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How Strict Are New Jersey Gun Laws?

The gun laws in New Jersey are extremely strict. The Graves Act heavily regulates gun use and sale, and those found violating the laws may face up to ten years in prison and a $100,000 fine, depending on the severity of the charge.

When attorney Michael P. McGuire takes on a case, he goes to work immediately, reviewing all the available facts to build a workable, thorough defense. His understanding of the law and previous experience in law enforcement allow him to offer valuable insight that he leverages for his clients.

What Is The Graves Act?

The Graves Act is New Jersey’s gun possession law that touches on many infractions. New Jersey’s gun control specifically bans such items as:

  • Silencers
  • Armor-piercing bullets
  • High-powered weapons
  • Rapid-fire weapons
  • Easily concealable weapons

The law also forbids anything that could modify a single-firing weapon into a repeating, rapid-fire weapon.

In addition to prohibiting various types of weapons and accessories, the law tightly controls the sale, purchase, carrying and licensing of all firearms. The goal of these regulations is to discourage their use in violent crimes. This has been the goal of the Graves Act since its update in 2008.

Can I Get A Graves Act Waiver?

There is a mechanism within New Jersey’s criminal code that allows individuals to pursue a lighter sentence for a violation of the Graves Act. These waivers are available to those with clean criminal records and are offered at the discretion of the court.

However, with his experience on both sides of the criminal justice system, attorney McGuire can craft a legal argument that makes a strong case for his clients. Your eligibility for a waiver is one of the topics you should discuss during your free consultation.

Reach Out For Your Defense

Attorney McGuire offers insight into the most difficult criminal cases and uses his experience to pursue the best possible results. Contact the Law Office of Michael P. McGuire, LLC, today by either sending an email or calling 732-704-7331. We speak English and Spanish.