Defending clients in the New Jersey area
Have you been charged with a violent crime? Obviously, violent crimes are serious charges and come with serious penalties that will negatively impact your life. Don’t let an accusation of a crime ruin your livelihood and financially burden you for years.
Violent crimes come with some of the most serious consequences because of their nature. Judges and courts aggressively prosecute these cases and the mere accusation can be a guilty verdict in the court of public opinion.
If you are facing criminal charges of a violent nature, you should speak to an attorney at Keith Hirschorn, P.C. to discuss your case and come to the best possible outcome for your legal matter.
Some violent crimes include:
- Aggravated Assault
- Armed Robbery
- Murder and Homicide
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
How crimes quickly rise to a violent crime
Assault cases are a good example of how charges can escalate. Simple assault is less severe and comes with up to 6 months in jail, probation, and fines up to $1000. Someone who get into a fight might see this charge. An aggravated assault is much more severe and the penalties reflect it. Aggravated assault involves a weapon or a very serious injury to a victim. An aggravated assault conviction can include 5-10 years in prison, fines up to $150,000, and an application of the No Early Release Act. The No Early Release Act states that you have to serve 85% of your sentence before you are considered eligible for parole. Similarly, any use of weapon will escalate a charge of robbery or theft to armed robbery. This is a first degree felony in the state of New Jersey and comes with severe penalties and jail time.
Contact a New Jersey criminal attorney willing to fight for you
No matter the charges, contact an experienced criminal attorney at Keith Hirschorn, P.C. to review your case. Being charged with a violent crime is a daunting procedure and you are looking at considerable obstacles. Sometimes, the mere accusation can ruin your reputation, employment opportunities, and impact your family in multiple ways. You aren’t at the end of the road just because you were convicted of a violent crime. Attorneys at Keith Hirschorn, P.C. have the rigor needed to exhaust every avenue to try and resolve your situation. Contact us today for a consultation.