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Somerset County Criminal Weapons Charge Lawyers

The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles violent crime and weapons offense cases throughout Somerset County. Our firm regularly represents clients charged with a weapons offense from Bedminster, Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Bound Brook, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Far Hills, Franklin, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, Millstone, Montgomery, North Plainfield, Peapack-Gladstone, Raritan, Rocky Hill, South Bound Brook, Somerville, Warren and Watchung.

Violent Crimes in Somerset County, NJ

In 2007, the following offenses were documented by Somerset County municipalities:

  1. Town
  2. Total Major Crimes
  3. Crime rate
  4. Violent rate
  5. Murder
  6. Rape
  7. Robbery
  8. Assault
  9. Domestic violence




Bound Brook



Far Hills


Green Brook





North Plainfield



Rocky Hill

South Bound Brook




Weapons Charges Are Handled in Somerset County Superior Court

These violent crimes are handled by the Criminal Division of Somerset County Superior Court, situated in Somerville, New Jersey.

The Criminal Division consists of the following judges:

Weapons are frequently connected to violent crimes. Therefore, the Criminal Division presides over many weapons offense cases. Other common weapons offense cases the Court handles include:

A Weapon Can Be Anything Under NJ Law

A weapon can be any object depending on the purpose for which it is used. If the purpose of using the object is to commit a crime, it may be considered a weapon. For example, a hammer used properly in construction is not a weapon. Conversely, a hammer used to purposely injure a person is a weapon.

Gun Possession Charges in Somerset County, New Jersey

Some objects are inherently dangerous and possessing them may be a crime. In New Jersey, possession of a gun may be unlawful if a person does not abide by the strict purchasing and carrying guidelines. A person must hold a firearms identification card to purchase any type of firearm. Furthermore, if a person wishes to buy a handgun, he must obtain a separate permit to purchase. A person generally may not carry a handgun without a New Jersey carry-permit. Failure to follow New Jersey’s strict guidelines on purchasing and carrying a firearm could lead to charges of unlawful possession of a weapon against you. The penalties for these offenses are severe.

Persons Who May Not Possess a Gun in NJ

Certain persons may not possess a gun under any circumstance. Convicted felons, persons on probation or parole, or persons with restraining orders against them may not possess or carry a firearm. Thus, even if a person follows the purchasing and carrying guidelines, he may still be violating the law.

Weapons Offenses in Somerset County NJ

The table below identifies criminal offenses in New Jersey that require the use or possession of a weapon in order for the State to obtain conviction against a defendant.



Somerset County Weapons Possession Penalties

In New Jersey, the penalties for unlawful weapon possession are serious. The charts below provide the penalties for these offenses.

Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

N.J.S.A. § 2C:39-5

  1. Offense
  2. Grade
  3. Imprisonment

Possession of a:

3rd Degree: Up to 5 Years

4th Degree: Up to 18 Months

4th Degree: Up to 18 Months

Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose

N.J.S.A. § 2C:39-4

  1. Offense
  2. Grade
  3. Imprisonment

Gun, Firearm or Explosive Device

Other Weapons

Imitation Firearm

Free Consultations Available – Somerset County Gun Crime Lawyers

If you have been charged with a weapons offense in Somerset County, we may be able to assist you. The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents clients in weapons offense cases in Somerset County. Our firm’s defense attorneys have many years of experience handling these matters. Casey Woodruff and Gary Grabas are both former County Prosecutors and have handled criminal weapons offenses on numerous occasions. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 25 years of trial experience.

We will work to possibly have the evidence against you suppressed and your charges dismissed. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. You can reach us 24 hours a day: (908) 322-7000.




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