NJ gun permit attorney – NJ Gun Permit Lawyer – Attorney For Gun Permits In New Jersey

“Do I need to hire an attorney to get a gun permit in New Jersey?”

nj gun permit The answer is, “No, not necessarily.” If you are trying to obtain a gun permit in New Jersey, you simply need to fill out the form that you can download at this link. That said, if you are on this page, you are probably looking for an attorney to help you deal with issues that might have already arisen when you filled out that application to begin with.  Not every application is granted, and sometimes you have to put up a fight to have your constitutional rights honored.

I can help you with this situation; you should be able to obtain the firearms that you need to protect yourself and your family.  Please feel free to call my office at (201) 556-1570 and I’m happy to discuss helping you to obtain your gun permit in New Jersey.

Our attorneys have literally assisted thousands of clients in obtaining their gun permits throughout the State of New Jersey. In addition, we have filed firearms appeals in situations where our client’s application for a firearms ID card was rejected and we believe that the grounds for that rejection were unsound. With offices in Hackensack, Morristown, and Newark, our attorneys are available now to assist you at 201-556-1570. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

A Permit to Purchase a Firearm in NJ

There are two types of firearm purchase permits in NJ, each of which applies to a specific classification of weapons. New Jersey law regarding the purchase of firearms is outlined in section N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3 of the New Jersey Administrative Code. According to this statute, you must obtain a “New Jersey Permit to Purchase a Handgun,” in order to legally purchase a handgun in New Jersey. Further, if you intend to purchase a rifle or shotgun, you must obtain a “New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card.” 

In order to obtain a New Jersey Permit to Purchase a Handgun or a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, you must follow complete the following steps. First, you must submit an application to the Chief of Police at your local police department or to the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. The application form is the same for both types of purchase permits and will require you to provide a host of personal information, including your current residence, place of employment, and use of alcohol or controlled dangerous substances. The permit process will also include a complete background check with the New Jersey State Police and FBI, mental health records search, investigation by the local police, fingerprinting, and two references.

If you have attempted to obtain a purchasers permit or firearms ID card in New Jersey and you have been rejected for any reason, we can help. Contact the NJ gun permit lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC now for a free initial consultation at 201-556-1570.

A Permit to Carry a Firearm in NJ

The other form of firearms permit in New Jersey is a permit to carry a handgun. New Jersey’s requirements associated with carry permits are incredibly stringent. Similar to firearms purchasing permits, those seeking carry permits must submit their applications to the Chief of Police at their local police department or to the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. The applicant must fulfill a number of criteria, one of which requires them to provide the State with four endorsements from “reputable persons” who have known the applicant for at least three years and can attest to their character.

In addition, a carry permit applicant must demonstrate that he or she:

  • Is not subject to any of the disabilities set forth under N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3c (which governs the purchase of firearms);
  • Is thoroughly familiar with the safe handling and use of handguns; and

If you obtain a permit to carry a handgun in New Jersey, it will expire two years from the date of issuance. You may apply to renew your carry permit after the two-year period and will be subject to the same application process. In addition, any person who is issued a permit to carry a firearm in NJ must now obtain liability insurance with a minimum coverage amount of $300,000 for injuries, death, or damage to property resulting from the carrying, owning, maintaining, or operating of the gun that is being carried in public.

The New Jersey gun lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm can assist you with firearms permit application and appeals if the State is refusing to respect your constitutional rights.  For assistance with applying for a carry permit in NJ or appealing a denied firearms permit, contact our gun permit attorneys now for immediate assistance at 201-556-1570.

This is a quick video on gun permits and what you need to carry a gun legally in the state of New Jersey.

How To Beat Gun Charges

How to beat a gun charge #1: Challenging the “consent” of a search.
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Other Gun Related Pages

NJ Gun Lawyer – Why you should consider hiring an attorney for your gun charge.

NJ Gun Laws – A comprehensive breakdown of gun laws in New Jersey.

Possession of a Weapon Charge NJ – Information on general weapons possession.

Possession of a Destructive Device NJ – Laws on destructive devices in NJ.

NJ Gun Permit Attorney – If you need an attorney for gun permits.

New Jersey Gun Permits – Information about obtaining paperwork for NJ firearms.

Gun Charges NJ – What your facing after NJ gun charges and how to fight them.

Certain Persons Offenses – Info about “certain persons to not own firearms” offenses.

BB Gun Charges – BB Gun Laws in New Jersey.

First Offense Gun Charges – Information about what happens on a first offense gun charge.

Forfeiture of Weapons – Sometimes the police will take your guns after a domestic dispute.

Gun Case Victories #1 – One of the gun cases that we won in NJ.

Gun Charges In NJ – A video on gun charges in NJ.

Gun Permit Attorney – A video on hiring an attorney to help you obtain gun permits.

Firearm and Weapon Charges NJ – An overview of how our firm handles gun charges


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