If you have been summoned to appear in Hunterdon County Superior Court in connection with a complaint for a criminal offense, you are most likely facing charges for an indictable felony, which may be classified as a first, second, third, or fourth degree crime. These offenses can range from burglary, to terroristic threats, to possession of heroin, and may entail penalties ranging from 18 months to life in New Jersey State Prison. Once these charges are filed, your case is transferred to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office for review, after which it may be downgraded, diverted, dismissed, or presented to a grand jury at Hunterdon County Superior Court for an indictment.
Your Pre-Indictment Conference is likely your first appearance in Superior Court, before the evidence is presented to a 23-person panel that is tasked with deciding if sufficient evidence exists to formally charge you. If they do so, your case will either be resolved through a negotiated plea agreement, enrollment in a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention, or a full trial where the jury ultimately decides your fate. In order to effectively navigate through the complex process necessary to resolve your legal matter, it is critical to identify and enlist an experienced legal advocate who can ensure that you are thoroughly protected. Understanding the legal avenues which may be available to you will allow you to make informed, confident decisions with your future in mind.
At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our seasoned team of defense lawyers pride themselves of client relationships, shared trust, and a collaborative approach to crafting highly effective defenses that position our clients for the best chances of success. Our consistent track record of success has earned us notable distinctions among those in our field, such as Top 100 Criminal Attorneys from National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in New Jersey, and 10 Leaders in New Jersey Criminal and DWI Defense. Regardless of these honors, we consider our satisfied clients our greatest source of pride. If you or someone you love has been charged with a criminal or traffic offense, please contact our Somerset County Offices at 908 722-1011 for a free initial consultation. We are available 24/7 to assist you.
Hunterdon County Superior Court Information
The Hunterdon County Superior Court, Criminal Division, is located at 65 Park Avenue Flemington, New Jersey, 08822. The main court office can be contacted directly at (908) 237-5800.
For more information about the Hunterdon County Superior Court, visit the following website: Hunterdon County Superior Court.
Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Information
The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 65 Park Avenue Flemington, New Jersey, 08822. The office can be contacted directly at 908-788-1129. The Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor is Anthony P. Kearns, III.
For additional information about the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, visit the following website: Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office.
Contact our Hunterdon County NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers
The criminal trial team at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is composed of award-winning defense attorneys and former County and Municipal Prosecutors in over 25 municipalities across the State. At our firm, we utilize our combined experience and credentials to craft powerful defenses that position our clients to achieve the best possible outcome, whether that requires aggressive negotiation or an all-out assault on the prosecution’s case at trial. To speak with one of our highly skilled lawyers, contact our offices anytime at 908 722-1011 for a free consultation.