Being placed under arrest and formally charged with a criminal offense can be absolutely terrifying. Those thoughts will only be exacerbated if the individual has been charged with a first degree felony. A first degree charge is the highest degree of a felony under the New Jersey criminal code. The minimum term of incarceration that an individual can receive is ten (10) years in a New Jersey State Prison. It should go with out saying, that if you or a loved one has been charged with a first degree crime like aggravated sexual assault, armed robbery, drug distribution, murder or leader of a drug trafficking network in Mercer County or elsewhere in New Jersey, we strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney immediately about your options. As you will see below, even obtaining bail, which will allow for the individual to be released from jail pending trial, can be complicated and more likely than not, will required a formal hearing. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today with one of the Mercer County criminal defense attorneys at Proetta, Oliver & Fay, then please contact our office at 609-789-0779. Our attorneys serve all of Mercer County, including Trenton, Hightstown, Robbinsville, West Windsor, Ewing and Princeton. Now here is some information on First Degree Felony in New Jersey.
Princeton Township is one of the more affluent and sought after municipalities in all of New Jersey, let alone Mercer County. It is home to one of the Country’s most prestiges and recognizable universities, Princeton University. If that wasn’t desirable enough, it also has an extremely bustling downtown, which attracts people from all over the area. In order to help keep Princeton such a desirable location to not only live but to visit, law enforcement rigorously patrols the township. As a result, what starts out as a routine traffic stop can and tends to, lead to an increase in drug possession arrests. Some of the most common drug charges that we tend to see issued in and around the Princeton area include but are not limited to cocaine possession, MDMA possession, marijuana possession and possession of prescription drugs like Xanax, Adderral and Oxycontin. These are all extremely serious charges and as you will see below, the potential sentence if convicted for one of these offenses can have a crippling affect on your life.Read More
Proetta, Oliver & Fay was able to secure another dismissal of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) for one of their clients last week. Our client was served with a TRO following an alleged domestic dispute between his ex-wife. The incident took place in their residence in Robbinsville Township. The victim alleged that our client as not only verbally abuse during the altercation but was also physically abusive. Furthermore, the victim alleged that their three children were present during the dispute as well. While the case was pending, our client was also charged with violating the TRO.
Charged with a second degree indictable offense in Mercer County? Was it for Aggravated Assault? Burglary? Sexual Assault? Eluding? Endangering the Welfare of a Child? Heroin Distribution? Gun Charge? If so, we strongly urge that you speak to an experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible. As you will see below, a second degree indictable offense carries with it not only a presumption of imprisonment if convicted but the term of incarceration could be up to a decade. Clearly these types of consequences are life changing. If you would like to speak to one of the criminal defense lawyers at Proetta, Oliver & Fay about your options, then please contact our Hamilton office at 609.789.0779. Our office handles all of Mercer County, including towns like East Windsor, Ewing, Trenton, Robbinsville, Highstown, Lawrenceville and Princeton. Read More
Being charged with a fourth degree indictable offense can be intimidating. Not understanding your options as well as the potential ramifications will only add to an already stressful situation. It is important to note here that a fourth degree indictable offense is considered a felony offense. New Jersey does not use the preferable “felony” and “misdemeanor” to describe the degrees of crimes, instead we use “indictable offenses” and “disorderly persons offenses“. As you will see below, indictable offenses are broken down even further into four different degrees: first, second, third and fourth. The specific offense charged will dictate the degree of the crime. If you or a loved one has unfortunately been charged with a fourth degree felony like possession of marijuana over 50 grams, stalking, shoplifting, driving while suspended, assault by auto or resisting arrest in Mercer County, the Law Office of Proetta, Oliver & Fay can hep. Our attorneys defend those accused of serious crimes in courts throughout Mercer County, including in towns like Hightstown, West Windsor, Trenton, Hamilton, Ewing and Robbinsville. Read More
Have you been arrested and charged with a third degree indictable offense in Mercer County? Was it in Trenton? West Windsor? Hamilton? Princeton? Ewing? If so, we strongly urge that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your options. It is important to understand that “indictable offenses“ are New Jersey’s version of a felony. They are broken down into four different degrees: first, second, third and fourth, with a first degree being the most serious. As you will see below, the potential sentence for anyone convicted of a third degree indictable offense in New Jersey can be life altering. If you have bee charged with aggravated assault, possession of heroin, terroristic threats, shoplifting, distribution of cocaine, burglary or any other offense in Mercer County, Proetta, Oliver & Fay can help. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with one of our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys today, please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779 or you can try contacting us online. Read More
Whether you have been arrested and charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a police officer or served with a temporary restraining order based on a domestic violence assault incident in Hightstown, we strongly urge that you speak to attorney immediately. As you will see in greater detail below, assault charges can be very complicated to deal with it. Depending on the facts surrounding the charges, the case may be litigated in several different courts, including the Hightstown Municipal Court, the Mercer County Superior Court, Criminal Division and the Mercer County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part. If you would like to speak to one of the Hightstown criminal defense attorneys on staff, please contact our office directly at 609-789-0779. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs. Read More
Princeton is well known throughout the State as being one of New Jersey’s wealthiest townships, which also makes it a very desirable place for people to settle down in. It is also home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the Country, Princeton University. With all that being said, it is not immune to its fair share of crime and one of the more common offenses charged in Princeton is assault and not just your typical alcohol driven frat part fights but domestic violence assault.Read More
According to authorities, a routine motor vehicle stop in East Windsor Township, turns into a slue of felony indictable charges for a thirty-three year old male from Lexington, South Carolina. Based on the reports, the defendant was initial stopped by a New Jersey State Trooper late last Saturday for what appeared to be a routine traffic stop. However, that stop quickly turned into a potential drunk driving situation, which ultimately lead to the defendant being placed under arrested for suspected drunk driving. Unfortunately for the defendant it did not end there. Read More