A felony is viewed as any charge that involves a potential period of incarceration of more than 6 months. Under New Jersey law, this will include First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, and Fourth Degree.
A Felony conviction can have an overwhelming effect on an individual’s future. The term felony generally refers to a charge involving potential imprisonment of at least one year. The Gray Firm will be sure to ensure every aspect of one’s rights are recognized.
A, successful defense strategy against criminal charges, involving drug crimes, require an experienced attorney who can do a thorough analysis of the police investigation. Drug offenses in general have a mandatory penalty of loss of, or postponement of driving privileges of at least 6 months, upon conviction of many drug offenses. One can lose driving privileges for the possession of drug paraphernalia, including pipes, sifters, and spoons.
Possible Penalties for Drug Crime Convictions in New Jersey
Possession- use or under the influence:
Marijuana- 0-18 months in jail, fines of 500- 15,000.
LSD, cocaine/crack cocaine, speed- 3-5 years in jail, fines 1000-25,000.
This list goes on and addition to the above penalties, if convicted of any drug offense or enter into a drug diversionary program, you must pay an additional mandatory penalty ranging from 500-3000.00.
The initial consultation through the final resolution, the Gray Firm will prepare and investigate thoroughly, using trial skills to focus on obtaining a “not guilty” verdict.
Robbery is considered a violent crime and is penalized severely with the potential for many years behind bars. Depending on the evidence against the person the prosecutor could seek the maximum allowed sentence that could leave a person in prison for a decade or longer. The Gray Firm has experience with criminal defense to guarantee results to defend the best interest of the client.
The penalties for a sex crime can be serious and life altering. It is important to have an attorney represent the client as soon as possible. This allows the evidence to be evaluated and witnesses to be questioned soon after the event. When faced with a felony sex charge, an attorney from the Gray Firm can help explain one’s rights, legal options, and consequences.
An aggressive/experienced criminal defense attorney will help develop a vigorous defense considering the law/facts, and may be able to get the charges reduced or dismissed. The prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed a sex offense. The available defenses vary greatly and include consent, insufficient evidence, innocence, and other defenses. The Gray Firm can ensure that the prosecutor has not ignored evidence that is in the clients favor.