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South Jersey Felony Attorney

If you or someone you love has been arrested, or you even think an arrest is possible, get the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney may be able to work with the police and public defender’s office to have charges reduced. Then, he or she will fight for your rights through every stage of the process, including:

  • Challenging evidence
  • Negotiating a plea deal when appropriate
  • Arguing for bail
  • Investigating your case
  • Arguing your case

And, if you are found guilty:

  • Presenting mitigating factors for a lighter sentence
  • Appealing your case
  • Representing you at parole hearings

Understanding  felonies/indictable charges

Whether a crime is categorized as a felony/indictable charge or a misdemeanor depends on the seriousness of the charge and the maximum punishment for the crime. Indictable charges are reserved for society’s most serious crimes, including:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Drug trafficking
  • Rape
  • Manslaughter and murder

Crimes that run afoul of federal laws are nearly always considered felonies/indictable charges. They include:

  • Kidnapping across state lines
  • Selling illegal drugs across states lines
  • Civil rights violations
  • Mail fraud
  • Committing a crime on federal property or against a federal employee

The consequences for being convicted of a felony/indictable charge are very serious. You may have to pay a steep fine and serve significant time in state or federal prison. When you get out, you may have trouble finding a job and a place to live, and may lose some citizenship rights, such as the right to vote and own a gun. In capital cases, you may never be released, and may even face the death penalty.

 The legal process

First, your attorney will begin preparing your defense immediately, and will represent you at an arraignment hearing. Here, the charges against you will be read, and you will plead either guilty or not guilty. Your attorney will request bail, if applicable, and the judge will decide whether or not to grant it and set the amount.  Once your case is indicted, you will attend status conferences and pretrial conferences.  There will also very likely be motions to argue depending on the facts of your case.

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, you are most likely scared, nervous or upset. You may wonder how a conviction will impact your job and your relationships. At Sitzler and Sitzler, we understand your feelings because we have helped countless people in similar situations who share in those feelings of uncertainty.  Our knowledgeable attorneys use strategy, skill, and experience to resolve cases effectively on behalf of our clients. We will begin an immediate investigation to collect all necessary evidence for your case.  Using research tools, technology and experts, we have the sophisticated resources to assert your rights in or out of court in a cost-effective and efficient manner.  Please call the office today at (609) 267-1101 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your  matter.

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Please call the office at (609) 267-1101 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your matter. Same day consultations are available. We are available for detention hearings in every county in South Jersey. Detention hearings are normally scheduled with in forty-eight (48) hours of an arrest that resulted in immediate incarceration.

We handle every type of criminal and traffic offense in the Federal Court, the Magistrate Court (military matters) ; the State Courts (superior court), the Municipal Courts located in townships, cities and boroughs within the counties of Burlington, Camden, Ocean, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cumberland, Salem, Cape May, and Mercer.



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