatment of BB gun charges a few years ago so local prosecutors now have more discretion in dealing with these cases appropriately, with PTI or probation or even downgrading the case back to municipal court.
On the bright side, we have had a lot of success using negotiations to discount the Graves Act in your potential sentencing. This means that you would not necessarily face the minimum mandatory firearms sentences in NJ. Contact our Morristown NJ Gun Charge Attorneys now for immediate assistance with BB gun charges in NJ at 201-556-1571.
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