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Do You Need To Appeal A Gun Permit Denial? We Can Help.

After recent changes to gun laws, people across New Jersey have legitimate concerns about their rights to own firearms. While every person in the U.S. has clear rights protected by the constitution, each state handles permitting in its own way. If you’ve had challenges getting or keeping your permit, turn to us.

At Law Offices Of Michael P. McGuire LLC, we have extensive experience with firearm licensing and gun laws in New Jersey. We assist clients throughout the state with criminal and family law issues, as well as those looking to pursue an appeal. For those facing hurdles to purchasing a firearm, we can provide comprehensive legal review and representation for your gun permit appeal.

Time Is Of The Essence To Appeal

You must act quickly if you’ve recently lost your gun permit, had your application denied at renewal or were denied outright to purchase your first weapon. Once the judge puts in a final order, it may be nearly impossible to purchase a gun again, not just in New Jersey but anywhere.

You have 30 days to request an appeal. The request must be in writing and submitted to your county’s Superior Court, or the county where your application was denied. At your hearing, the judge will review many aspects of your case, including:

  • Your criminal history
  • The reason for the application’s denial
  • Your mental health records
  • Personal references

The judge will also hear testimony and arguments over your status. Interestingly, while heard by a criminal law judge, this appeal is civil law. However, having legal representation with a respected criminal law reputation can significantly impact your case.

We’re Ready To Protect Your Rights

Fundamentally, a fight over your firearm license is a fight for your rights. As a citizen of New Jersey and the United States, you have certain rights that must be rigorously protected. More than that, you deserve an attorney who understands your needs and cares about your needs.

Appeals can be challenging but when firearms are involved, the process can become even more complex. Call us at 732-704-7331 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys or send an email. We can help protect your right to own a gun.