Hackensack Gun crimes defense attorney Adam M. Lustberg Explains the Charge for Possession of Weapon for Unlawful Purpose
July 28, 2022 at 15:52
Hackensack gun crimes defense attorney Adam M. Lustberg releases a new article (https://www.lustberglaw.com/possession-weapon-unlawful-purpose-lawyer/) explaining the charges for possession of weapons for unlawful purposes in Hackensack, NJ. The lawyer mentions that if someone is charged with a gun crime in New Jersey, the penalties can be severe. When a person is charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, they may face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
“In New Jersey, a charge for possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes is broken down by degrees. A second-degree crime means that the person was found in possession of a firearm, explosive, or destructive device for the purpose of injuring a person or destroying property. This is punishable by 5-10 years incarceration,” says the Hackensack gun crimes defense attorney.
The lawyer explains that a third-degree gun crime means that there are other weapons besides firearms in possession of the alleged criminal. The list of what constitutes potentially illegal weapons includes knives, gravity knives, switchblades, daggers, brass knuckles, stilettos, a baseball bat, or a brick. A third-degree gun crime charge can be punished by up to five years in jail.
Attorney Adam M. Lustberg explains that even if it is a toy guy or an imitation firearm if it is used for an unlawful purpose, or if the observer believes it is a real weapon, it is still illegal. The person may still be facing a fourth-degree charge and can be punished by up to 18 months in prison.
In the article, attorney Lustberg adds, “To prepare a successful defense against a charge of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in NJ takes meticulous preparation. The earlier preparation and negotiations with the prosecutor and police begin, the greater the potential for a solid case to minimize your penalties or get them dismissed is greater.”
Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes that it is important for anyone who is charged with a gun crime to seek the help of an experienced defense lawyer. Having a skilled gun crimes lawyer may be able to help the defendant protect their freedom and understand their rights in the case.
About Lustberg Law Offices, LLC
Lustberg Law Offices, LLC works with criminal cases in New Jersey. It has earned a reputation for delivering results for clients. Attorney Adam M. Lustberg is the founding lawyer of the firm and he has represented clients throughout every stage in the criminal justice process, including detention hearings, arraignments, plea negotiations, and trials. Attorney Adam M. Lustberg understands the difficulties that can arise when someone is facing serious criminal charges. He will answer questions and work with the client to help them understand what's going on and the next steps in their case. Call them today at (201) 880 5311to schedule an appointment.
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