Unlawful Disposition of a Firearm Attorneys Passaic County, NJ
Serving Clients Across Clifton, Paterson, West Milford, Wayne, Little Falls, Woodland Park, and Passaic County
The legal definition of “disposition” as it relates to criminal handling of firearms in New Jersey, is manufacturing, transferring, selling, or transporting property. Specifically, the unlawful disposition of firearms refers to the illegal manufacture, sale, and/or transportation of firearms without the proper registration and licensing. Unlawful disposition is a serious weapons charge which may result in second, third, or fourth-degree felony convictions.
At The Montanari Law Group, our criminal defense attorneys protect the legal rights of our clients facing weapons charges across local New Jersey towns including Wayne, Paterson, Clifton, Woodland Park, West Milford, Little Falls, and the greater Passaic County region. We understand that being charged with unlawful disposition of a firearm can lead to life-changing consequences including serious prison time, heavy fines, and a felony conviction on the defendant’s permanent record. Lean on our experience to seek to have your charges reduced or dismissed in New Jersey.
Call our office today to speak with a member of our legal team regarding your unlawful disposition of a firearm or other weapons charges in a free and confidential consultation.
Unlawful Disposition of a Firearm 2C:39-9: Paterson, NJ Illegal Firearm Disposition Lawyers
Pursuant to New Jersey Revised Statutes Section 2C:39-9 – Manufacture, transport, disposition and defacement of weapons and dangerous instruments and appliances, the following actions may result in unlawful disposition of a firearm charges:
- Manufacturing, requesting manufacture, transporting, shipping, selling, or disposal of any machine gun, sawed-off shotgun, assault firearm, or large-capacity ammunition magazines without the proper license as per N.J.S.A. 2C:58-1 and N.J.S.A. 2C:58-2 – third-degree charge
- Transporting, shipping, selling, or manufacture of firearm silencers – fourth-degree charge
- Manufacturing, requesting manufacture, shipping, retailing, or disposal of non-firearm dangerous weapons including “gravity knives, switchblade knives, ballistic knives, daggers, dirks, stilettos, billies, blackjacks, metal knuckles, sandclubs, slingshots, cesti or similar leather bands studded with metal filings” – fourth-degree charge
- Selling, transporting, manufacturing, etc. of weapons which may emit tear gas or other injurious chemical substances – fourth-degree charge
- Defacing firearms or procuring, concealing, selling, or disposing of a defaced firearm – fourth-degree charge
- Transporting illegal firearms into the State of New Jersey to engage in an unlawful sale or transfer – second-degree charge (airsoft guns, BB guns, and antiques may be exempt from this particular charge)
Clifton, NJ Illegal Sale of Firearms Attorneys Discuss Penalties
Second-degree unlawful disposition of a firearm convictions may lead to the following punitive measures:
- Prison sentence between five (5) and ten (10) years
- Fines up to $150,000
- Felony conviction on permanent record
Third-degree unlawful disposition of a firearm convictions may lead to the following sentences:
- Prison sentence ranging from three (3) to five (5) years
- Maximum fine of $15,000
- Permanent felony record
Fourth-degree unlawful disposition of a firearm convictions may lead to the following penalties:
- Prison sentence up to 18 months
- Fines up to $10,000
- Felony conviction on permanent record
Convictions for the unlawful disposition of machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, defaced firearms, and assault firearms may be governed by the New Jersey Graves Act, which includes mandatory prison sentences of a minimum three (3) years with limited possibility for parole.
Building a Defense for Unlawful Firearm Disposition Charges in Passaic County
Our Little Falls criminal defense attorneys understand that unlawful disposition of firearms convictions must come from proving that the offender engaged in very specific criminal activity surrounding manufacture, sale, transportation, or disposal of firearms in New Jersey. Our first step is always to discuss the case with the defendant and examine the evidence being presented against them. The nature of our defense is heavily dependent upon the details of your case.
For example, we may choose to challenge the manner in which the evidence was gathered by law enforcement. This can include striving to show that a search was illegal as there was no warrant and the defendant did not offer his or her consent to the search. Another situation may involve a police officer stopping and searching your vehicle without probable cause.
Even when facing overwhelming evidence, our attorneys have been able to show that law enforcement conduct was illegal and therefore the evidence was considered inadmissible. Specifically pertaining to unlawful disposition of firearms, we may also strive to show that the weapons were never sold, transported, manufactured, etc. as claimed by the state. Whatever the circumstances may be, our attorneys will attack your case from every angle with the end goal of having your charges reduced or outright dismissed.
Contact our Little Falls Illegal Disposition of a Firearm Attorneys Today
At The Montanari Law Group, we believe in taking a personal approach with our New Jersey clients in towns including Woodland Park, Wayne, Paterson, Clifton, West Milford, Little Falls, and the greater Passaic County region. We understand that such serious criminal allegations are life-altering events, and treat each client with the empathy and respect they deserve. At the end of the day, our job is to protect the legal freedoms of our clients, and we will use our extensive experience and intimate knowledge of New Jersey Criminal Law to seek to have your unlawful disposition of a firearm charges lowered or dropped.
Contact us online or through our Litle Falls offices by calling (973) 233-4396 today to speak with a member of our legal defense team in a free and confidential consultation regarding your unlawful disposition of a firearm charges.