New Jersey Defense Attorneys for Indictable Crimes
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Indictable Offenses in Superior Court
Defense Attorneys you can Trust
These days, it’s easier than ever to get “caught up” in the criminal justice system. Simply forgetting to pay a traffic ticket, missing child support payments or even speeding can cause you to find yourself sitting in a cold, isolated jail cell. Of course, there are those of us who end up facing far more significant charges as well. In New Jersey, serious criminal charges are adjudicated in the Superior Courts of each County. Less serious offenses, including Disorderly Persons offenses and DUI's, are generally litigated in the lower courts, known as municipal courts. Wherever you find yourself right now, if you're feeling uncertain and concerned about your future, reach out to us and we might be able to help you.
Simon Law Group is one of the tri-county area's most recognized, most reputable criminal defense law firms. We’ve handled thousands of criminal cases in New Jersey's Superior Courts and local municipal Court. Our results have been overwhelmingly successful thanks to years of experience and our dedication to advocacy, negotiation, and strategy in and out of court.
We guide our clients through the entire process, often resulting in dismissals, acquittals, reduced and amended charges, reduced fines, and drastically reduced sentences. We’ve also been known to bring in our chemical and toxic-substance experts, accident-scene reconstructionists, crime-scene analysts, and DUI/DWI alcotest & breath-analysis systems experts when needed.
Many of our clients come to us with unanswered questions and a great deal of concern over their future or of the future of a loved one, which is why we offer 100% free consultations to answer any questions you might have. Retaining our attorneys to represent and defend your interests in the Government's case against you is among the best decisions you can make to help defend your freedoms, name, and reputation.
Choosing to go to court alone is often a grave mistake, and hiring an incompetent attorney who's unfamiliar with criminal law and criminal procedure in our region of New Jersey can make things go from bad to markedly worse.
Conversely, you might initially choose another law firm at the prospect of paying less. After all, who doesn't love a good deal? For example, some attorneys are notorious for charging one fee, then tacking on added costs as the case progresses. Other attorneys might avoid giving you an upfront cost altogether under the premise that you'll be charged an hourly rate, but then they keep you in the dark on how often they're working on your case - so you can't see how much you owe. Instead, at Simon Law Group, we offer competitive flat rates for most cases, and set hourly expense costs for others (generally more complex matters). With us, there are no hidden fees and no “surcharges” or other unexpected costs that aren't discussed with you.
Simon Law Group’s criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to representing you to the fullest extent possible, relentlessly fighting to uphold your constitutional rights in court and at trial, or upon appeal should the situation arise.
We represent clients charged in the following areas, and as always, your consultation is 100% Free:
- Burglary, Robbery, Breaking and Entering, Theft, Trespassing, Conspiracy, Criminal Mischief, Shoplifting, Theft of Services, and Property Crimes including Receiving Stolen Property
- Drug Possession, Trafficking, Manufacturing, and Distribution of Drugs + CDS or Research Chemicals (RC's)
- Eluding/Evading Police, Resisting Arrest
- Criminal Homicide, Vehicular Homicide, Death-by-Auto, Aggravated Manslaughter, Manslaughter, Murder, and related Charges
- Shootings, including unlawful or negligent discharge of a firearm, and stabbings
- Sex Crimes and prostitution
- White Collar Crimes and Fraud
- Traffic Tickets, Moving Violations, and Non-Moving Violations
- Gun crimes and Unlawful Weapons Possession
We work throughout Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Morris County, and beyond. We're proud to represent clients locally in the areas of Branchburg, Readington and Whitehouse Station, Clinton Township, Lebanon, Bridgewater, Flemington, Raritan, Somerville, Manville, Hillsborough, Frenchtown, Asbury, Alexandria, and all neighboring areas.
If your criminal charges are less serious than those listed here, you may have instead been charged in Municipal Court with a Disorderly Persons Offense.
Why Simon Law Group?
