A few months ago, three men and one teenager were charged with homicide for murdering two individuals in East Rutherford at the Meadowlands. A New Jersey State Trooper heard approximately a dozen gun shots and saw men running near the racetrack to a Acura. A chase later ensued before the Audi crashed. all three were arrested. Inside the car the police allegedly found two guns. In addition to facing murder charges, they also face unlawful possession of a handgun , receiving stolen property, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Hackensack Murder Lawyers

If you or a loved one is facing a homicide (murder) charge, then this is a very serious charge with very grave consequences. Murder is codified under the statute as N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3. A first-degree murder charge carries a mandatory minimum of thirty years in New Jersey state prison. The maximum penalty for a first-degree murder charge is life imprisonment. Unlawful possession of a handgun without a permit is a second degree crime. This is also governed by the Graves Act, and requires, at a minimum, five years in New  Jersey state prison with a two and half year period of parole ineligibility. This means that if the defendant is convicted  of the second degree handgun charge, then the defendant will have to serve at least two and half years of their prison sentence before they become eligible for parole.

Bergen County Homicide Attorneys

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our office has the following credentials, knowledge, experience, and man-power to help you or your loved one:

  • Eleven (11) criminal defense attorneys on staff
    • Combined together, over 200 years of experience
  • Eight (8) former prosecutors on staff
    • Four (4) were former county prosecutors who’ve all tried high-profiled murders before a jury during their tenure as prosecutors
  • Multiple attorneys selected to either the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 or Top 40 Under 40
  • Two (2) attorneys selected to Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for criminal defense
    • Only 2.5% of attorneys in New Jersey are selected to said list
  • One (1) attorney certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney
    • Less than 1% of attorneys hold this distinction in New Jersey

Please give our office a call at 201-201-0086.