Attorney Evan Nappen fights back against Sheriff; defends client charged with gun possession

Attorney Evan Nappen fights back against Sheriff; defends client charged with gun possession

Gordon Van Gilder, the 72 year old teacher charged with gun possession in Cumberland County has been the target of a smear campaign according to his attorney Evan Nappen. Besides the age of Mr. Van Gilder, the big issue with this case is that the gun at issue is a 300 year old flintlock pistol.

Sheriff Robert Austino recently said that Van Gilder was pulled over because he was in a known drug area. Van Gilder told the officer about the gun right away. Sheriff Austino claims that Van Gilder admitted to being in the area to buy drugs but Nappen denies the claim. Nappen also pointed out that his client was not charged with any drug offenses although the driver of the car was.

This case has further illustrates why New Jersey’s gun laws have gone too far. Hopefully the law changes soon.

If you have been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon in any court in New Jersey, call our team of tough, smart lawyers today to discuss your case.

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Posted on February 23, 2015, in News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Attorney Evan Nappen fights back against Sheriff; defends client charged with gun possession.

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