In the United States, when charged with a crime, you may choose to hire a private attorney, go to court alone representing yourself pro se, or consult the public defender. However, you might not know that the Public Defender's office is overworked, overburdened with caseload of varying complexity, and drastically underpaid, meaning the quality of representation you receive may very well be the legal minimum under the Constitution. In other words, if you gathered a group of attorneys together in a room, they would probably unanimously agree that retaining private counsel is more likely to yield a more aggressive strategy and a better overall outcome than choosing to be represented by a public defender free of charge.
Of course, we can't make any assertions or guarantees of case results, but consulting seasoned private counsel working in your locale with extensive experience in criminal defense is among your best courses of action if you've been charged with a crime.
Simon Law Group has earned its outstanding reputation fighting for our clients by defending them to the greatest extent possible under the law and guiding them through the procedural and strategic process involved with criminal defense. Our experience handling Indictable Offenses in Superior Court has not only yielded exceptional outcomes for our clients, but also exceptional client satisfaction rates. Whether you live in Flemington, Readington, Hillsborough, Somerville, Union Township, Clinton, or elsewhere in Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Morris County, or their neighboring communities, our attorneys are standing by ready to defend you against your criminal charges.
Other Charges we routinely assist Clients with:
Firearms: Handguns, Rifles, Shotguns, and High-Capacity Magazines
New Jersey, unlike many other states, has arguably unnecessary and extremely harsh penalties for firearm and weapons violations that, to some, might appear somewhat counter-intuitive to the rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution. New Jersey happens to be one of a few states that overtly exercises its authority to regulate weaponry. A weapons conviction can greatly limit your chances at successful employment, hamper your ability to apply for additional schooling, and even to find housing. In many of these instances, you’ll be charged with a third-degree crime or a fourth-degree criminal act. However, when combined with other criminal acts, the degree can be even lower, such as during an armed robbery, carrying far greater prison sentences, fines, and statutory minimums.
It is extremely simple in the State of New Jersey to violate a gun crime when you’re in the possession of a firearm. Included in the list of prohibited weapons in New Jersey are “silenced” firearms, sawed-off shotguns, “altered” weapons of any sort, destructive devices including grenades and improvised explosive devices (IED’s), and body-armor-piercing bullets. Further included are certain knives, all switchblades and stilettos
Simply “working it out” with the prosecutor is, by far, guaranteed to be the worst option. Hiring a public defender, at no cost to you, is another option. While it sounds excellent in theory, public defenders often resort to plea deals almost immediately, and given their extensive case load, you'll risk a lengthy criminal record at the expense of a cost-free defense. Instead, we recommend enlisting the services of a private law firm with extensive criminal weapons violation experience, such as the Simon Law Group.
Hiring a private attorney isn’t enough, though. What you’ll need is the expertise of a competent law firm with skilled, trusted attorneys to properly defend you during your time of need. A weapons conviction can change your life for the worse, permanently, and while you don’t want to find yourself filing for bankruptcy over the cost of an attorney, you do want to hire a criminal lawyer whose price matches his or her expertise. For example, if you’re hit with an assault weapons charge for discharging an Uzi from a thirty-round magazine, it’s in your best interest to avoid the lawyer who charges you $1,000.00 for the case.
Robbery or burglary convictions can generally carry up to five (5) year prison sentences, but certainly higher in many instances. Simon Law Group has extensive knowledge, background and expertise on gun and weapons violations, and is well-suited to provide exceptional representation to our clients charged with the vast array of weapons crimes throughout the State of New Jersey. Many of our clients were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, such as transporting weapons between states for what they perceived to be a lawful purpose, or discharging a firearm “inappropriately” (improper discharge of a firearm) according to police officers. Sometimes, however, more serious offenses occur, and our clients call us to resolve the issues presented, ranging from armed assaults, to shootings, property break-ins and, frequently, violations that can land a person in prison for the foreseeable future. In NJ, gun and weapons crimes are treated far more severely than in other states, and the system generally treats these offenses more harshly, so it’s absolutely imperative to contact us at the earliest possible time to begin a thorough, in-depth assessment of your case.
Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes that people are arrested for in NJ, and it’s one of the most frequent cases we’re consulted for. Though many see it as minor, the consequences of shoplifting are far-reaching. It is considered a disorderly persons offense to be caught stealing an item(s) worth less than $200, and an indictable criminal offense to be caught stealing an item(s) worth over $200.
According to N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11, if you are convicted of shoplifting, you will likely face serious fines, jail time, a criminal record, possible loss of employment and restitution; If you are not a citizen, our immigration status might also be negatively affected. Simon Law Group’s attorneys have extensive experience in criminal defense and work tirelessly each week to help clients avoid shoplifting convictions and the fallout associated with them.
Possession and Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances ("CDS") or Drugs
People who have been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”), distribution of a CDS, possession of a CDS with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, or growing marijuana are subject to an array of consequences. Simon Law Group has represented clients with the above charges as it relates to cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs, MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly) and methamphetamine.
In New Jersey, distributing any type of drug is considered a crime separate from possessing it. This was created exclusively to tack on additional charges to those accused, generally producing a higher conviction rate and longer sentences. There are several factors of the crime that affect the severity of the distribution offense, including where it occurred, the volume/weight of distribution, and any previous convictions. If you’ve been accused by the Police or Prosecutor’s Office of distributing CDS and are contemplating whether to hire an attorney or handle it yourself, you’ve made the best choice already – and that is the mere consideration of your need for an attorney. The consequences of handling it yourself or choosing an inexperienced attorney are too great to risk your future, employment, financial status and overall well-being. Call us today – it might just change your life.
Whether you are a first-time offender eligible for a diversion program such as conditional discharge or a repeat offender facing the detriment of long-term imprisonment, our firm has had overwhelming success fighting these cases for dismissals, and our unparalleled experience in possession & distribution cases will offer you honest, outstanding representation specifically designed to fit your unique needs – regardless of substance.
Assault by Auto
An assault by automobile is considered an indictable offense that can result in serious consequences, such as jail time. There are different degrees to categorize assault: second degree, third degree, and fourth degree offenses. The lower the degree, the higher the penalty.
Having a criminal lawyer on your side is critical in defending yourself against prosecution by the State. Our attorneys possess extensive knowledge in criminal law and have years of experience successfully advocating on behalf of clients in court.
Fraudulent & Bad Checks
New Jersey law forbids the writing of bad checks or anything written with the intent to defraud another. Charges against those who have written bad checks can be reduced and sometimes dismissed. Writing a bad check can tarnish your reputation for years, affecting your relationship with co-workers, future employers, friends and even family. Preventing a conviction is imperative. We’ve successfully defended hundreds of clients who’ve accidentally or purposely written bad checks, and we’ll do the same for you by offering exceptional representation.
For a more detailed list of the New Jersey Criminal Code, click here.
Criminal Record Expungement
Expungement is the isolation (removal) of a criminal record, so it is no longer visible to the public. The main objective of an expungement is to provide relief to those who deserve it. Expungement is the best way to clear one’s past indiscretions. Once a judge signs the Expungement Order, the person whose criminal record has been expunged is effectively “cleared” of the incident. Therefore, any searches performed on official government databases, such as the courts or police department, will return results similar to “No Record Found.”
Simon Law Group is known across the region for superior success rates in expungements across New Jersey. If you're seeking a firm to give you the greatest chance of clearing blemishes of the past, look no further than Simon Law Group.
Contact us at 800-709-1131 to discuss the Expungement process further.
FREE CASE EVALUATION
As seasoned Criminal Defense lawyers, we offer consultations at no cost to you. Safeguarding your interests and defending your rights and freedoms in Court is our top priority.
Municipal Court Charges
Misdemeanor Charges in New Jersey
Simon Law Group has handled hundreds and hundreds of violations and citations in municipal Court from traffic tickets to DUI's/DWI's, drug charges, and more common misdemeanors. Many times our attorneys are able to have your charges downgraded from Indictable to Municipal Court level (misdemeanor), and though we're unable to make promises or guarantees, our experience negotiating Misdemeanor violations to even lesser ordinances, fines and even complete dismissals speaks for itself. Make the right choice. Contact us for a free, no-fee case evaluation.