If convicted of murder in the state of New Jersey, you could serve a minimum of thirty years in prison up to a maximum life sentence without parole. There are several factors that a judge takes into consideration during sentencing, and the sentence will depend on the circumstances of the crime and the ability of your lawyer. With the help of an experienced Passaic County criminal defense attorney from our firm, we can fight to protect your best interests, whether we are pushing for a reduced sentence or a not guilty verdict in court.
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According to New Jersey state law 2C: 11-3, murder occurs when a person:
If you have been accused of and arrested for murder in New Jersey, your freedom and reputation are at stake. Before speaking to investigators and prosecutors, consult our lawyer. We're ready to stand by you to help you get through this challenging time.
Our Passaic County murder defense attorney, Terence M. Scott, has been practicing criminal law in Clifton, Bergen County, and Morris County for more than 30 years. A former prosecutor, Terrence M. Scott understands what our clients are up against and how to help them navigate the criminal justice system. He is a veteran litigator with an inside perspective of criminal prosecution. We diligently investigate every detail of a case and skillfully prepare an aggressive defense aimed at undermining the prosecution's case.
With murder charges, time is of essence. You need Terence M. Scott on your side as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are not compromised through the investigation. We are available 24/7 to assist you anywhere in Passaic, Bergen and Morris counties and their surrounding areas.
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