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NJ Violent Crimes

By Spodek Law Group | May 23, 2023
(Last Updated On: May 23, 2023)

Last Updated on: 23rd May 2023, 11:38 am

Protect Your Freedom With an NJ Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for a violent crime, you are now in a battle for your freedom. Consult with an NJ violent crimes defense lawyer immediately. Most lawyers offer potential clients free consultations to help them better understand the charges and potential consequences. Take advantage of this invaluable opportunity because your liberty is at stake.

Is a Violent Crime a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

Violent crimes in New Jersey may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The nature and severity of the crime determine which category it falls into. For example, a simple assault may escalate to an aggravated assault if a weapon is used during the attack.

A misdemeanor is the less serious of the two, carrying a potential jail sentence of up to 11-months, 29-days, as well as penalties such as fines and court-ordered anger management classes. A felony carries a prison term greater than one year, as well as the same fines and additional penalties.

How to Win Your Case in Court

With an NJ violent crimes lawyer on your side, you may be able to get your case thrown out of court. Your lawyer will analyze every detail and look for any technicalities or discrepancies in the information to help you avoid prosecution. If that’s not possible, your attorney will immediately begin building a strong defense for your case.

Defendants who come to court accompanied by a skilled lawyer are more likely to receive less severe sentences when convicted compared to those who appear in court without representation.

Understandably, after an arrest for a violent crime, you are likely to be frightened and apprehensive. So much hangs in the balance now, including your freedom. This anxiety only intensifies when you consider that judges in New Jersey tend to impose stricter sentences on those convicted of violent crimes. They believe that everyone deserves to live safely in their communities, operate businesses, and raise families. Violent crimes threaten that opportunity. Expect a harsh sentence if you are convicted in court without an attorney present to defend you.

Types of Violent Crime in New Jersey

New Jersey officials may charge an individual with any number of violent crimes, including:

– Domestic violence – Assault
– Aggravated assault – Terroristic threats
– Carjacking – Burglary/Armed robbery
– Stalking – Carjacking
– Violation of restraining orders – Manslaughter/Homicide

The violent crimes listed above are not always as clear-cut as they might seem. Perhaps you acted in self-defense against another person, or maybe a situation got out of hand. An expert lawyer can help find the best defense strategy, reducing the risk of a conviction. And, as mentioned earlier, if you are convicted, the penalty is usually less severe when an attorney has negotiated an agreement with the prosecution team.

Why Hire a Violent Crime Defense Lawyer?

We often assume the judicial system guarantees fair treatment during a court proceeding, but that is not always the case. All too frequently, we hear of individuals wrongfully convicted and even claims of mistreatment by judges and others. The chances of receiving fair treatment in the courtroom diminish rapidly if you don’t have a knowledgeable attorney handling your case.

Don’t risk finding out the hard way. Seek the help of a skilled lawyer who can represent you in court and safeguard your rights throughout the process. Additional benefits a criminal attorney brings to your violent crime defense include:

  • Peace of Mind: The worry and fear that accompany a violent crime charge can make it challenging to sleep at night. Having an attorney on your case can alleviate those concerns, allowing you to rest easier. Lawyers fight tirelessly for their clients’ best interests, striving to preserve their freedom and good name following a violent crime charge.
  • Preserve Your Good Name: When attorneys represent your case, they aim for the best possible outcome. They understand the gravity of the situation – your life and liberty hang in the balance. Lawyers work diligently to defend and protect your reputation.
  • Legal Knowledge: Lawyers spend years in law school for a reason – they have a deep understanding of often complex laws that most people don’t. This legal expertise is crucial when appearing before a judge. Without it, facing the court can quickly become a nightmare.

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