Illegal Weapon

Jackson NJ Illegal Weapon Lawyer

The New Jersey Criminal Code sets forth certain weapons that are illegal under any circumstance. These are what are commonly referred to as illegal weapons. Items falling within this category include destructive devices, sawed-off shotguns, silencers, defaced firearms and certain other weapons that cannot be possessed without an explainable lawful purpose. If you were charged with possession of an illegal weapon in Toms River, Tuckerton, Ocean Township, Jackson, Brick or another municipality in Ocean County, a knowledgeable attorney is your best tool for escaping serious penalties in our opinion. The lawyers that make up the staff at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall include several former prosecutors and other savvy advocates with over 100 years of combined experience. To speak to a lawyer about the circumstances surrounding your offense, contact our Toms River Office at (732) 286-6500. Attorneys are ready to assist you 24/7 without obligation.

Section

Type of Weapon

Degree

Max Fine

Incarceration

2C:39-3(a)

Destructive Devices (i.e. device or instrument designed to explode or produce uncontrolled combustion).

Third Degree

$15,000

Up to 5 Years

2C:39-3(b)

Sawed-off Shotguns

Third Degree

$15,000

Up to 5 Years

2C:39-3(c)

Silencers

Fourth Degree

$10,000

Up to 18 Mths

2C:39-3(d)

Defaced Firearms (i.e. removing, covering, altering or destroying the serial number, maker, model or other distinguishing characteristics).

Fourth Degree

$10,000

Up to 18 Mths

2C:39-3(e)

Other: gravity knife, switchblade knife, dagger, dirk, stiletto, billy, blackjack, metal knuckle, sandclub, slingshot, cestus or similar leather band studded with metal filings or razor blades imbedded in wood, ballistic knife, without any explainable lawful purpose, i

Fourth Degree

$10,000

Up to 18 Mths

2C:39-3(f)

Dum-dum and body armor penetrating bullets (e.g. hollow nose, tungsten carbide, teflon coated, etc.)

Fourth Degree

$10,000

Up to 18 Mths

2C:39-3(h)

Stun Guns

Fourth Degree

$10,000

Up to 18 Mths

2C:39-3(j)

High Capacity Magazines (i.e. box, drum, tube or other container capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition to be fed continuously into a semi-automatic firearm).

Fourth Degree

$10,000

Up to 18 Mths

2C:39-3(k)

Handcuffs

Disorderly Persons Offense

$1,000

Up to 6 Mths


Manchester NJ Illegal Weapon Attorney

As you can see, virtually any illegal weapon charge results in a felony criminal offense. The only exception is where the weapon is handcuffs. A stun gun, high capacity magazine, hollow tip bullets, defaced firearms and all other items falling under 2C:39-3 result in either a third degree crime or fourth degree crime. If you had the misfortune of being arrested for possession of an illegal weapon in Manchester, Lacey, Berkeley, Lakewood, Barnegat or another town, it is obviously in your best interest to hire an attorney who is skilled in this area of law. The lawyers employed at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have this level of qualification with over a century of experience. To discuss the facts surrounding your illegal weapon offense, call us at (732) 286-6500 to speak to a lawyer immediately.

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