4 indicted on multiple weapons charges in New Jersey
Police say that four people who are believed to be part of the Hells Angels have been indicted on a variety of charges. The charges stem from an incident that took place in August 2015 at a restaurant on Route 22 in Clinton Township. At that time, authorities say that law enforcement officials saw several people loading knives, machetes and other weapons into the trunk of a Chevy Malibu.
In addition, these individuals were also thought to be carrying concealed weapons. The observations led to a traffic stop during which the four were taken into custody. They were charged with unlawful possession of firearms, unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon. Furthermore, they face a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Anyone who is part of a criminal investigation or is facing criminal charges may wish to consult with an attorney. An attorney may be able to create a defense against such charges that may result in an acquittal at trial or a resolution of the case before a trial begins. In some cases, a plea bargain may be agreed to, which may reduce or eliminate some or all penalties that an individual may face.
It may be possible to argue that an individual owned a gun or knife without intending to use it to harm others. Other defenses may include casting doubt on witness testimony or other evidence used to justify the charges. In some cases, it may be possible to argue that the evidence used against a defendant was obtained improperly. For instance, if an individual was not read his or her rights or made a confession without the presence of an attorney, that evidence may be concealed.