Crimes are considered violent in nature if they involve force or the threat of force. This doesn’t necessarily include the use of a weapon or the threat of using a weapon. Such crimes include, but are not limited to, assault, battery, homicide, illegal weapon possession, terroristic threats, domestic violence, kidnapping and carjacking.
Our skilled violent crime attorneys are available to meet with you at the time of your arrest; we will communicate directly with law enforcement on your behalf in order to ensure that no self-incriminating statements are made. We will examine every defense option that applies to your specific case and fight to reduce the charges against you. Rest assured we will guide you on the best course of action to take to protect your rights.
What types of crimes are defined as violent?
The Burlington County, New Jersey law office of Sitzler & Sitzler handles a full range of violent crime charges, such as:
- Aggravated assault
- Domestic violence assault
- Assault by automobile
- Vehicular homicide
- Sexual assault
- Murder or manslaughter
Violent crimes are serious criminal charges in New Jersey, wherein defendants may face even more severe penalties and consequences if their case doesn’t receive immediate and aggressive attention from an experienced and tenacious attorney. If you are facing charges for a violent crime, contact our law office as soon as possible so we can launch an aggressive and proactive defense, which may have the power to significantly reduce or eliminate the risk of severe criminal penalties and sentences.
Possible Penalties for Violent Crimes in New Jersey
Penalties for violent crimes in New Jersey largely depend on an assortment of factors. When determining punishment, a judge will consider the defendant’s criminal history, the nature of the crime, whether or not a weapon was used, and the severity of the victim’s injuries. Penalties for violent crimes can include jail time, probation, fines and community service. When you are facing criminal charges, it is imperative that you reach out to an attorney who will not back down when advocating for their clients. You can trust that the criminal defense attorneys at Sitzler & Sitzler will do everything in their power to lessen the severity of your punishment.
The circumstances surrounding each particular violent crime have a significant impact on the punishment the defendant will receive. Those who are accused of a violent crime in New Jersey could potentially face:
- Community Service
- Court ordered counseling
- Court ordered anger management
If you or a family member has been charged with a violent crime, don’t hesitate to contact our office today at (609) 267-1101 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your matter.