Defending Clients Against Weapons Charges In New Jersey
Without a proper license or permit, possessing a weapon for illegal purposes or possessing illegal firearms can bring serious repercussions. New Jersey’s Graves Act mandates stiff prison sentences with a period of parole ineligibility. If you have been accused of a weapons crime, it is critical to work with someone you can trust — specifically, a lawyer with experience defending clients against weapons charges.
Louis Charles Shapiro has extensive experience providing strong criminal defense for people facing weapons charges and other criminal charges. From the firm’s office in Vineland, New Jersey, Mr. Shapiro defends clients who need a reliable attorney against a wide range of weapons offenses.
Critical in these types of cases is the proper presentation of, and preparation for, a suppression hearing in which the defendant argues that the evidence was obtained by an unconstitutional search and seizure.
Defending Clients Against Serious Charges
The law firm of Louis Charles Shapiro, P.A., defends clients against weapons charges such as:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm or other weapon: This charge can include possession without a permit, possession by a convicted felon and other forms of unlawful possession.
- Possession of a firearm for unlawful purposes: If a person possesses a firearm for purposes of committing a crime like burglary, assault or homicide, or in connection with a drug crime.
- Illegal purchase or sale of firearms and other weapons: The firm defends clients against charges involving purchasing or selling a firearm without a proper permit and weapons trafficking.
Mr. Shapiro has 20 years of experience as a lawyer and has been named a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification. He will use his experience and knowledge to explore every possible avenue for protecting your rights.