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New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Explain Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Charges in Camden County & Burlington County, NJ
The New Jersey criminal law attorneys at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio can explain how criminal law is unique in NJ and they can discuss how the NJ Criminal Code might affect the outcome of your case.
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Camden, Gloucester Township, Pennsauken, Mt. Laurel, Willingboro, or anywhere else in New Jersey, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side throughout the legal process. Contact Attorney Michele Finizio now to discuss your case and to go over your options.
What Are Some of the New Jersey Criminal Laws You Should Know About?
The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio in Moorestown, NJ are prepared to outline sentencing guidelines if you are convicted of a crime in New Jersey.
New Jersey’s Code of Criminal Justice provides sentencing guidelines for imprisonment, based upon the type of criminal offense for which the defendant is convicted. Within statutory limits, the courts have considerable latitude in imposing sentences:
- For first degree crimes, a term of imprisonment of 10-20 years.
- For second degree crimes, a term of imprisonment of 5-10 years.
- For third degree crimes, a term of imprisonment of 3-5 years.
- For fourth degree crimes, a term of imprisonment not to exceed 18 months.
Camden Criminal Defense Lawyers Aggressively Fight Criminal Charges in NJ
As is evident from this brief list, there is a wide range in the penalties for many crimes in New Jersey. If you are charged with a crime in NJ, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you, to clear your name, or to get you the most lenient punishment that the law allows. The skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio will fight aggressively to help you.
The court’s discretion in sentencing is limited in some cases. For example, possession of a firearm in the commission of certain crimes requires the imposition of a minimum term of imprisonment and may result in the imposition of an extended term of imprisonment. Additionally, certain drug-related offenses also will result in the imposition of an extended term of imprisonment, even though extended sentences are generally left to the discretion of the judge. Use of a machine gun or assault weapon during the commission of a crime, or flight from the crime, will also result in an extended term of imprisonment. Persons convicted of causing bodily injury to another while “eluding” will also be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, which must include at least the minimum term.
Disorderly persons offenses carry the possibility of up to six (6) months in jail, a $1,000 fine, community service, and possibly probation. Petty disorderly persons offenses can result in the imposition of a $500 fine, a jail sentence of 30 days, possible community service, and possible probation.
Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio for Criminal Defense Help in Medford, NJ
If you have been charged with a crime in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, or somewhere else in South Jersey, you should contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio at 856-242-7300. You can also email us for a prompt response. Let our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys help you. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case over the phone or to meet with you at our office in Moorestown, NJ.