Bergen County Gun Charges Defense Attorneys
Bergen County Gun Charges Result in PTI Admission
Falsely arrested for an illegal gun possession charge in Bergen County? Did the police illegally search your car or your home? We can help. Here is a real gun case we handled in Hackensack for one of our very happy clients.
Travis J. Tormey of the Tormey Law Firm recently represented a client who was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, a crime of the second degree in New Jersey, at the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack. The client was a professional bodyguard for a famous rap artist who was on tour in the Tri-state area. The client had a lawful permit for his firearm in the State of Georgia where he resides but he did not have a valid firearms ID card for the State of New Jersey. The gun was found locked in a gun box on the tour bus. There is a valid exception to the unlawful possession if you are transporting firearms through New Jersey from another State but the gun must be locked in a lock box separate from the ammunition and must be kept in the trunk. This was unfortunately not the case here so the exception did not apply.
The initial plea offer was State prison along with a felony which would have ended our client’s career as a professional bodyguard. Because of the Graves Act, the statute that governs gun offenses in New Jersey, the typical plea offer on a gun case even if you have no prior record is five (5) years New Jersey State Prison, three (3) years must be served before the possibility of parole. After months of negotiation, Mr. Tormey was able to convince the prosecutor’s office to allow our client into the Pre-Trial Intervention Program. If he remains arrest free for two (2) years and complies with all the other terms and conditions of PTI, all the charges will be dismissed at the end of the probationary period. This will allow him to not only stay out of jail but also to avoid a felony record and continue his career.
Arrested for Gun Charge in Hackensack? Contact the Tormey Law Firm Now
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