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Weapons Violations & Gun Charges

Defending NJ Weapons Charges

If you are facing criminal gun charges, do not hesitate to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Protect your rights by contacting the law firm of Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Attorney Joseph R. Donahue has 30 years of legal experience, and he is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney. Only 1% of all New Jersey trial lawyers hold this distinction. Let us put this experience to work for you.

We aggressively defend the rights of clients facing all types of weapons violations and gun charges. Some of the cases we handle include:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Failing to register a firearm
  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Use of a firearm in assault or robbery
  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm
  • Threatening others with a knife or gun
  • Unlawful sale of weapons
  • Possession of a firearm without a permit to carry

Skilled Defense of Firearms & Other Weapons Charges

Weapons charges may result in the police filing an application to remove all weapons from our clients' possession, whether the weapons were used during the course of criminal activity or not. As former prosecutors, our attorneys thoroughly understand the arguments prosecutors and police use to confiscate firearms and other weapons. We use this insight to effectively negotiate criminal matters and to attempt to secure the return of the firearms to you.

Options for First-Time Criminal Offenders

If you are a first time criminal offender, you may qualify for New Jersey's Pre-trial Intervention Program (PTI). This diversion program acts as a period of probation, after which charges are dismissed (assuming full compliance with the terms and conditions of the PTI program). Learn more about this alternative to prison by contacting our firm.

Contact Our Bergen County Law Firm

If you have been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, failing to register a firearm, or another gun charge, contact Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC today. Call us at (201) 574-7919.

Our attorney represents clients with weapons charges or gun violations in Northern and Central New Jersey. Areas such as Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Union County, Morris County, Middlesex County, Hackensack, Paterson, Passaic, Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth, Morristown, Union City, Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Wood-Ridge and Wyckoff.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

Reviews & Testimonials

At Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "The best lawyer I could have ever asked for"

    The best attorney I have ever met in my life. I was facing four felony gun charges and ended up paying a $100 fine with a ...

    - Patrick
    "An outstanding lawyer who I will always recommend to my family and friends."

    He handled my case effectively. An outstanding lawyer who I will always recommend to my family and friends. He displays a lot ...

    - Recent Client
    "TRUST me and go to him if you need anything, he won't let you down"

    My experience was beyond amazing. I always thought going through the court process and finding a lawyer would be the hardest ...

    - Recent Client
    ""the superior court judge issued a written order reversing the municipal court's guilty decision""

    Our son was arrested and charged with DUI in early December of 2015. We got a lawyer who helped us gather evidence (arrest ...

    - Anonymous Client
    "You and your staff were exemplary in your efforts and performance."

    Dear Joseph: I wish to thank you and the staff for all of your efforts, professional knowledge and timeliness in performing ...

    - Criminal Client
    "Outstanding Legal Professional"

    As a Case Management Consultant, I have referred a number of clients to Mr. Donahue over the years. He is an outstanding ...

    - Advocacy Support Network LLC
    "restored my faith in lawyers"

    Mr. Donahue defended me in DWI,it would have been my 3rd.I would have lost DL for ten years and 180 days in jail. I would ...

    - Ken
    "Outstanding Litigator"

    I am a legal consultant who works with many of the top criminal defense lawyers primarily in Northern and Central New Jersey. ...

    - Client
Our Trial-Tested Approach

We always strive to put our clients in the best position possible, so our immediate goal is to obtain a case dismissal or acquittal. If this cannot be done, we seek to minimize the consequences by all legal means possible, perhaps by pursuing a plea agreement, which could include alternate sentencing that improves the impact on our client’s record. Our Bergen County criminal defense attorney is a resolute advocate who never hesitates to take a case to trial if it is in the best interests of our client. No matter how complex your charges may be, we have the proven expertise and passion to help you achieve a positive outcome. Discover how we can help you today.