What iS AN INDICTABLE CRIME, also known as a felony?

An indictable crime is distinguishable from a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor) in that for a felony,  you can go to state prison if convicted.

Felonies/Indictable crimes are heard in the Superior Court in the County that the alleged offense took place.  Once there, you have the right to attorney and the right to have a trial before a jury of your peers.  

Criminal matters can be delayed for years and can often feel like they are taking over your life and that you are losing control emotionally.  For these offenses,  it is important to hire someone with experience because your freedom can be at risk.   

At the outset, your case will either be put on a Summons (ticket form) or a Warrant that requires your arrest and detention.  For some, the prosecutor may file a motion to detain you and hold you in jail indefinitely until a trial occurs.  However, in most cases, you are entitled to a detention hearing.  If represented by Ms. Fiorino at the detention hearing phase, she will  aggressively fight to have the Judge order your release from jail.  Through her years of experience, she knows what factors the court considers to be important in your release and those which may be considered alarming. 

There are many types of crimes that you can be charged with and some are more easily handled than others. 

Types of Felony-Indicatble CRIMES AND Charges IN NEW JERSEY

There are many offenses that are considered crimes in New Jersey.  The crimes range from first through fourth degree.  The higher the degree, the more severe the potential punishment.  For example, some crimes such as third degree possession of CDS (controlled dangerous substances) or fourth degree thefts (less than $500) may permit a probationary sentence but for first a second degree crimes, extensive state prison terms may be required. 

Ms. Fiorino is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has represented individuals charged with the most serious crimes such as murder, manslaughter, and first degree robbery to lower level offenses such as forgery or bad checks.  

Below is a list of commonly charged criminal offenses in the State of New Jersey.

  • Possesion of CDS (Drugss) NJSA 2C:35-10
  • Possesion with Intent To Distribute Drugs
  • Theft NJSA 2C:20-2
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Bad Checks
  • Forgery
  • Possession of a weapon
  • Kidnapping
  • Shoplifting
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Criminal Process
  • Robbery
  • Sex Offenses
  • Child Pornography
  • Lewdness
  • Megan's Law Violation

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