Facing a Fourth Degree Felony in Mercer County

4th Degree Indictable Offense Sentence in NJ

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

Charged with a Third Degree Indictable Offense in Mercer County?

3rd Degree Felony Penalties in NJ

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

Two Juveniles Charged in Lawrenceville with Bias Crimes

Juvenile Criminal Attorney in Lawrenceville NJ

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What to Expect from an Assault Charge in Princeton Township?

Domestic Violence Attorney in Princeton NJ

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

Gun Charges Issued in East Windsor

East Windsor NJ Gun Charge Defense Lawyer

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

Defendant Accepted into PTI on Gun Charge & DWI Charge Dismissed

Need Local Attorney in Mercer County for Gun Charge

Proetta & Oliver just finished representing a client that was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, driving while intoxicated as well as countless other motor vehicle violations. The charges originated from a serious motor vehicle accident that dated back to 2017. When the officers arrived on scene they located our client, who was seated on ground next to the car and he was profusely bleeding from his forehead. Due to the severity of his injuries our client was taken to the hospital. A subsequent search of our client’s motor vehicle was conducted by the officers and a bb-gun was located in the center console.Read More

Trenton Police Believe they Solved a String of Robberies

Trenton NJ Robbery Defense Lawyer

The Trenton Police Department has announced that they have apprehended a duo they believe is responsible for a rash of robberies that have been taking place throughout the city. According to the reports, the duo, which consisted of a twenty (20) year old female and her thirty-two (32) year old boyfriend were allegedly setting up unsuspecting males throughout the city for the last month. The female would allegedly pose as a prostitute and solicit customers for sex near Carrol Street.  Once she was able to convince an unsuspecting male, she would lure them to an abandon building where her boyfriend would be laying in wait. Once the men would enter the building the boyfriend would assault them and then rob them. Read More

Arrested for Possessing a THC Vape Pen in Mercer County?

Need Local Attorney in West Windsor NJ For Vape Pen Charge

Are Vape Pens Illegal in New Jersey?

Vape pens in and of themselves as well as “vaping” is not illegal in New Jersey. With that being said, if the vape pen and/or E-Cigarette is altered and filled with a THC Oil or any other controlled dangerous substance (CDS) for that matter, it will become an illegal product and anyone caught possessing and/or distributing them will be facing serious criminal charges. An individual caught possessing a vape pen filled with THC oil can be charged under one of two statutes: the first being N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(4), which is a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor) or they can be charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5.3, which is an indictable offense (felony). If you or a loved one has been charged with possession and/or distribution of a vape pen in Mercer County, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced defense attorney to understand your options. Contrary to what the general public’s perception is of marijuana and the legality of it, to date it is still a controlled dangerous substance and one that prosecutor’s still take very seriously. If you have unfortunately found yourself in this type of situation and would like to speak to one of our Mercer County drug possession defense attorneys about your options, please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779.Read More

Temporary Restraining Order Leads to Major Meth Bust in Ewing NJ

Methamphetamine Possession Lawyer in Ewing Township

According to the Trentonian, a serving of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in Ewing Township leads to what officers are claiming was a major drug operation being run by a retired correction officer. Based on the reports, prior to serving the TRO the officers were made aware of the fact that the Defendant was the owner of a Smith & Wesson handgun as well as a firearm identification card. When a TRO is issued all firearms, including firearms identifications cards must be seized. The reports indicate that upon seizing the weapon the officers observed in “plain sight” what they allege were obvious signs of a drug operation. Read More