First Degree Felony
Facing a First Degree Felony in Freehold NJ?
Instead of using the phrases “felony” and “misdemeanor,” the New Jersey criminal code uses the phrases “indictable offenses” and “disorderly persons offenses.” With that being said, an indictable offenses is considered a felony offense for all intents and purposes. Felony offenses are broken down into four different degrees: first degree; second degree; third degree and a fourth degree. A first degree felony is the most severe level of crime in New Jersey. As you will see below, if convicted of a first degree felony, a Defendant would be facing anywhere from ten to twenty years in State Prison. As you can see, the penalties can be life-changing. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a first degree indictable crime in Monmouth County, we strongly recommend that you speak to a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
At Proetta & Oliver, our criminal defense attorneys are well aware of what a first degree felony conviction can do to someone’s life. We represent clients charged with first degree felony offenses in towns throughout Monmouth County, including Middletown, Howell, Aberdeen, Freehold, Tinton Falls, Eatontown, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Wall Township, Ocean Township and Manalapan. To set up an initial consultation with one of the criminal defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver, please do not hesitate to contact our Middletown office at (732)-858-6959. We can go over the specific facts of your case and discuss all your potential options. You can also send us an email to arrange your free case evaluation.
Charged with a First Degree Crime in Monmouth County
As stated earlier, a first degree felony offense is the most serious crime that an individual can be charged with. If convicted, an individual would be subject to the following penalties:
- 10 to 20 years in prison;
- 10 to 30 years if: Murder; Aggravated Sexual Assault; Carjacking; Kidnapping
- $200,000 Fine;
- Felony Criminal Record.
Also, a presumption for incarceration applies to anyone who is convicted of a first or second degree felony offense. In other words, unless the presumption of incarceration can be overcome, anyone convicted of a first degree felony offense will be sentenced to a term of incarceration.
Common First Degree Felony Offenses in NJ
Some of the most common first degree felony offenses that we see in Monmouth County include the following:
- Marijuana Distribution;
- Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute;
- Aggravated Sexual Assault;
- Money Laundering;
- Armed Robbery;
Monmouth County NJ First Degree Crime Lawyers
Have you been charged with a first degree felony offense in Monmouth County, New Jersey? The Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today, then please contact our Middletown office at 732-858-6959 or contact us online. We serve all of Monmouth County, including towns like Hazlet, Atlantic Highlands, Holmdel, Red Bank, Asbury Park, Belmar, Milltown, Colts Neck, Manasquan and Marlboro. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.