Indictable Offenses & Charges in New Jersey

New Jersey Indictable Criminal Charges

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A category of crimes that can have a particularly significant effect on a persons life are indictable offenses. Charges of this nature require the experience of a seasoned attorney. If you were arrested on allegations of an indictable offense, the defense lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have the know-how and expertise you need. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are the subject of an indictable charge in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Hudson County, Morris County, Union County, Mercer County or elsewhere in NJ.

Grand Jury Presentation

When a criminal complaint alleges a first-degree, second-degree, third-degree or fourth-degree crime, the offense is indictable in nature. What this means is that a defendant possesses an absolute right to have his or her charge presented to a grand jury when they have been issued a criminal complaint for this type of charge. A grand jury is a panel of 23 citizens. They decide whether there is sufficient evidence for the state to prosecute an individual for a particular indictable offense.

Experienced & Aggressive Defense Attorneys

With 60 plus years handling indictable charges, including over two decades serving as prosecutors, our lawyers have handled hundreds of Superior Court cases. This experience translates into a thorough understanding of the court system and law. It also affords us the wisdom to know when a case should be aggressively defended through trial or finessed in order to arrive at the absolute best outcome for our client. We handle a wide variety of crimes to which an individual may be indicted including:

Penalties for Indictable Offenses

Grading of indictable charges is by “degree,” with first-degree crimes being the most serious and fourth-degree crimes being the least. The fines and jail exposure escalates with the seriousness of the related criminal charges. A first-degree crime carries 10-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $200,000. A second or third-degree charge involves jail of 5-10 years and 0-5 years, and fines of $150,000 and $15,000, respectively. A fourth-degree crime has a jail range of 0 to 18 months and a fine that can reach up to $10,000.

Do not rely on guess work with your future— speak to an attorney without obligation now at 1-877-450-8301 about your Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Union County, Ocean County, Morris County, Hudson County, Essex County, Mercer County or Burlington County case. A lawyer will address your concerns and provide you with appropriate guidance you need to avoid conviction.