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.

Criminal cases
Civil cases
Family cases
Tax cases

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.

First Degree
Second Degree
Third Degree
Fourth Degree

Defendants have the right for crimes to be heard before a jury of 12 “as well as” crimes can carry a prison sentence.