Category Archives: Weapons Offenses

Appeals court reverses unlawful weapons conviction in Essex County case based on incorrect jury instructions

The New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a conviction for fourth degree weapons charges in a recent Essex County case, State v. Sales, because the trial judge failed to explain to the jury that self defense was an available defense. Because … Continue reading

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Weapons and assault charges filed against man who pointed handgun at Belmar police officers

After allegedly pointing a handgun at four Belmar police officers, a New Jersey man was shot in the foot by one of the officers and arrested on aggravated assault and weapons charges. The incident occurred when the officers responded to … Continue reading

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Weapons offenses

Weapons offenses are definitely not something you want to be charged with because in addition to the strict penalties that result from a conviction, the circumstances surrounding the incident that led to your arrest are very sensitive and can easily … Continue reading

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