Top Felony Defense Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Northern New Jersey & NYC

Unlike other states, New Jersey does not categorize crimes into felony and misdemeanor classifications. Instead, a serious offense is classified as an indictable crime.

When facing an indictable offense charge, you need a strong defensive strategy. Put a powerful legal advocate on your side with legal representation from Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law.

Serious Penalties Follow A Felony Charge

New Jersey categorizes indictable crimes into four classifications, first through fourth, based on the severity of the offense. Potential penalties are as follows:

  • First degree offenses: First degree crimes are the most serious and carry the harshest penalties. If convicted, you could face a prison sentence of 20 years, with certain crimes being punishable by 30 years or life in prison. You could also face fines of up to $200,000.
  • Second degree offenses: Prison sentences range from five to 10 years. The court can also impose fines of up to $150,000.
  • Third degree offenses: The court can impose prison sentences of three to five years and require you to pay fines of up to $15,000.
  • Fourth degree offenses: If convicted, you could face up to 18 months in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

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A criminal conviction can hamper you for years, making it difficult to find work, secure loans or rent an apartment. If convicted of an indictable offense, you lose your right to vote and carry firearms. As former prosecutors with over 20 years of experience in federal and state courts, we can predict the moves and arguments that will help you obtain a favorable resolution.

To arrange a free consultation with a felony lawyer at our Hackensack, Wayne or Bronx offices, please email us or call 201-212-4532. We represent clients in Bergen County and Passaic County as well as New York.