Weapons Offenses: Defending Your Rights And Liberties

If you or someone you care about has been accused of a gun crime, understanding your rights and options is critical. Putting a defense lawyer in your corner who has been successful in weapons cases should be your first step.

I am Michael Policastro, and my record speaks for itself. I have experience defending people against weapons charges and charges of violent offenses in the state and federal courts, winning several not-guilty verdicts in recent years alone.

Based in Middlesex County, New Jersey, I handle federal cases statewide. Call 732-400-5161 now to talk to me about your options during a free, no-obligation consultation.

What Are Your Defense Options?

New Jersey is tough on people facing weapons violations. In fact, we are one of the toughest states for weapons trafficking — you can be charged simply for driving into the state with a weapon that is licensed and registered in another state.

As a skilled trial attorney, I defend people against a wide variety of weapons offenses, including trafficking, unlawful possession, possession of a firearm for illegal purposes and illegal purchase or sale of a weapon. The best defense strategy will hinge on the specific circumstances of your case.

Weapons charges typically stem from traffic stops and police searches. You might find yourself facing a weapons offense charge after a drug investigation. The first thing I will do is look for search and seizure violations — if the police violated your rights during the investigation, the evidence should be dropped. Period.

Don't let a price tag prevent you from protecting your rights. I offer payment plans and will do my best to work within your budget.

New Jersey has made it easier for the police to execute searches. Police generally don't need an emergency; they only need suspicion and this makes no-warrant searches very common. Nonetheless, I will exhaust all avenues in efforts to achieve the best possible result for you, including:

  • Seeking to have evidence excluded
  • Getting the charges dismissed
  • Negotiating a favorable plea deal that limits consequences
  • Fighting for an acquittal at trial

Call Now For A Free Case Review Of Your Weapons Offense Case

The attorney you choose can make a difference in the outcome of your case. I encourage you not to hire me based on the information on this website — you need to ensure you put someone you trust in your corner. Give me a call at 732-400-5161 or send me an email so that we can sit together and discuss your case and how I can help. Evening, weekend and jail visits are available. Se habla español.