New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps Clients Avoid Conviction and Incarceration

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A New Jersey criminal Defense Lawyer represents clients charged with petty disorderly persons offenses, disorderly persons offenses, fourth degree crimes, third degree crimes, second degree crimes and first degree crimes.

The following are the most common criminal charges that a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer helps clients defend in New Jersey Criminal County Courts including Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Mercer County, Somerset County, Essex County, Union County, and Hudson County:

N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1; New Jersey criminal attempt indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2; New Jersey criminal conspiracy indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:5-6; New Jersey Motor Vehicle Master Keys indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:11-2; New Jersey Criminal Homicide indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1; New Jersey criminal assault complaints and indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1; New Jersey Hit and Run indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.2; New Jersey Endangering an Injured Person Indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:12-2; New Jersey Recklessly Endangering Another Person Indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3; New Jersey Terroristic Threats indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10; New Jersey Stalking indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11; New Jersey Disarming Law Enforcement Officer indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1; New Jersey criminal kidnapping indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2; New Jersey Criminal Restraint indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:13-4; New Jersey Interference with Custody of a Minor Child indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:13-5; New Jersey Criminal Coercion indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6; New Jersey Luring Child indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2; New Jersey Aggravated Sexual Assault indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(c); New Jersey Sexual Assault indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3; New Jersey criminal sexual contact indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1; New Jersey Robbery indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2; New Jersey carjacking indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-16, 17 & 18; New Jersey automobile theft related indictments ;

N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1; New Jersey arson indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2; New Jersey criminal burglary indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20 & 21; New Jersey Criminal Theft indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-2.1; New Jersey Motor Vehicle Theft indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3; New Jersey theft by unlawful taking or disposition indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4; New Jersey criminal theft by deception indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-5; New Jersey theft by extortion indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-6; New Jersey theft of lost property or property mislaid or delivered by mistake indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7; New Jersey Receiving stolen property indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7.1; New Jersey criminal fencing indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-8; New Jersey theft of services indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-9; New Jersey misappropriation of property indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1; New Jersey Criminal Forgery indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:25-1; New Jersey Domestic Violence complaints and indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3; New Jersey Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:30-2; New Jersey Official Misconduct indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3; New Jersey Leader of Narcotic Trafficking Network indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4; New Jersey Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Facility indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5; New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substance indictments;

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10; New Jersey Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance indictments;

The following are the most common offenses that a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer helps clients defend in New Jersey municipal Courts including East Brunswick, New Brunswick, Woodbridge, Edison, Old Bridge, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, South River, Monroe and Sayreville:

N.J.S.A. 2C:5-5; New Jersey Burglar Tools possession complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3; New Jersey False Imprisonment complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4; New Jersey Lewdness complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3; New Jersey Criminal Mischief complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3; New Jersey Criminal Trespass complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-10; New Jersey criminal joy riding complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11; New Jersey Shoplifting complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:21-5; New Jersey Bad Check complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2; New Jersey Resisting Arrest complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2; New Jersey Disorderly Conduct complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2.1; New Jersey loitering for cds complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4; New Jersey Harassment complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15; New Jersey underage alcohol possession complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4); New Jersey Marijuana Possession complaints;

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(b); New Jersey Under the Influence of Controlled Dangerous Substance;

N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2; New Jersey Drug Paraphernalia Possession complaints;

The following are links to the most common defenses to criminal charges most often employed by a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer:

New Jersey Consent Defense;

New Jersey De Minimis Infractions Defense;

New Jersey Double Jeopardy Defense;

New Jersey Duress Defense;

New Jersey Entrapment Defense;

New Jersey Ignorance Mistake Defense;

New Jersey Insanity Defense;

New Jersey Intoxication Defense;

New Jersey Statute of Limitations;

New Jersey Self Defense;

The following are links to important criminal law topics with which a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer has extensive familiarity:

New Jersey Bail;

New Jersey Criminal Procedure;

New Jersey Expungement;

New Jersey Legal Standards;

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Stop;

New Jersey Pre Trial Intervention - PTI;

New Jersey Police Investigations;

New Jersey Search and Seizure Laws;

The following are links to the most frequently asked questions of a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer:

Should I Plea Bargain or Go to Trial?

Why Hire a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney?

What Are My New Jersey Constitutional Rights?

If you have any questions about a pending charge in New Jersey, click here to contact a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses are not crimes.

Hence, one is not entitled to indictment by grand jury or a jury trial, although one could receive a six month jail sentence and $1,000.00 for a disorderly persons offense and a thirty day jail sentence and $500.00 fine for a petty disorderly persons conviction.

Certain consequence may result from disorderly persons convictions such as loss of license - especially from a controlled dangerous substance offense - loss of public office and loss of presumption against incarceration for a second, third or subsequent offense.

First, second, third and fourth degree offenses are crimes that give rise to disabilities and legal disadvantages after a conviction.

These disabilities and legal disadvantages include loss of voting rights and loss of right to serve as a juror.

First degree offenses include the most serious offenses and carry the greatest maximum sentences and fines.

Generally, a first degree conviction carries a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years and a maximum fine of $200,000.00.

A second degree conviction carries a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years and a maximum fine of $150,000.00.

A third degree conviction maximum term of imprisonment is five years and a fine of $15,000.00.

Finally, the maximum term of imprisonment for a conviction of a fourth degree offense is eighteen months and a maximum fine of $10,000.00.

A common question posed to a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer is whether or not New Jersey has felonies and misdemeanors.

New Jersey follows a different system of indictable - what may be considered felonies in other states - and non-indictable - what may be considered misdemeanors in other states.

First, second, third and fourth degree offenses are indictable while disorderly persons, petty disorderly persons and municipal ordinances are non-indictable.

If you have any questions about a pending charge in New Jersey, click here to contact a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.