Contact Our Mays Landing Office in Hamilton Township for a Free Consultation With One Of Our Former Prosecutors & Highly Skilled Criminal Attorneys
Although Mays Landing is only an unincorporated community in Hamilton Township New Jersey, it happens to be the location of the Atlantic County Criminal Court. This is the place where every first, second, third or fourth degree crime is heard, as well as the location of initial appearances for those who have been detained by the police. We assume that you are in need of a criminal lawyer because you or a loved one was arrested and charged in Hamilton, Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, Galloway or another one of our twenty-three (23) municipalities and must appear at the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse. You have landed in the right place as the criminal attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are well equipped to serve you.
Whether you are facing allegations of possession or distribution of drugs/CDS, aggravated assault, burglary, an illegal handgun, eluding, sexual assault or another criminal offense, the accomplished lawyers at our firm can help you. Our team includes nine criminal litigators, seven of whom are former prosecutors who have served as directors in major crime, gangs, guns and drugs task force, juvenile division, and other supervisory roles. The experience of our Atlantic County Criminal Attorneys spans well over 150 years. If you would like the opportunity of speaking to a Mays Landing criminal defense lawyer with the skills and know-how to successfully defend your charges, contact our local Mays Landing office.
Choosing The Right Attorneys To Defend Your First, Second, Third Or Fourth Degree Criminal Charge Is Essential To Protecting Your Future
In New Jersey, violations of the criminal code can result in a disorderly persons offense that falls under the jurisdiction of a local municipal court or an indictable crime that can only be resolved at the county court where juries may be empaneled. If you are facing a criminal offense that falls in the latter category and it arose in Atlantic County, your case will be litigated in Mays Landing at the Justice Complex. A plea of guilty or conviction at trial carries serious ramifications that warrant your selecting the very best attorney you can find. Failure to avoid a negative outcome exposes you to penalties that include:
- First Degree Crime. A first degree crime like leader of a drug trafficking network, distribution of more than 5 ounces of heroin or cocaine, aggravated assault assault or money laundering carries a decades in prison, typically 10-20 years and hundreds of thousands in potential fines.
- Second Degree Crime. If you are convicted of a second degree crime like aggravated assault, distributing CDS in a public park, sexual assault, robbery or unlawful possession of a firearm/handgun results in 5-10 years in prison and a fine that can reach $150,000.
- Third Degree Crime. A charge such as burglary, shoplifting, terroristic threat, possession of lsd, mdma or ecstasy or another third degree crime triggers up to 5 years in prison and a maximum fine of at least $15,000.
- Fourth Degree Crime. It is a fourth degree crime to possess over 50 grams of marijuana, resist arrest, shoplifting at least $200 but less than $500 in merchandise, violate a restraining order (a.k.a. contempt) or possess a prohibited weapon. You are exposed to up to 18 months in prison and a fine that can reach $10,000 if you are convicted of a fourth degree crime.
Hiring the right attorney to defend your charges at the Atlantic County Superior Court in Mays Landing is probably your biggest tool in eliminating or minimizing the risk exposure associated with a third degree, second degree or other indictable offense.
Why Choose Our Lawyers To Defend Your Atlantic County Criminal Charge?
There honestly is no substitute for skill and experience when it comes to achieving the very best result in an Atlantic County criminal case. Here at the Marshall Law Firm, we offer representation from a staff of litigators that have handled thousands of charges with success over the last three decades. It also helps that our lawyers have experience serving as prosecutors at the highest levels. We also employ certified criminal trial attorneys. All of these credentials add up to a powerful organization that is equipped to ensure that you reach the most favorable outcome to your Atlantic County felony criminal charge.
Criminal Defense Firm in Mays Landing New Jersey
If you were charged with a criminal offense in Atlantic County that is pending at the Superior Court in Mays Landing New Jersey, our firm is well situated to represent you. We not only have experience that is extremely rare in the state but also have a criminal defense office on Main Street in Mays Landing, just 2 miles down the road from the Atlantic County Criminal Courts Complex. This unique combination of factors provides our attorneys and firm with the qualities needed to fully protect you. To speak to one of the lawyers at our office immediately in a free consultation, call (609) 616-0020. An attorney is available 24/7 to provide assistance.
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