Courts can deviate from sentencing guidelines and are only required to provide reasoning for the deviation.
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In those cases where the prosecution attempts to meet its burden of proof through constructive possession, gunshot residue (GSR) can play a critical part
In New Jersey it is illegal to even own a firearm without a firearm purchaser identification card or a permit to purchase a handgun.
An accused faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years to life in prison. Any sentence for this charge must be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed
Violations of § 6111 can result in either a misdemeanor or felony conviction depending on the buyer and his or her possible criminal history.
You just cant jump in your vehicle with your gun and hit the road, especially if you’re headed over the bridge into New Jersey or New York!
The prosecution will weigh the above mitigating aggravating circumstances and make a determination as to whether there are compelling reasons to justify it
Unlike PA, NJ requires a permit to buy a gun and its crime to possess a handgun outside of your home without a permit to carry which few are able to obtain.
Any person who illegally possesses a gun is subject to prosecution from state (district attorneys office, attorney general) and the federal government (DOJ)