Hackensack Graves Act lawyer Adam M. Lustber releases a new article (https://www.lustberglaw.com/graves-act-lawyer/) explaining the NJ Gun Charges covered by the Graves Act. The lawyer mentions that New Jersey has some of the toughest gun laws and minimum prison sentences in the country. If a person is convicted of or pleads guilty to criminal firearms charges, they may face several years in prison without the possibility of early parole.
“Before the broadening of firearms violations sentencing under the Graves Act, only defendants convicted of firearms violations while committing certain crimes were subject to mandatory sentencing for gun crimes. In line with New Jersey’s tough stance against gun crimes, mandatory sentencing was broadened to cover multiple other firearms violations,” says the Hackensack Graves Act lawyer.
The lawyer adds that mandatory sentencing applies to a lot of firearms violations. These violations include unlawfully possessing a rifle, possessing a defaced firearm, defacing a firearm, possessing a sawed-off shotgun, possessing a firearm while committing a drug distribution offense, possessing certain weapons by individuals convicted of specified firearms offenses, and manufacturing, transporting, or the disposition of a firearm.
Attorney Adam M. Lustberg says that the Graves act is a system of mandatory incarceration sentences. The process to waive it can be complicated and time-consuming. Without an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the complexities of the Graves Act and who knows how to petition for a waiver against its mandatory guidelines, the defendant is probably going to do the mandatory time and no less, followed by a lengthy period of probation.
In the article, attorney Lustberg adds that if a person is convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm in New Jersey, the penalty is for the defendant to serve at least three (3) full years before becoming eligible for release on parole. “With years of incarceration ahead of you, time is of the essence. It’s critical not to delay because your entire life may be on the line,” says the defense lawyer.
Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes that it is important for anyone who is charged with a gun crime to seek the help of an experienced defense lawyer. Having a skilled gun crimes lawyer may be able to help the defendant protect their freedom and understand their rights in the case.
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