Gun Charges, Forfeitures and Permits

The United States Constitution provides that "…the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

The criminal defense law firm of Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz has extensive experience advising New Jersey residents on all matters relating to federal and New Jersey gun laws and concealed weapon laws. Our attorneys provide aggressive criminal defense representation to clients arrested and facing gun charges, and we provide effective legal counsel in matters involving gun permitting and the confiscation of guns or other weapons.

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Gun and Other Weapon Charges Attorney in Morristown — New Jersey Gun Charges and Other Weapons Charges

A conviction for a gun or weapons offense in New Jersey can have serious ramifications. If you are convicted, you face mandatory jail time. Whether you have been pulled over and arrested after a gun was found in your car or you are facing weapons charges in connection with another criminal offense, our experienced criminal defense lawyers and Board Certified* Criminal Trial Specialists have the skill and determination to provide the effective representation you need. We defend clients facing all types of weapons charges in New Jersey including:

  • Unlawful possession of a concealed firearm
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Use of a weapon in the commission of a crime
  • Unlawful possession of a semi-automatic or assault weapon
  • Convicted felon in possession of a firearm

New Jersey Gun Permits

New Jersey weapons laws require a lifetime Firearm Purchaser card in order to purchase and own rifles, shotguns, handguns and ammunition. In addition, New Jersey law requires firearm owners to obtain a separate handgun permit from the local police department for each handgun owned and renew such permits after their expiration (90 days). Additionally, the New Jersey Legislature has enacted new laws that restrict the purchase of handguns to one purchase for every 30 days.

At Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz, we understand how grueling gun permit procedures can be in New Jersey. We provide effective legal advice and efficient assistance through the permitting process.

New Jersey Civil Weapons Forfeiture

Certain felony criminal convictions and even some civil infractions can result in the confiscation of your firearms and revocation of your weapons' licenses or permits. Weapons forfeiture can keep you from participating in your hobbies and maintaining your collection. Even more serious, if you carry a gun or other weapon as part of your job, weapons forfeiture can cost you your career.

Our attorneys provide effective defense representation tailored to your situation — whether that means tirelessly defending you against felony criminal charges or aggressively representing you in a civil matter that could result in gun forfeiture.

Straightforward Advice From Skilled Gun Charges Defense Lawyers

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*Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey