Newark Criminal Lawyer
Available 24 Hours a Day. 7 Days a Week
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles criminal cases in Newark and throughout New Jersey. Our Newark, New Jersey office is located at 972 Broad Street. The firm’s criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience representing clients in criminal matters. Gary Grabas and Casey Woodruff are former Prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” with over 30 years of trial experience.
In New Jersey, offenses are categorized as either felonies or disorderly persons. Felonies are more serious and vary by degree. For example, a first degree offense is the most severe crime in New Jersey. A fourth degree crime is the least severe felony offense. Felony offenses are handled in Essex County Superior Court.
The penalty for a first degree felony includes a 10 to 20 year term of imprisonment and up to $300,000 in fines. A conviction for a crime of the second degree includes a 5 to 10 year term of imprisonment and up to a $150,000 fine. A third degree criminal conviction results in a 3 to 5 year term of imprisonment and a fine of up to $25,000. Lastly, a conviction for a crime of the fourth degree involves a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months and a fine of up to $10,000. If you are charged with a first or second degree offense, imprisonment is presumed.
Offenses that do not rise to the level of a felony are considered disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses. These offenses are handled in municipal court. Thus, a disorderly persons offense arising out of Newark would be handled in Newark Municipal Court.
Disorderly persons offenses can also involve imprisonment. The penalty for a disorderly persons conviction includes a term of imprisonment not to exceed 6 months and a fine of up to $1,000. A petty disorderly persons offense can result in up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $500.
If you have been charged with a felony or disorderly persons offense in Newark, New Jersey, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our defense lawyers handle criminal matters in Newark, Montclair, Millburn, Bloomfield, and throughout Essex County, New Jersey. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with on of our criminal defense attorneys, you can reach us at (908) 322-7000. We are available 24 hours a day.