Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law and litigation topics. Appointments can be scheduled at 732-572-0500. He is author of the ABA's book "Criminal Law Forms".
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Certain persons not to have weapons (a) Fourth degree (b) Second degree. 2C:39-7

New Jersey Immigration Consequences of conviction of criminal offense.

Degree of Intent Degree of Harm Other Abbreviations
K=knowing(ly) BI=bodily injury CDS=controlled dangerous substance
P=purpose(ly) SBI=serious bodily injury DW=deadly weapon
N=negligent(ly) MV=motor vehicle

Aggravated Felony (AF)?
Crime Involving
Moral Turpitude
Other Grounds:
Controlled Substance
Offense (CSO)
Crime Against Children
Crime of Dom. Viol., Etc.
Firearm Offense (FO)

Certain persons not to have weapons
(a) Fourth degree (b) Second degree. 2C:39-7

If record of conviction establishes an
offense akin to one described in 18
U.S.C. § 922 (g)(1), (2), (3), (4), or
(5), (j), (n), (o), (p), or (r), 18 U.S.C.
§ 924 (b) or (h), or 26 U.S.C. §
5861, conviction would probably be
deemed a "firearm offense" AF. If
sentenced to a term of imprisonment
of at least one year, might also be
deemed a "crime of violence" AF.
See note on New Jersey 4th degree
offenses and “crimes of violence” at
end of chart.
Because no intent to
use the weapon
required, would
probably NOT be
considered a CIMT.
Would probably be
considered a FO if record of
conviction establishes that
offense involved a firearm or
destructive device (as defined
in 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)).

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