Filing an appeal if you are denied a gun permit in New Jersey
For years, some attorneys have been offering my services to help people obtain gun permits in New Jersey. Unfortunately, a lot of people still don't know that this assistance is available. As a result, many people still get denied a gun permit. The reasons are endless but unless there is a restraining order that cannot be removed or a felony charge that cannot be expunged, an attorney can help almost anyone appeal their gun permit denial.
Responding to the denial letterWhen you are denied a gun permit, you will be mailed a denial letter. This letter will give you instructions on how to file the appeal. Sometimes, the police will give you a heads up that you will be denied. If this occurs, there is no reason to wait to hire a lawyer. I suggest getting one right away because you will want to give your lawyer as much time as possible to work on the case. An appeal letter must be sent to the superior court in the county you live in. Please note that you only have 30 days to file the appeal so its important to move quickly.
Before the court dateA court date will be set and discovery should be sent to you prior to the court date. Your lawyer will likely draft a legal brief that addresses that factual and legal issues in the appeal. Sometimes, this leads to your lawyer and the prosecutor working out the case out of court. This is how about half of my cases resolve. If the case cannot be resolved out of court, it will proceed to trial.
The TrialEvery judge has his or her own way of conducting these trials. Furthermore, how your trial unfolds will be dictated by the denial itself. Some of them are pretty quick while others are fairly involved. Regardless, it is important that your lawyer be experienced and prepared. When you have such a lawyer, these cases can be won and your Second Amendment rights can remain intact.