Leonard Biddison

Attorney at Law

(866) 721-9510

Philadelphia, PA

(866) 721-9510

Haddonfield, NJ

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Camden County NJ Certain Persons Offense Lawyer

Weapons Charges Defense Attorney with Offices in Haddonfield, New Jersey

Certain Person Offenses
Certain Person Offenses

Certain people, such as those with a criminal record or mental disorder, are not permitted to own a firearm in New Jersey. Since New Jersey has some of the most stringent gun laws in the country, a certain persons offense can lead to a very long prison sentence with limited opportunity for parole depending on the surrounding circumstances. If you have been charged with a certain persons offense, it is crucial that hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney that can help minimize the penalties and get you the best result for your case.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling weapons offenses for years in Camden County including Barrington, Somerdale, Gloucester, and Clementon. In fact, one of the members of our criminal defense team is a former county prosecutor in New Jersey who used to prosecute various charges for the State including gun and weapons offenses. This means we can predict what kinds of arguments the prosecution will make and use this knowledge to defend your case. If you have been charges with a certain persons offense, having an attorney who knows what it takes to potentially beat the charges against you is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 866-721-9510 anytime for a free initial consultation.

Certain Persons Offenses in New Jersey 

The law for certain persons offenses is covered under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7. According to the statute, a person convicted of one of the following crimes qualifies as a certain person:

  1. Aggravated Assault
  2. Arson
  3. Burglary
  4. Extortion
  5. Homicide
  6. Kidnapping
  7. Robbery
  8. Aggravated Sexual Assault
  9. Sexual Assault
  10. Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  11. Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  12. Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose

People with mental disorders and those convicted of a domestic violence crime also qualify as certain persons under the statute.

Certain Person Offense Degrees and Penalties in New Jersey 

A certain persons offense can range from a second degree to fourth degree crime as explained below.

Fourth Degree (Up to 18 months in NJ State Prison): If you possess a weapon and have been convicted of aggravated assault, arson, burglary, extortion, homicide, kidnapping, robbery, stalking, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, or offenses such as past weapons offenses and distributing drugs near a school zone.

Third Degree (3 to 5 years in NJ State Prison): If you possess a weapon and previously were convicted of a disorderly persons offense based on domestic violence.

Second Degree (5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison): A certain persons offense can be a second degree crime if you qualify as a certain person and attempt to purchase a firearm.

Note: Certain sections of this statute are included under New Jersey’s “Graves Act.” This means if convicted of one of these crimes, you MUST be sentenced to a term of imprisonment with a minimum term of parole ineligibility fixed at, or between, one-third to one-half of a sentence imposed, or 3 years, whichever is greater.

Contact a Somerdale NJ Certain Persons Offense Lawyer for a Free Consultation 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against a Certain Persons Offense. Our criminal defense team understands the details of the law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 866-721-9510 for a free initial consultation about your case.

Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Biddison has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Leonard D. Biddison Esquire ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

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Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collinswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.


Philadelphia Location

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Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield, NJ

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