Newark, NJ

(973) 273-0023

Morristown, NJ

(973) 660-0006

Criminal Defense Attorneys

Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC

Clifton, NJ

(973) 778-4212

Middlesex, NJ

(732) 651-9999

New Jersey criminal defense lawyers since 1984.

No Gun Permits for Domestic Violence Suspects

A New Jersey appeals court announced a new gun permit law on April 22, 2015 – anyone who has ever been charged with a crime of domestic violence, including ever having had a restraining order against them, can be denied a gun permit without having been found guilty or had the restraining order become final. The court ruled that a suspected domestic violence offender can be denied a firearms permit if there exists a danger to public health, safety and welfare. The decision came after a man was denied an application to buy a gun to keep in his home due to a 1998 incident in which his wife accused him of domestic violence. Police had also been called to the man’s home five other times between 2003 and 2011 to settle domestic disputes.

New Jersey courts take reports of domestic violence seriously. Therefore, the mere idea of facing these charges will label you at risk when it comes to bearing arms. Of course, if you are facing domestic violence charges, not being able to purchase a weapon may be the least of your problems. Not only does a conviction carry hefty fines and jail time, it can also preclude you from getting a job and bring about severely negative social stigma.

When you’re facing serious domestic violence charges, criminal or a restraining order, it is imperative that you seek quality legal representation in an effort to minimize the damage of the accusation. Some of the more common domestic violence offenses in the state include: assault, kidnapping, stalking, terroristic threats, harassment and violations of restraining orders. A skilled domestic violence lawyer will fight to get the charges reduced or temporary restraining order dropped.

Regardless of whether or not the domestic violence complaint is legitimate in your eyes, police in New Jersey are required by law to arrest and take into custody any individual accused of domestic violence under certain situations. If a defendant is found guilty of domestic violence crime, they can receive jail or prison time and pay hefty fines. If a defendant has a final restraining order entered against them, they can be forever barred from their home. Either way, even if these defendants are found not guilty or have the restraining order dropped, they may still lose their right to bear arms. Don’t let a domestic violence charge or restraining order ruin your life. Hire a legal team that will fight for you from the start.

The criminal defense team at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Woodruff Grabas & Woodruff are ready to represent you in your domestic violence case. Call us today for a free consultation about your criminal charges.

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The attorneys at our firm have the extensive experience and diverse backgrounds necessary to represent clients facing even the most devastating charges.

We will thoroughly examine your charge by examining the police report, interviewing witnesses and investigating the scene of the alleged crime.

We will challenge law enforcement on every aspect of the criminal offense from the evidence to the manner it was obtained.

Morristown, NJ

(973) 660-0006

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07960

Scotch Plains, NJ

(908) 322-7000

1827 East Second Street
Scotch Plains, NJ
07076

Middlesex, NJ

(732) 651-9999

2G Auer Court
East Brunswick, NJ
08816

Newark, NJ

(973) 273-0023

45 Bleeker St.
Newark, NJ
07102

CHERRY HILL, NJ

(609) 451-4899

20 Brace Road
Suite 115
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Clifton, NJ

(973) 778-4212

1135 Broad Street
Suite 211
Clifton, NJ 07013