Defending clients facing NJ murder charges and other violent offenses
Getting arrested for a violent crime is devastating. Violent crimes are some of the most serious offenses heard in criminal court. New Jersey is aggressive towards these cases and will sentence convicted parties to serious jail time. Being accused of a violent crime deserves the attention of an effective criminal defense attorney. Violent crimes include, but are not limited to:
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Armed robbery
The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly has over 20 years of experience defending violent crime defendants. When your life is on the line, it is important to retain the services of a law firm that will explore all legal means to fight the most serious of criminal charges. Contact our firm as soon as possible.
NJ violent crimes consequences
If you are arrested for a violent crime, it is important to know what the future may bring. A first-degree crime is saved for the most serious criminal acts, including murder, manslaughter, and rape. The term of incarceration can be anywhere between 10 to 20 years. For murder, a person could be subject to a jail term of anywhere from 30 years to life. Second-degree crimes, including aggravated sexual assault, arson, and robbery can subject a convicted person to incarceration between 5 to 10 years. In addition to jail time, these crimes can come with a devastating fine and the possibility of the No Early Release Act. In New Jersey, the No Early Release Act states that you must serve 85% of your sentence before you are considered eligible for parole.
How easily a crime can escalate to a violent crime
A simple criminal charge can be upgraded to a violent crime quite easily. For example, assault comes with the potential consequence of 6 months in jail, probation, and a $1000 fine. Being arrested after a fight and charged with assault is a serious matter. If you were to use a weapon or inflict very serious harm, you could be subject to an aggravated assault charge, 5-10 years in prison, overwhelming fines, and even the possible application of the No Early Release Act. With the infliction of serious harm or the use of a weapon, charges are quickly upgraded to “armed” and “aggravated.”
Contact an effective criminal defense attorney
If you are charged with a crime that is considered “violent”, your life can be destroyed. These are the most serious charges a person can face and you need an effective criminal defense attorney. With the experience you need, The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly is equipped to zealously fight for your future. Contact our firm to fight for you.