New Jersey is a tough state in terms of weapons charges, as they are very against any kinds of guns in their states. This is seen through the difficulty of even obtaining a concealed carry permit. New Jersey law enforcement makes sure to crack down on all possible gun charges. This means that those who are found with dangerous guns are likely to face some of the harshest consequences in the country.
Two men in Newark found this out the hard way. A 25-year-old male was arrested on a Saturday in Mid-July because of weapons and drugs that were found in his house. Officers searched the man’s living quarters only to find almost 20 envelopes filled with heroine, nearly 200 decks of heroine, and an illegal semi-auto handgun. On top of that, the handgun was loaded with a full magazine of 30 bullets.
Another man, aged 19, was arrested during the same week. Law enforcement watched him as he dropped a semi-auto handgun into a drain. The gun had a large magazine, filled with bullets, according to law enforcement. The police were following the younger male during the day, and when he finally noticed the police officers watching him, he scurried away. After turning a corner, a police officer witnessed him drop what seemed to be a black handgun down the drain.
The 19-year-old was charged with both unlawful possession of a handgun, and the possession of a large capacity ammo clip, along with contempt of a judicial order. The 25-year-old, on the other hand, was arrested on a number of weapons and drug charges.
If you have been convicted of either a weapon or a drugs charge, it is essential to find an attorney to fight for your rights. At Stephen Piper Law, we have the experience and qualifications to fight tirelessly for your rights. Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation.
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