Millville, NJ asked in Constitutional Law for New Jersey

Q: If someone says I pulled a gun on them an it's on video that I didn't the cops arrested me and impound my car what to do

I did have a bb gun and told the kids harassing me that I had a gun but nvr showed it just wanted them to leave me alone I was arrested and charged for fararm charge also it's been 3 days

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In your situation, the first step is to seek legal representation immediately. Being charged with a firearm-related offense is serious, and an attorney can help you navigate the legal process.

Since you mentioned that there is video evidence showing that you did not pull a gun, this evidence could be crucial in your defense. Make sure your attorney is aware of this video and any other evidence that supports your version of events.

Your attorney will also address the issue of the BB gun. While you did not show it, claiming to have a gun can sometimes lead to legal complications, depending on the context and how the law interprets such actions.

It's also important to discuss the circumstances leading to your arrest and the impounding of your car. Your attorney can advise on the best approach to potentially recover your vehicle and deal with the charges against you.

Remember to communicate openly with your lawyer about all the details of the incident. They will provide guidance on what to say and do, especially if the case goes to court.

Given the complexity of firearm laws and the seriousness of the charges, having legal support is critical. An attorney will work to protect your rights and aim for the best possible outcome based on the facts of your case.

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