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Weapons Offense Attorney in Newark, NJ

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer Beats Gun Crime Charges in Essex County, Monmouth County & Union County, New Jersey

New Jersey has some of the toughest gun laws in the entire country. In many cases, even a person with no prior arrests and no criminal record can be subject to mandatory prison time if convicted of a weapons offense in NJ. These are serious criminal charges that demand a serious response from a criminal defense attorney who is experienced and aggressive and who will relentlessly fight for your rights. Do not leave your freedom or your future to chance.

If you have been charged with a weapons offense in New Jersey, Andrew John Calcagno can help you fight the charges and avoid the most severe penalties. Mr. Calcagno is the founder of Calcagno & Associates and leads an experienced, aggressive legal team that is dedicated to defending the rights of clients in New Jersey, including Middletown, Howell, Wayne, West Orange, and Roselle, NJ. Mr. Calcagno will relentlessly fight for your rights throughout the entire legal process.

Andrew John Calcagno Is an Experienced NJ Criminal Attorney Who Will Help You Fight Weapons Charges in Jersey City, NJ and Stay Out of Jail

Andrew Calcagno and his team of attorneys at Calcagno & Associates are prepared to defend you against any type of weapons offense in New Jersey, including:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  • Illegal Possession of a Handgun
  • Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
  • Certain Persons Offense
  • Unlawful Disposition of a Firearm

Andrew Calcagno has years of experience defending clients against weapons offense charges throughout New Jersey. Depending on the circumstances of your case, Mr. Calcagno may be able to get your criminal charges negotiated down to a lesser offense or even dismissed prior to trial. In many cases, it is possible to work out a plea deal that allows the defendant to enter into an alternative sentencing program such as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) and avoid a criminal record altogether. In the event that your case does reach trial, Mr. Calcagno is fully prepared to battle the prosecutors and win your case in the courtroom.

Contact an Experienced Paterson, NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer Today for a Consultation About Your Handgun Possession Charges

A criminal conviction on a gun charge in New Jersey can have long-term ramifications for your future, which may include leaving you with a criminal record that makes it difficult for you to get a good job or housing in the future. The more immediate consequences of a weapons offense conviction in NJ could include prison time, especially since the NJ Graves Act imposes minimum mandatory terms of incarceration for gun crime offenders. That’s why it is absolutely imperative that you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.

If you have been charged with illegal handgun possession, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, or any other kind of weapons offense in New Jersey, contact Calcagno & Associates today to schedule an initial consultation about your case at one of our offices in Red Bank, Clifton, Cranford, Westfield, or Newark. Our aggressive criminal defense attorneys can help you get a better understanding of your legal options and make sure that you avoid the most severe penalties for a gun crime conviction.


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