Call Us for a Free Consultation Today (732) 863-5050
Jason Volet Criminal Defense Lawyer nj banner

New Jersey's Criminal Defense Attorney

Let us help you prove your innocence.

Possessing a Firearm or Other Weapon in the Course of Committing a Drug Offense


Possessing a Firearm or Other Weapon in the Course of Committing a Drug Offense

Throughout the years, the New Jersey Legislature has shown very little tolerance for those charged with possessing a firearm or other weapons while in the course of committing certain drug offenses. Any person who has in his possession any firearm while in the course of committing, attempting to commit, or conspiring to commit a crime involving certain drug offenses (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3; 2C: 35-4; 2C:35-5; 2C:35-5.2; 2C:35-5.3; 2C:35-6; 2C:35-7; 2C:35-7.1; 2C:35-11; or 2C:16-1) is guilty of a crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1(a). Moreover, any person who has in his possession any weapon, except a firearm, with the purpose use it unlawfully against the person or property of another, or under circumstances not manifestly appropriate for such lawful uses as the weapon may have, while in the course of committing, attempting to commit, or conspiring to commit a crime involving certain drug offenses (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3; 2C: 35-4; 2C:35-5; 2C:35-5.2; 2C:35-5.3; 2C:35-6; 2C:35-7; 2C:35-7.1; 2C:35-11; or 2C:16-1) is guilty of a crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1(b) and (c).

In fact, being caught with weapons when committing these certain drug offenses exposes you to a second degree crime. This carries a presumptive state prison sentence of between five and ten years. This sentence must also run consecutively to the underlying drug charge. This potentially exposes you to years in prison, years from your family. This office is experienced in representing clients charges with drug and gun offenses. Let us help you.

This informational blog post was brought to you by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.

  • Share this on Google+
  • Share this on Linkedin
  • Show more share options

Associations & Awards

  • New York State Bar Association NYSBA logo
  • American Bar Association ABA logo defending liberty persuing justice
  • Criminal Lawyer New Jersey State Bar Association Logo
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Defense Attorney logo
  • Avvo Rating Superb Top Attorney Criminal Defense NJ
Law Office of Jason A. Volet Criminal Defense Lawyer Logo
Get in Touch Today (732) 863-5050

two Locations to Meet You

Freehold Office
Neptune Office
Simple Share Buttons