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Weapons Offense Defense Attorneys in Mercer County NJ
Trenton NJ Gun Possession Lawyer
If you have been arrested and charged with a weapons offense in Mercer County, New Jersey it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. New Jersey as a whole has some of the harshest penalties for weapons offenses in the entire Country. Most weapons offenses fall under what is known as the Graves Act. The Graves Act not only mandates that anyone convicted of one of its enumerated crimes be sentenced to prison but that a mandatory parole ineligibility term be imposed as well. The standard and minimum plea offer allowed on Graves Act cases is five (5) years in a New Jersey State Prison with a forty-two (42) month parole ineligibility period. In other words, a Defendant convicted of a Graves Act offense will serve at least 42 months in a State Prison if a waiver is not granted. To make matters worse, since the bail guidelines changed in January of 2017, if a Defendant has a prior criminal history there could be a good chance they will be held in the Mercer County jail without bail, pending trial.
If you have been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose or certain persons not to have a weapon, the Law Offices Proetta & Oliver can help. Mr. Oliver has successfully achieved Graves Act Waivers in courts throughout the State not to mention Mercer County. If a waiver is granted, there is a good chance that a Defendant may not have to ever serve a day in jail let alone a parole ineligibility period. If you would like to come into our office so that you can have a face to face consultation with one of our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys then please contact us directly at (609) 789-0779. Our office serves all of Mercer County including towns like Lawrenceville, Trenton, Hamilton, Ewing, East Windsor, West Windsor, Hopewell, Robbinsville, Princeton and Pennington. As always, our initial consultations are free, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Here is a list of some of the key offenses that our firm represents clients charged with in Mercer County.
Handgun Charges in Mercer County NJ?
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose
- BB Guns / Airsoft Guns
- Graves Act
- Certain Persons not to have a Weapon
Whether you have been charged with possessing a handgun, possessing a knife or a machine gun, the attorneys at Proetta & Oliver can help. Both Mr. Oliver and Mr. Proetta have successfully handled numerous weapons related offenses over the years in courts throughout New Jersey including Mercer County. We have extensive experience representing clients charged with various different weapons offenses. Mr. Oliver has on numerous occasions been able to get clients a complete Graves Act Waiver and even had clients be accepted into the Pretrial Intervention Program. Therefore, not only did his clients never serve a day in jail but they were afforded the opportunity to walk away from these charges without a criminal record as well.
Here is an article about a case that Mr. Oliver recently handled for a client that was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and driving while intoxicated. At the end of the day, the Defendant was accepted into the Pretrial Intervention Program. State v. H.G.
Hamilton NJ Weapons Possession Attorneys
Our office represents clients charged with various criminal offenses including unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault, robbery, carjacking, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and burglary in Mercer County. Our office routinely appears in courts throughout Mercer County including the Hamilton Municipal Court, the Trenton Municipal Court, Hightstown Municipal Court, the Lawrenceville Municipal Court, Princeton Municipal Court, the Ewing Municipal Court, Hopewell Municipal Court and the Mercer County Superior Court. If you would like to come into our office for a free initial consultation then please contact our office at (609) 789-0779. We are available 24/7 to help assist in anyway that we can.