Firearms Possession

Newark, New Jersey Concealed Weapon Defense Lawyer
  • Have you been charged with a gun crime?
  • Did you fail to register your gun with law enforcement?
  • Have you been charged with a Graves Act violation?
  • Have you been caught carrying a concealed weapon without a permit?

Joseph D. Rotella is a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who zealously defends clients facing gun crimes charges. If you need effective, aggressive defense, contact his law offices by calling 973-621-0333.

Gun Crimes Defense

Attorney Rotella offers solid defense to individuals charged with the following gun crimes:

  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Armed robbery

If you have been accused of any of these crimes, timing is critical. Before you say anything to law enforcement, talk to a lawyer. The actions you take now could greatly affect the outcome of your case.

Attorney Joseph D. Rotella is certified by both the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is one of only four lawyers in New Jersey to hold both certifications.

Unlawful Gun Possession — The Graves Act

Effective January 2008, New Jersey has stiffened the Graves Act, affecting virtually anyone caught carrying a firearm without a permit. Even if an individual legitimately owns a handgun but carries it unlawfully (without a gun permit), they are violating a regulatory provision and are subject to harsh penalties — a minimum of 3 years in New Jersey state prison.

Under the new laws, many who have never had a problem with the law are suddenly faced with the possibility of a criminal conviction: an unknowing driver who borrows a car that with a gun in the trunk, a person who lawfully owns a gun, but does not have a permit, and a woman who chooses to carry her husband's handgun for self defense. The list goes on and on.

Joseph Rotella has years of experience defending individuals charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and other gun crimes. If you have been caught up in the changes to the Graves Act, your freedom is at stake. Contact attorney Rotella now to begin the process of protecting your rights. Contact Information

For concealed weapon violations and other gun crimes defense, contact the Newark law offices of Joseph D. Rotella at 973-621-0333.