Results: Mandatory Minimum for NJ Gun Charge Dropped to 12 Months

Here is another great ending to a difficult case.

My client took his dad’s handgun andGun in an evidence bag ammunition, left his home in California, and hoboed his way to N.J., where he was reported as a “suspicious person” bathing in the woods. the police came and arrested him, and found the handgun in his backpack. He was facing a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison, with a mandatory 42 month before parole, under N.J.’s draconian gun law. I convinced the prosecutor to waive the minimum and drop it to 12 months. He has already served 9 months, so he pleaded guilty and will be paroled when he is sentenced.

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