Violent Crimes in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

There are few crimes more severely punished than those involving violence. The information below can answer some of your questions about violent crimes in New Jersey.

There are various crimes that are classified as violent crimes in New Jersey, and many of them carry very serious penalties. Examples of violent crimes in New Jersey are:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide

When someone is arrested for a violent crime, they risk facing very serious penalties. When an individual is charged with a first-degree crime, they can face between 10 years to life in prison. Murder, rape, manslaughter, and other particularly heinous offenses are classified as first-degree crimes. Second-degree crimes, such as robbery or arson, carry the potential for a state prison sentence between 5-10 years of incarceration.

Those charged with violent crimes are also subject to New Jersey’s No Early Release Act which prohibits those convicted of certain criminal offenses from consideration for parole until they have served 85% of their sentence.

A person charged with a violent crime faces very serious consequences. It is important for you to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to advocate for you and your rights.

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If you have recently been charged with a crime, you need knowledgeable legal counsel on your side. Our firm has helped countless individuals navigate the complex legal system for years, and we are ready to provide you with the legal assistance you deserve and need to move on with your life. Contact Rem Katcher Law Group, P.C. today to learn more about how our firm can assist you through this difficult time.