The legal team at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall cherishes the principle that every defendant has a constitutional right to a robust defense. We also believe strongly that the prosecution must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt before a guilty verdict is possible. We question the facts at every turn, and our firm has the resources to make sure we explore every potential defense strategy.
If you need an experienced and aggressive team of criminal defense attorneys in Burlington County, contact our law office today.
EXPERIENCED N.J. DEFENSE ATTORNEYS WITH LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
Many people we see from Edgewater Park, Lumberton, Maple Shade, Medford, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, and other townships, cities, and boroughs in Burlington County are having their first encounter with the N.J. courts when they meet us. This can be a confusing and scary experience, so we take the time to sit down with prospective clients and explain how New Jersey’s criminal court system works and why it is crucial to have knowledgeable representation.
Each defense strategy we develop draws upon our attorneys’ combined 100 years of experience with New Jersey criminal law. Our Burlington criminal defense attorneys understand when and how to contact prosecutors to discuss a case. New Jersey law can allow a prosecutor to downgrade charges or recommend a lighter sentence, especially in circumstances where the defendant is a first-time offender, is someone who deserves help instead of incarceration, or if the facts warrant such a move.
More notably, Burlington County prosecutors have worked with our law firm and our attorneys, and they know we will do everything we can for our clients. They understand our intentions because they have seen us at work here in Mount Holly, Burlington, and other Burlington County municipalities, in Superior Court in Trenton, and in other New Jersey municipal courtrooms.
As your defense attorneys, we are focused on obtaining the best outcome for you. As we design your defense, we will ensure that you understand your case status and any long-term considerations. When appropriate, we also will discuss with you the benefits and drawbacks of a plea bargain or such programs as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI), Drug Court, or Conditional Discharge probation.
WE ARE BURLINGTON DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
In this community a short distance from Philadelphia and Trenton, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall serve residents throughout Burlington County who need legal representation against various degrees of criminal charges. Our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge developed over decades spent in New Jersey courtrooms, plus the local resources and perspective needed to represent our clients effectively.
In New Jersey, minor legal violations are called “petty disorderly persons offenses” or “disorderly persons offenses” and are heard by municipal court judges. More serious charges are “indicatable offenses” handled in the local county superior court. Federal cases are heard in the courtrooms of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Camden, Trenton, and Newark.
BURLINGTON COUNTY COURTS
New Jersey’s municipal courts have a limited jurisdiction, meaning they handle minor criminal offenses, municipal ordinance offenses, motor vehicle and parking tickets, and certain regulatory body offenses. Serious criminal charges such as assault may be filed in municipal court but will be transferred to superior court.