False Representation in Firearm Applications, N.J.S.A. 2c:39-10

False Representation in Firearm Applications, N.J.S.A. 2c-39-10, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerNew Jersey authorities recently arrested one of their own. Indeed, last month they charged a thirteen-year veteran with false representation in firearm applications. Additionally, authorities allege he lied about alcoholism on an application for a handgun purchaser’s permit. Moreover, the officer completed the applications in his hometown police department. Furthermore, he allegedly answered no to the question: Are you an alcoholic?1 But authorities allege he had previously admitted an alcohol problem to a superior officer. Consequently, the charges against the officer delineate two counts of knowingly providing a false answer to a question on the official form used to apply for a handgun permit and/or a firearms purchaser identification card, per the news. Whether this impacted the officer’s ability to carry a service weapon, however, remains unclear. Indeed, this casts doubt on the allegations. Nevertheless, this officer will experience the justice system from a defendant’s side of the law. Read More


Weapon Definitions, N.J.S.A. 2c:39-1

Weapon Definitions, N.J.S.A. 2c:39-1, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyer, trial attorney, trial lawyerThe following weapon definitions apply to this chapter 39 and to chapter 58 of New Jersey Statutes:

Antique firearm means any rifle or shotgun and antique cannon means a destructive device defined in paragraph (3) of subsection c. of this section, if the rifle, shotgun or destructive device, as the case may be, is incapable of being fired or discharged, or which does not fire fixed ammunition, regardless of date of manufacture, or was manufactured before 1898 for which cartridge ammunition is not commercially available, and is possessed as a curiosity or ornament or for its historical significance or value. Read more


Defaced Firearm Possession, N.J.S.A. 2c:39-3d

defaced-firearm-possessionOn New Year’s Day, Penns Grove police stopped a motorist based on a tip, per the news. During the stop, the cops claim they found a gun with a defaced serial number, marijuana, and money. Consequently, the police charged the man with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense, possession of a weapon by certain person, defaced firearm possession, and marijuana possession, according to police. Read more

The Second Amendment and Gun Control

Affirming the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

As 2016 draws to a close, one cannot help but languish in the memory of all those who died this year. Sadly, United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is among them. Among his many contributions to American society, Justice Scalia stood firmly for the right to keep and bear arms under the Constitution. With the Second Amendment on my mind, this post juxtaposes this constitutional right with New Jersey law, which favors gun control. Read more


Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, N.J.S.A. 2c:39-5

Poetic Injustice

unlawful possession of a weaponIn November cops charged Josh Huff after a stop in New Jersey on the Walt Whitman Bridge, per the news. Consequently, charges against the former Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver include, among other crimes, second degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

The law prohibiting unlawful possession of a weapon provides,

Any person who knowingly has in his possession any handgun, including any antique handgun, without first having obtained a permit to carry the same as provided in N.J.S.A. 2C:58-4, is guilty of a crime of the third degree if the handgun is in the nature of an air gun, spring gun Read more