New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Adam M. Lustberg Explains How to Beat a Gun Charge in NJ

May 03, 2022 at 16:00

New Jersey criminal defense attorney Adam M. Lustberg releases a new article (https://www.lustberglaw.com/blog/how-to-beat-a-gun-charge-in-nj/) explaining how to beat a gun charge in NJ. The lawyer mentions that New Jersey is one of the states in the USA that has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. If someone is convicted of a gun charge, they may be facing severe penalties including mandatory state prison with mandatory periods of parole ineligibility.

“One common defense strategy in a gun charge is to challenge the legality of the search that resulted in the seizure of the evidence. If the gun was found inside a premise or in a car, the police must have obtained it through the appropriate channels, either through a proper traffic stop followed by a lawful search or with a valid search warrant,” says the New Jersey criminal defense attorney.

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The lawyer explains that in order to challenge the legality of the search, a skilled criminal defense lawyer may try to prove that the search was unlawful, that there was no probable cause for the search, or that the police took liberties and searched outside the scope of the warrant.

Attorney Adam M. Lustberg adds that gun owners from out of state may find that they are in violation of New Jersey’s stricter laws even though their conduct is normally legal in the state they were from. Even though their permit is not recognized in New Jersey, a non-resident of New Jersey who has a permit to carry a firearm in their state of domicile may be eligible for a diversionary program.

According to the criminal defense lawyer, “Even if evidence cannot be challenged and charges are unlikely to be dismissed, a skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorney can negotiate with the prosecution in an attempt to get a sentence reduced. A Graves Act waiver of the mandatory-minimum sentencing may be available and a prison sentence reduced or avoided altogether.”

Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes how important it is to seek the help of a skilled gun crimes attorney. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the accused create a strategy that may be able to help protect their freedom.

About Lustberg Law Offices, LLC

Lustberg Law Offices, LLC works with criminal cases in New Jersey or New York. It has earned a reputation for delivering results for clients. 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 to schedule an appointment.

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