Ridgefield Park NJ Graves Act Offenses Attorneys
Illegal Weapons Possession Lawyers in Bergen County, New Jersey
New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Under the Graves Act, a defendant charged with a firearms offense, even with no prior record, is facing mandatory state prison time and parole ineligibility. If you have been arrested on a handgun or weapons charge in New Jersey, you need straight answers from an experienced weapons offenses defense attorney.
Travis J. Tormey is the founding partner of the Tormey Law Firm, with offices in the heart of Bergen County, New Jersey. He was named one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In New Jersey in 2014 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys and also heralded as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in the Nation in 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Tormey has extensive experience representing clients charged with illegal gun offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful disposition of a firearm throughout New Jersey, including in Ridgefield Park, Teaneck, and Washington Township.
For a free consultation about your weapons charges in New Jersey, call (201)-330-4979, submit an online contact form, or schedule an appointment to meet with us in person at our convenient Hackensack office location. You can also review our client testimonials page for additional information and check out our client reviews on Avvo.com.
Success Stories in New Jersey Gun Cases
If you or a loved one has been charged with an illegal firearm offense in New Jersey, Travis Tormey can help. Here are just a few of the weapons cases that Mr. Tormey has recently handled:
- United States Marine charged with illegal weapons possession in Hudson County. Graves Act offense which requires jail time and parole ineligibility. Defendant sentenced to probation and no jail time.
- United States Marine and his wife charged with illegal gun possession in Morris County. Graves Act offense which requires jail time and parole ineligibility. Defendant admitted into Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program, resulting in no criminal record when successfully completed.
- 18-year-old kid and his friend charged with illegal weapons possession when visiting Cape May on vacation from their home state of Pennsylvania. Graves Act offense which requires jail time and parole ineligibility. Defendant admitted into Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program, resulting in no criminal record when successfully completed.
To view more of our many victories in court, access our success stories page.
Graves Act Weapons Offenses: N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6
The Graves Act, codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6, governs certain weapons and firearms offenses in New Jersey. This statute provides enhanced penalties, mandatory inprisonment, and extended periods of parole ineligbility for certain illegal gun offenses. Specifically, the statute applies to the following crimes:
- Sawed Off Shotgun Possession – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(b)
- Possession of a Defaced Firearm – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(d)
- Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4(a)
- Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(a)
- Unlawful Possession of a Handgun – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b)
- Unlawful Possession of a Rifle or Shotgun – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(c)
- Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7
- Manufacture, Transport of a Machine Gun – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9(a)
- Manufacture, Transport of a Sawed Off Shotgun – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9(b)
- Manufacture, Transport of Defaced Firearms – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9(e)
- Manufacture, Transport of Assault Firearms – N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9(g)
The Graves Act also applies if the defendant is accused of committing or attempting to commit certain offenses while being in possession of an illegal firearm. These offenses include:
- Robbery, N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1
- Burglary, N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2
- Escape, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-5
- Aggravated Sexual Contact, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3(a)
- Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(a)
- Kidnapping, N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1
- Aggravated Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)
- Homicide, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3
- Manslaugher, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4
If you or a loved one has been charged with a Graves Act offense in New Jersey, contact our Hackensack offices anytime at (201)-330-4979 for a free consultation about your case.