CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

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A Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Will Fight For Your Rights

In Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, and Beyond

In order for us to remain a controlled society, we all embark each day with the intention of not breaking the law, whether that means reckless driving or moving violations to possession of drug paraphernalia or obstruction of justice. We, as a people, have many laws that help instill order and peace.

In the United States of America, our constitution states that all men and women in the court of law are innocent until proven guilty. At The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C., we have made it our mission to represent and defend anyone who has been charged in the court of law. Our criminal defense lawyer Jason Pollack is proud to offer his service to residents of Burlington County, Gloucester County, Camden County and the surrounding NJ area.

 

What Exactly Is A Felony?

We’ve all watched law shows, and we hear the term a lot, but not everyone knows exactly what a felony is. Criminal law charges in the state of New Jersey can be broken down to:

  • Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses
  • Disorderly Persons Offenses
  • Indictable Crimes (felonies in other states)

Indictable crimes carry a minimum one-year prison term if found guilty, while disorderly offenses and petty disorderly offenses are on the same level as misdemeanors in other states.

On top of the breakdown we listed above, indictable crimes are broken down even further. Indictable crimes are brought in front of grand jury, made up of your peers, to review the facts of the case and deliberate whether enough evidence exists to indict formal charges. The four degrees of indictable crimes include:

  • Fourth degree – certain robbery offenses, certain DUI/DWI offenses, forgery, stalking
  • Third degree – possession of controlled, dangerous substances, some DUI/DWI offenses, arson and certain robbery offenses
  • Second degree – aggravated arson, sex crimes, drug crimes, white collar crimes, kidnapping and burglary
  • First degree – manslaughter, murder and rape

Repeat offenses can require a charge to increase in degree. For example, certain robberies can be the 4th-degree offense for a first-time offender, but a similar conviction can result in 3rd-degree charges.

 

New Jersey Criminal Defense Firm

If you have been arrested, charged or believe that you are under investigation by a local police department, County Sheriff, or Highway Patrol, you will most likely be prosecuted in a New Jersey state court for the county where the alleged offense took place.

These offenses are referred to as state crimes which are violations of state and local statutes or ordinances. They are prosecuted in either county or circuit courts in the county in which the charges are filed, by the state attorney. In some cases, early intervention by an experienced criminal defense lawyer can even prevent an arrest or even prosecution.

The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C frequently handles the following types of cases in New Jersey state courts:

  • Drug Cases
  • Trafficking of Drugs
  • Sale of Drugs
  • Manufacture of Drugs
  • Delivery of Drugs
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Obstructing Justice
  • Resisting Without Violence
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driver’s License Offenses
  • Possession of a Fraudulent or Stolen Driver License
  • Driving with a Suspended License (DWLS)
  • Dealing in Stolen Property
  • Petty Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Probation Violations / Community Control Violations
  • Seal and Expunge Records