NJ Law Firm Represents Defendants Accused of Violent Crimes
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Defendants charged with violent crimes face serious penalties under New Jersey’s criminal justice system. Many of those defendants are innocent and face these charges due to shoddy police work, mistaken identity, planted evidence or even racism. At the Law Office of David Jay Glassman, we work to prevent wrongful convictions by providing our clients with a formidable defense to the violent crimes they’re charged with. By drawing upon more than three decades of experience representing defendants, we do everything possible to tear holes in the government’s case against you and get your charges or sentence reduced when possible. Our legal team represents defendants facing serious charges throughout New Jersey from our offices in Marlton, Hackensack, Newark, and New Brunswick.
Understanding violent crime charges
There are many types of crime that the law categorizes as violent. Most involve force or the threat of force. Weapons may also be involved in the commission of these crimes. Some of the violent crimes defined under New Jersey law include:
- Reckless endangerment
- Assault and battery
- Aggravated assault
- Domestic violence
- Rape and sexual assault
- Simple assault
No matter how serious the charges against you, we are committed to defending your rights.
Understanding the penalties for violent crimes in New Jersey
The possible charges and penalties for violent crimes vary drastically based on what may seem to be insignificant factors. For example, your intent at the time the crime was committed can completely change the type of offense you are charged with. The use of a gun or other deadly weapon in a violent crime can elevate the charges against you. These factors are used to determine the degree of your crime. First-degree crimes carry the longest prison sentences. Fourth-degree crimes carry a maximum sentence of 18 months. Repeat convictions and other factors can also affect your sentencing. We help you understand the charges and specific penalties you face and work tenaciously to fight for the best result in your case.
We also provide aggressive defense to restraining orders, which can restrict your liberty and ruin your reputation. We’ve seen too many instances where restraining orders were used as weapons to tarnish the reputation of good people, denying them their right to come and go as they please and to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
Defenses against serious criminal charges
Our law firm has many ways of defending you. First, we can challenge the validity of your arrest, any searches that were performed, or other procedural problems that may have violated your constitutional rights. Next, we attack the government’s evidence and present our own to show that you did not commit the crime. Finally, we present legal defenses that apply specifically to the crime you are charged with. We work toward a not-guilty verdict or a lower charge by proving that you were:
- Acting in self-defense against an active attacker
- Impaired or otherwise incapable of forming the requisite intent necessary for the crime
- Not sane at the time of the alleged crime
- Acting in the heat of passion
With more than three decades of experience in criminal law, our defense attorney crafts the strongest possible strategy to fight the charges you face.
Trust a tenacious New Jersey attorney to defend you against violent crime charges
If you have been charged with a violent crime, you deserve an aggressive and experienced attorney who can begin to fight for you as soon as possible. With offices in Marlton, New Brunswick, Hackensack and Newark, the Law Office of David Jay Glassman is committed to defending those accused of even the most serious violent crimes. Our legal team handles cases throughout New Jersey. To arrange a free consultation with a skilled litigator, contact us online or call us at 866-221-1270.