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New Jersey Out-of-State Weapons Charge Attorney

New Jersey Out-of-State Weapons Charge Attorney

Skilled Out-of-State Gun Charges Lawyer in Cherry Hill, NJ Defends Clients’ Rights in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout NJ

If you own a gun, you not only have to abide by Federal gun laws but also by state gun laws. Every state has gun laws that are unique to the state. This presents a challenge for gun owners that are moving from one state to another with their firearms. The situation is even worse because gun laws in New Jersey have many layers and can often be confusing. It is therefore not surprising that many people with out-of-state weapons end up on the wrong side of the law. This is where an experienced New Jersey out-of-state weapons charge attorney can help. 

The team at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio is experienced in representing and guiding clients through the complexities of firearm law in New Jersey. We have experience handling a wide variety of gun-related issues including helping clients with the firearms permit process, expungements for obtaining gun permits, making appeals for denials of gun permits, and much more. Our team consists of professionals with varying backgrounds and expertise. We have a track record of obtaining favorable results on behalf of our clients. You can trust us to do the same for you. 

Facing A Criminal Charge And Have Questions? We Can Help. Contact The Law Offices of Michele Finizio Today At 856-888-9059 Or Fill Our Our Convenient Online Contact Form For A Free Consultation About Your Case.

Bringing a Gun From Another State to New Jersey 

New Jersey law does not specifically provide for the ownership of firearms within the state. However, citizens of New Jersey can own firearms as part of their rights under the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. New Jersey gun control laws, however, are very strict. Violation of these laws can result in prison time. It is therefore important to check the laws prior to transporting a firearm to New Jersey or within New Jersey. 

The following are some points to keep in mind when bringing a firearm to New Jersey. 

  • If you’re transporting a firearm into New Jersey, there are specific laws to adhere to regarding how the firearm is transported. The firearm must be carried unloaded and fastened within a case such as a gun box. It should also not be directly accessible while in the vehicle. For example, you cannot keep an out-of-state firearm in your glove compartment when bringing it into the state. 
  • New Jersey law does not recognize gun permits from out of state. This means that even though you legally purchased the gun and have the permits to carry the gun in another state, you cannot legally carry an out-of-state gun in New Jersey with this permit. If you are found carrying a weapon purchased in another state with a permit from that state, you can be arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. 
  • If you do not have a New Jersey permit to carry a firearm, your out-of-state weapon must remain on property that you own such as your home, business, or other such property, and cannot be carried with you. 

New Jersey gun laws can be confusing. If you or a loved one has been caught and charged due to violating these gun laws, contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio for representation by an experienced out-of-state gun charges lawyer in Cherry Hill, NJ. Our team will review your case and fight to protect your rights and freedom. 


I can honestly say that I am 100% satisfied with the outcome of my case. Michael handled my case very well. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help with any court issues.

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Michele is an amazing attorney. She goes above and beyond to help. She answers her phone at all times of the day and is eager to get you the answers and give you the advice and representation you need. Don’t hesitate to use her services!!!!

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Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to Consult With an Experienced New Jersey Out-of-State Weapons Charge Attorney 

Gun charges can be confusing. They become even more complicated when you are dealing with a violation for a weapon purchased in another state. This is because every state has rules and regulations that are unique to that state. You could end up facing serious penalties because of a simple error that violates local gun policies. If you’ve been arrested for being in possession of a gun from another state, contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio for legal representation from an experienced New Jersey out-of-state weapons charge attorney. Our team is experienced in working on a wide range of weapon-related legal issues. We’ll defend your rights and achieve the best possible outcome in your case. 

Get A Free Consultation With An Experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney. All You Have To Do Is Call 856-888-9059 Or Fill Out Our Online Contact Form.

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Michele Finizio has an office location nearby located at 9 E Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Contact her today for a free consultation about your case.

Frequently Asked Questions about Out-of-State Weapons Charges in New Jersey

How should I transport a gun when moving to New Jersey?

If you’re moving to New Jersey with a firearm that you have purchased in another state you must observe both federal and New Jersey State laws when bringing the firearm into the state of New Jersey. New Jersey has specific laws and policies regarding the transportation of a firearm. Anyone moving a firearm into the state or from one residence to another must observe these laws and requirements. Some of the requirements for moving a firearm in New Jersey include: 

1. the firearm must not be loaded 
2. the firearm must be contained in: 
a.) a secure gun box 
b.) a closed case that is fastened shut 
c.) a package that has been tied securely 
d.) locked within the trunk of the vehicle it is being transported in

Will I have to register my firearm when I move to New Jersey?

No. New Jersey law does not require you to register a firearm that you have purchased out of state. You can, however, register your firearm under New Jersey’s voluntary registration policy for firearms. You must, however, comply with New Jersey’s laws regarding carrying firearms. This means that you will need to obtain a New Jersey Permit to Carry a Handgun if you want to carry your out-of-state firearm while in New Jersey. You would otherwise have to keep your firearm at a residence, premises, place of business, or other property possessed by you. 

If you are found to be in violation of New Jersey’s firearm policies, you will face hefty penalties that could have long-term consequences on your life. Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey out-of-state weapons charge attorney. We will help you resolve a legal issue you may be facing as a result of possessing an out-of-state weapon.

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