If you are accused of domestic violence, and if you are the owner of lawfully registered firearms, you are under threat of weapons forfeiture by the state of New Jersey. Due to New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, police officers must seize all weapons and firearms owned by someone who stands accused of domestic violence or has had a temporary restraining order taken out against them.
As both a East Brunswick criminal defense lawyer and family law attorney, I have unique insights to bring to your domestic violence case. I can work to have a restraining order removed, and I can defend against your domestic violence charges in a criminal trial if need be. I can also guard your rights in family court for a weapons forfeiture hearing. Don’t hesitate to discover what my nuanced, experience advocacy can achieve for you! Contact my East Brunswick and Freehold defense firm to schedule your case evaluation.
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Under New Jersey Law, if you are deemed unfit to own firearms or are perceived as a risk to the general public or to a particular person, you are risk of having the state:
The state has 45 days after your weapons are seized to apply for a forfeiture of weapons through the courts. Weapons forfeiture hearings are conducted in the family part of the superior court of New Jersey.
Your case will be decided by a sitting Family Part Judge—not by a jury of your peers. In fact, your weapons can be forfeited and your Firearms Identification Card revoked even if the domestic violence charges and temporary restraining order against you are dismissed. New jersey statute N.J.S.A. 2C:25-21(d)(3) gives the state a wide range of authority when it comes to weapons forfeitures.
Know your rights! You do not have to roll over and submit to the state. If you or someone you know received notice of a weapons forfeiture action in the Superior Court of New Jersey, please contact a East Brunswick weapons forfeiture attorney today.
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