Indictable Crimes in New Jersey
There are two categories of charges in the NJ Criminal Code, the most serious of which are called indictable crimes. These charges are graded from 1st through 4th degree, with 1st degree being the most serious types of offenses. The term ‘indictable’ refers to the fact that after the offense is filed against you on a complaint, the charge is then brought to a Grand Jury for a hearing on whether there is probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed, and that you are involved in commission of the crime. If the majority of the Grand Jury members believe that you were involved in the crime, they can vote to indict you.
Defending a Client Charged with an Indictable Crime
If you are charged with a crime in New Jersey, contact Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation to discuss what needs to be done to protect your rights and your freedom.As a NJ Criminal Trial Attorney, Howard Bailey has represented hundreds of clients charged with crimes throughout the State of New Jersey. He has successfully represented clients charged with Murder, Kidnapping, Racketeering, Drug Trafficking, Aggravated Assault, Carjacking and every other type of crime in the criminal code. He has over 35 years of experience in the field of criminal law, having been both a police officer and an assistant county prosecutor before he became a criminal defense lawyer. Mr Bailey handles at least 3-4 jury trials every year, which gives him increased knowledge and credibility when he represents his clients. The prosecutors know that he will protect the rights of his clients, all the way through a trial if necessary.
What You Do in the First 24-Hours Can Make a Difference
If you are charged with an indictable crime in the N.J. Superior Court, what you do in the first 24-hours after being charged can impact your case in ways that are difficult to change. ASK FOR A LAWYER and stop talking until you have a lawyer with you. REMAIN SILENT; the cops cannot cut a deal to give you a break, and ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU. As soon as possible, consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation before you make any decisions about how to protect your rights and yourself.