In New Jersey, crimes are not divided into the traditional categories of misdemeanors and felonies. Instead, crimes are categorized as indictable crimes, disorderly person offenses, and petty disorderly person offenses. An indictable crime is essentially the equivalent of a felony in other states, carrying a minimum sentence of at least one year in prison. Indictable crimes are extremely serious and must be handled by a skilled defense attorney in order to be successfully defended against. If you have been charged with an indictable offense, our founding Passaic County Felony Defense Lawyer Terence M. Scott can fight to protect your rights and provide the unbiased legal support you need.
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Indictable offenses in New Jersey are divided into four subclasses known as degrees based on their severity, with first degree being the most serious and fourth degree being the least serious. In order to be charged with a crime, a grand jury must review the evidence surrounding a defendant’s accusations and find that there is enough evidence to support a formal indictment. If indicted, a defendant must face trial for their alleged acts.
Our firm is equipped to defend you against a wide range of indictable crimes, including:
In addition to criminal consequences, a conviction of a felony or indictable crime can permanently damage your reputation and severely limit your ability to find suitable employment or housing. For this reason, it is imperative you retain the services of an aggressive attorney from our firm as soon as possible to protect your future and freedom. No matter how serious your charges may be, our firm is prepared to stand by your side and go the distance in pursuit of a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Having served as a Passaic County criminal defense lawyer for more than three decades, Attorney Scott has handled it all and knows how to get the results you need. From murder to felony DWI, our firm has the skills to counter the prosecution’s claims and maximize your chances of securing a reduction or dismissal of your charges. With so much at stake, you cannot afford to leave anything to chance.
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