Third Degree Crimes NJ – NJ Third Degree Crimes – Punishments for 3rd Degree Crimes NJ – NJ 3rd Degree Crimes
“What are the penalties and punishments for third degree crimes in New Jersey?”
Third degree crimes in New Jersey are serious. Anything bearing lengthy prison sentences should obviously not be taken lightly.
Third degree crimes in NJ can be punished by 3-5 years in prison. and can be fines of up to $15,000.
Examples of Third-Degree Crimes
- Gun Charges
- Aggravated assault – More serious assaults can be considered second degree crimes
- Theft – Depending on the type or value of property stolen
- Possession of certain narcotics – These will typically be dangerous drugs
- Shoplifting – If the stolen goods are valued from $500 to $75,000 dollars, shoplifting qualifies as a third degree crime.
If you or someone that you know is currently charged with a third degree crime, you should be searching for defense strategies and lawyers with experience in handling that specific charge type. The “grading” of the crime doesn’t really matter other than for the sake of determining maximum sentencing guidelines.
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