Felony Offenses

Felony Charges in New Jersey

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A felony conviction can have an overwhelming effect on an individual’s future. If you or a loved one has been arrested or indicted for an offense of the first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree, you need assistance from a qualified defense attorney. The lawyers at our law firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are highly experienced in handling felony offenses. Our staff includes four criminal attorneys, two of which are former prosecutors, and another with over 30 years litigating cases in the state. We defend felony matters throughout NJ including Middlesex County, Union County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Mercer County, Essex County, Hudson County, and Morris County. A lawyer is available now to help you with your case at 1-877-450-8301.

What is a Felony Offense?

The term “felony” generally refers to a charge involving potential imprisonment of at least one year. No where in the NJ criminal code will you see, however, a charge being referred to as a felony or misdemeanor. The law, instead, uses “crime” or “offense” to describe violations. Indictable offenses of any degree are “crimes” and felonies as they carry minimum jail exposure of 18 months. There are four categories of felony offenses:

  1. Crimes of the first degree;
  2. Crimes of the second degree;
  3. Crimes of the third degree; and
  4. Crimes of the fourth degree.

A disorderly persons offense (including petty) is not a felony as the maximum jail time upon conviction is six (6) months.

Skilled Defense Attorneys

We have been defending felony cases for decades and would be happy to put our experience to work for you. Contact us to speak to a lawyer anytime 24/7 about your case in Union County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Hudson County, Morris County, or Essex County. One of our lawyers can help you immediately at 1-877-450-8301.