In New Jersey, Criminal law is considered a most important arena of law that comes down to freedom. These charges are heard in Superior Court. Superior Courts are trial courts in New Jersey.
Cases from these trial courts can be appealed in the Appellate Division, and Superior Court appellate decisions, can be appealed to the Supreme Court. Criminal charges in New Jersey are rated by degree.
Defendants have the right for crimes to be heard before a jury of 12 “as well as” crimes can carry a prison sentence.