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Although the Second Amendment gives everyone the right to bear arms, possession of guns or other weapons in New Jersey is often looked at with a suspicious eye by NJ law enforcement. In addition, penalties for firearms charges in New Jersey can be very harsh, with some requiring mandatory and lengthy periods of prison, even for first time offenders. You may also be facing a loss of your right to own a firearm. Thus, the best defense for your case may depend on what lawyer you call.


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If you are suspected or charged with any firearms or weapons offense, contact the tough New Jersey firearms defense lawyer, Jack Venturi, so he can put his experience, knowledge and aggressiveness to work for you. He is the lawyer that fights for you!

Whether you are a hunter, a collector or just the average citizen, a New Jersey weapons charge can ruin your career and your reputation. We recognize that your possession or use of a gun may be completely legal. However, New Jersey law enforcement may have another opinion. Our tough, smart New Jersey criminal defense attorney will work quickly to convince them otherwise and eliminate all of the charges against you. Also, if your property is taken, we will do everything we can to get it back because you have the right to hunt, maintain a collection and protect your family!

We can assist you with any of the following criminal charges:

  • Destructive Devices, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(a)
  • Sawed-off Shotguns, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(b)
  • Silencers, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(c)
  • Defaced Firearms, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(d)
  • Knives and other weapons, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(e)
  • Dum-dum or Body Armor Penetrating Bullets, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(f)
  • Possession of Weapons for Unlawful Purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4
  • Imitation Firearms, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4(e)
  • Possession of Weapons During the Commission of Certain Crimes, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1
  • Unlawful Possession of Weapons, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5
  • Possession of a Machine Gun, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(a)
  • Assault Firearms, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(f)
  • Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7
  • Unlawful disposition of Firearm, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9
  • Sale of Large Hunting Knives to Persons Under Eighteen, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9.1
  • Violation of Regulatory Provisions Relating to Firearms, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-10
  • Providing False Information on Gun Permits and Applications, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-10(c),(d),(e),(f)
  • Unlawful Use of Body Vests, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-13
  • Armed Robbery, N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1

A thorough and aggressive defense and the results of your case are important to us. We will treat you like an individual and listen to your needs. You are never just another client. We will take all measures that we know how to protect your rights, your family, and your future. As soon as we are hired to represent you, we will develop strategies for defending your case. You can rest assured that you are in the right hands. We will provide you with all of the services you need to get results in and out of court.


Client was charged with various firearms and weapons charges for allegedly possessing a gun. Most of the evidence against the client came from a confidential informant. The State fought hard to keep the informant’s identity a secret. They also fought hard against the client’s PTI application. Jack Venturi started an investigation which revealed the informant was actually a former police officer who was recently released from prison. Once Jack revealed the results of the investigation, the client’s PTI application was quickly granted.


James, along with several others, were charged with a home invasion, armed robbery. The facts as alleged presented a tough challenge for Jack Venturi. However, the client maintained his innocence and Jack fought aggressively at trial in spite of the difficult circumstances. After an extremely hard fought battle, the jury returned several guilty verdicts against James’ co-defendants with James being their only not guilty verdict.


Frank was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, specifically a BB gun. While this use to be a minor offense, under the new gun law in New Jersey, this offense carries prison time, even for first offenders. Jack Venturi worked quickly to get Frank PTI before he was indicted so that he could avoid prison and a criminal record.

*These cases are just an example of some of the many clients we have helped in New Jersey. Please remember that every case is unique. Thus, you should not expect to achieve similar results just because the facts of your case may seem identical. Schedule an appointment with our New Jersey gun and weapons defense attorney today to discuss your case.

From Newark to Camden, Jersey City to Atlantic City, our tough attorney represents clients throughout the entire state of New Jersey, so call us today to schedule an appointment to meet at one of our conveniently located offices in New Brunswick.

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