Trenton Man Charged with Weapons Offenses in New Jersey Shooting Incident
A Trenton man faces charges that he fled the scene of a shooting and tried to get rid of the gun.
According to police, the man ran away from the scene on foot and threw a gun onto the street. Police say they have body camera footage that shows the man running away and attempting to dispose of the gun. They also claimed to have found car keys in the man’s pocket that belonged to a white Cadillac, which was similar to a vehicle that had been described as being involved in an earlier shooting.
Although New Jersey’s recent bail reforms have made it easier for many individuals to obtain release from jail prior to trial, in this case, the judge decided to detain the man in jail before trial. The judge acknowledged an argument from the man’s attorney that he was working to “turn his life around” after previous conflicts with the juvenile justice system. However, the judge felt that the safety of the community was the primary consideration.
Weapons-related charges in New Jersey are serious, as are the penalties a person faces if they are convicted. For instance, a conviction of unlawful possession of a gun may include up to ten years in prison, as well as other potential penalties like supervised release or fines. Even a lesser conviction can have serious and long-term impacts on your ability to maintain financial stability, work, or maintain trusting relationships with friends and family.
The best response to any weapons charge is a proactive one. An experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer like Jill R. Cohen will work to protect your legal rights, preserve evidence that could demonstrate your innocence, and fight to establish reasonable doubt. Contact criminal defense attorney Jill R. Cohen today by calling 856-242-7177 to schedule a consultation.
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