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First Degree Crimes In New Jersey

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“What are the penalties for first degree crimes in New Jersey?”

First degree crimes in New Jersey are the most serious criminal offense that one might commit.  They carry be far the most serious penalties, in both fines and jail time.  Typically, these crimes are violent in nature, usually resulting in severe bodily harm, or death.  That said, some major drug trafficking crimes can be rated as crimes of the first degree.

First degree crimes can be punished by 10 to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $200,000.  In some cases, murder for example, a convicted felon might receive a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

As a result, you need an attorney, and one that is prepared to take you to trial.  Our firm of aggressive New Jersey defense attorneys is prepared to fight cases from start to finish.  We don’t accept bad plea bargains, and anjoy fighting cases to win.

For more information, please call the Tormey Law Firm at (201) 556-1571.

Examples of First-Degree Crimes

  • Major drug distribution charges
  • Armed Robbery
  • Murder Charges

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With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation.  

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Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

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55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

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