New Jersey Felony Lawyers
Being convicted of a felony is life-shattering – it will haunt you forever. It doesn’t matter what the crime was –it only matters that it was a felony conviction. Many employers run background checks before they will hire you. When that conviction comes up, the chances of you getting hired is zero. But it isn’t limited to work – your entire life can be negatively impacted – from getting a loan or credit card, to finding housing, voting, owning firearms, and last but not least, your reputation will irretrievably suffer.
In United States, crimes are classified into three broad categories according to their severity and repercussions: infractions, misdemeanors, and felony. Infractions are mostly petty crimes for which a jail term is not usually warranted. Misdemeanors may result in possible jail terms usually not longer than a year, while a felony is the most serious of crimes, with punishment extending from a year to life in prison, and in some cases, could result in the death penalty.
With several former prosecutors comprising the criminal defense team, the Law Offices of Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC has a hard-earned reputation for zealously representing individuals charged with felonies over its more than six decades in existence.
What Constitutes a felony in NJ?
Felony charges may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Aggravated assault
- Assault And Battery
- Vehicular homicide
- Armed robbery, Burglary, Grand larceny or grand theft
- Fraud: white collar crimes, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, wire fraud , medicaid fraud, RICO, Tax evasion
- Threatening an official (police officer, judge)
- Obstruction of justice
- Sex Crimes, Rape, sexual assault, Child pornography
- Drug Crimes
- Vandalism on federal property
- Violating parole, probation, or recognizance bond
Felonies are classified as either violent or non-violent. Some white collar crimes are also considered felonies. For second time offenders of certain misdemeanors, the misdemeanor may be elevated to a felony. The laws and punishment for felony vary from state to state. Punishment gets increased along with the seriousness of the crime and in some cases the person can also lose their civil rights such as right to bear arm and vote in election.
Facing Felony Charges In NJ
If you are facing felony charges in New Jersey, call us immediately for a free initial consultation. The criminal defense team at Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC is standing by to protect your rights and to build the most aggressive defense strategy possible. With so much at stake, it is imperative that your defense counsel is highly experienced, well-respected, and intimately knowledgeable in regard to the New Jersey criminal court system.
Based in New Jersey, Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, our attorneys have been representing clients in New Jersey. Our attorneys bring together 250 years of criminal law experience, and are able to aggressively use proven strategies to help your prevail when facing a full spectrum of felony charges, including but not limited to sex crimes, homicide crimes, drug offenses, white collar crimes, juvenile offenses, DUI, and computer internet crimes.
Felony accusations can seriously impair your reputation and ability to secure or maintain future employment. A conviction for a felony offense can have devastating implications and result in the loss of your civil rights.
Diversion Programs For First Time Felony Offenders
It is crucial that a Felony case be handled with extreme care and caution by experienced savvy Felony defense attorneys. Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, attorneys are former Felony prosecutors and have handled numerous Felony cases of all levels of complexity in New Jersey. Our attorneys examine each Felony case to determine if it can be dismissed and removed from your record. If this is a first Felony offense, our attorneys will pray the Court to refer the offender to diversion programs designed for certain first time Felony offenders which will ultimately result in dismissal of your charges. Our attorneys will also fight to seal or expunge your Felony case.
Determined Former Prosecutors
Each case our Felony defense attorneys at Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, handle is fought with the same degree of vigor and working towards dismissal and keeping potential penalties to a bare minimum. Our experience as former Felony prosecutors and Felony Defense attorneys gives us the tools we require to offer you with the defense you deserve. Our attorneys understand that your reputation, livelihood and well-being are on the line and we treat the opportunity to represent you as an honor and privilege.
At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, we are a New Jersey criminal defense law firm determined to offer aggressive and skilled legal representation that can help you gather and sort through the evidence of your case. If you have been arrested on any Felony criminal charge or you are facing any Felony criminal charge in New Jersey, contact Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Contact our New Jersey felony lawyers today
Our Felony criminal defense attorneys keep flexible office hours, with weekend appointments available, and for your convenience we can meet you in your home or jail or prison if you cannot travel to our office. We offer flexible scheduling and payment options. For a free initial consultation, call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free.