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Weapons Crimes Archives

Is my out-of-state gun license good in New Jersey?

The short answer to the question above is, probably not. New Jersey has one of the strictest gun laws on the books. Residents of the state might be aware of the provisions of the Graves Act, but many who come to the Jersey Shore for some rest and relaxation might not be.

What are the unlawful possession of weapons laws in New Jersey?

The second amendment to the United States Constitution gives residents of the country the right to bear arms. More and more people are choosing to bear arms in an effort to protect themselves and their loved ones. But, there are some who do not follow the laws for purchasing and carrying firearms. So, what are the unlawful possession of weapons laws in New Jersey?

Update to Graves Act Waiver

Under the current law (Graves Act), for possessing a handgun or rifle a defendant faces a presumptive sentence of five (5) years State Prison with parole ineligibility for 3 ½ years. However, the defense is permitted to submit mitigating factors which could result in a partial waiver of parole ineligibility to one year, or probation and county jail, or probation or Pre-Trial Intervention. 

Former security guard at Atlantic City casino sentenced for theft

A former security guard at an Atlantic City casino has been sentenced for theft of $200,000 from the Caesars Casino. The defendant, a 22-year-old resident of Atlantic City, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. The sentence includes nine years and four months of parole ineligibility.

When air travel involves transporting weapons

On January 6, Esteban Santiago’s flight landed in Fort Lauderdale. Like any other passenger on the plane, he retrieved his checked bags in the airport’s baggage claim area. That is where any comparison ends. After securing his luggage, he removed his checked firearm, loaded it, and went on a shooting spree that saw his fellow passenger scatter, literally running for their lives.

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