NJ Firearms Purchaser Identification Card Denied For NY Charges
- March 9, 2015
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George Winston was denied a New Jersey firearms purchaser identification (FPI) card in 2011 as a result of convictions in New York of attempted assault in 1974 and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in 1989. The Clifton, New Jersey Chief of Police denied Winston an FPI card in spite of “certificates of relief from disabilities” for the prior New York convictions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3c(1). In the Matter of the Denial of the Application of Winston the Superior Court- Law Division, Passaic County judge heard testimony from Winston and others as well as a Clifton detective undertaking the background search with regard to the application. The Clifton detective indicated that Winston’s background also included domestic violence charges, a driving under the influence (DUI) charge and disputes with neighbors on more than one occasion. The Law Division judge found that the New York certificates of relief were not entitled to the Full Faith and Credit Clause as they were not equivalent to a New Jersey expungement under New York law but rather they remove certain bars to employment under New York law. If you are seeking a permit to obtain a firearm, you should seek an experienced attorney to assist you in your matter. If you are caught illegally carrying firearms the penalties can be severe making it well worth the effort to seek a permit to carry legally. For more information about gun or weapon possession, possession of weapons during a drug related offense, armed robbery, possession of a handgun without a permit, use or possession of a gun in the commission of a crime, illegal weapons, unlawful possession of a weapon or possession of a weapon while on parole or probation visit HeatherDarlingLawyer.com. This blog is for informational purposes and not intended to replace the advice of an attorney.