The defendant was indicted for firearms possession – including a discharge of a gun. In the New Jersey State Superior Court, such offenses have mandatory jail sentences of 5 years. We negotiated a plea to waive the mandatory sentence and argued to the judge for a probationary sentence. The judge – in a rare decision – gave Defendant probation and only 15 days.
In New Jersey, individuals arrested under the suspicion of illegally possessing a firearm could face:
- A second-degree felony with a sentence of 5-10 years in prison
- A third-degree felony, punishable by 3-5 years in prison
- A fourth-degree felony with up to 18 months in prison
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