Forfeiture of Weapons in Restraining Order Cases New Jersey
Restraining Order Lawyers with offices in Newark, NJ
When a temporary restraining order (TRO) is filed in NJ, the police will seize any and all weapons that the defendant has in their possession and their home. If a final restraining order (FRO) is ultimately issued, then the defendant will be prohibited from possessing those weapons permanently. And, even if the TRO is dropped or dismissed by the Judge, the defendant does not automatically get his or her weapons back. That is up to the County prosecutor’s office in the county in which the restraining order was filed.
If you or a loved one is a facing a permanent restraining order in NJ, the Tormey Law Firm can help. Our experienced restraining order defense lawyers have literally handled hundreds of restraining order cases in almost every county in the State of NJ with great results including in Clifton, Wayne, Passaic City, and Little Falls. It is imperative that you protect your rights and avoid this black mark on your permanent record.
In fact, one of the attorneys at the firm, John Graves, used to work for the firearms forfeiture unit in the Morris County Prosecutor’s office. Now, he represents our clients who are fighting a weapons forfeiture proceeding in New Jersey.
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Mandatory Weapons Forfeiture in NJ Restraining Order Cases
If a temporary restraining order (TRO) has been filed against you, you are not allowed to possess firearms according to NJ law. As a result, you must turn over all firearms to law enforcement once you have been served with the restraining order. Now, if the temporary restraining order (TRO) becomes a permanent or final restraining order (FRO), then you are prohibited from possessing firearms permanently (or until the FRO is vacated or dismissed in the future). However, if the temporary restraining order (TRO) is dismissed (either voluntarily or after a trial in court), it does not mean that you automatically get your firearms returned to you. The county prosecutor’s office may still attempt to have your firearms forfeited. As a result, it is imperative that you contact an experienced restraining order lawyer not only to make sure the TRO is dismissed but also to fight for your rights to possess firearms and deal with the State of NJ on that issue.
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