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Ghost gun case leads to multiple charges

On Behalf of | Nov 5, 2021 | Criminal Defense

If you’ve never heard of a ghost gun, then it may be a good time to understand what this is and how it could get you into trouble with the law.

In a report from Oct. 30, it was stated that New Jersey and Pennsylvania are working together in a ghost gun case. The case revolves around a man who is accused of purchasing kits to make ghost guns, which are guns that cannot be traced. He allegedly purchased them at an exhibition in Pennsylvania and took them to his home in New Jersey.

Now, that man is facing charges including third-degree purchasing firearm parts to manufacture untraceable firearms, second-degree unlawful possession of an assault firearm and others. 

What exactly is a ghost gun?

Ghost guns are any firearms that are made without serial numbers. Without serial numbers, it’s not possible for authorities to track them. It is illegal to bring ghost guns into the state of New Jersey.

The charges for possessing a ghost gun are serious. In this single case alone, the man and his girlfriend face multiple charges. Those charges could result in heavy fines, time in jail or prison and a lasting mark on their criminal records. 

What should you do if you’re accused of possessing a ghost gun?

Mistakes are made. If you purchased a weapon that didn’t have a serial number and took it to New Jersey or were caught with a weapon that had its serial number removed, you should look into creating a strong defense. Gun charges could lead to several major penalties and significant changes in your life.