On September 24, 2014, the Attorney General’s office issued a new guideline for out of state residents who are arrested in NJ on a gun possession offense.
This new guideline seeks to clarify how out of state residents who lawfully own a gun and travel through New Jersey should be treated. The guideline suggests that Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) can be extended to such offenders.
The new guideline comes in the wake of Shaneen Allen, a single-mom from Pennsylvania who was charged in Atlantic County for the possession of her handgun while traveling through New Jersey. She was originally facing 3 to 5 years in jail.
If you are charged with a crime in New Jersey, there are many factors to be weighed before you are accepted into PTI. It is important to discuss the facts of your case with an attorney.
Call (201) 343-4622 for a free consultation with Jason T. Komninos, Esq.