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Learn More About Concealed Weapon Charges


Weapons charges in New Jersey are among the worst in the United States. Most gun charges result in not only a hefty fine but could result in jail time as well. Even for small gun crimes, the consequences can be dire. Knowing your rights when it comes to carrying a gun in New Jersey can be crucial for you. If you make one simple mistake with your gun, it could mean life-changing consequences. Concealed weapons in New Jersey are illegal, as one with an out-of-state permit will not be honored as such in the state of New Jersey. Knowing these rights could mean the difference between your freedom and jail time.

Currently, in New Jersey, an average citizen encounters a lot of obstacles being able to legally carry a concealed weapon. There has to be a justifiable reason for needing to carry a concealed gun, though that basically means unless your job requires a gun, such as a security officer, then there is likely no way that you will get a permit to carry. What happens, then, if you are caught carrying a weapon that you are not supposed to be carrying?

This is actually one of the most common gun offenses in New Jersey, where someone has possession of a handgun without a permit to carry it. This crime is a second-degree crime that is followed by a minimum of 5 years in prison, without an eligibility for parole for three years. Since it’s near impossible to obtain a permit to carry in New Jersey, this law is going to apply to nearly everyone leaving their home with a handgun on them.

If you, or someone you know, has been caught with a concealed weapon on them and has caught a criminal charge for not having a permit, it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately. At John Tumetly Law, Mr. Tumelty is a sole practitioner and personally handles every case that comes into his office. To discuss your case with a certified criminal trial attorney, contact John Tumelty today for a free initial consultation at 609-390-4600.


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