Hackensack NJ Homicide Lawyers

Homicide is the most serious charge under the New Jersey Criminal Code. The applicable penalties for anyone convicted of homicide or any of its lesser included offenses can be devastating on not only your life but on your loved ones as well. Some of the more common “homicide” charges in Bergen County include Felony Murder, Manslaughter, Death by Auto and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 200 years of combined experience on staff, including eight former prosecutors, whom have over 75 years of combined prosecuting experience. A homicide charge is often considered to be one of the hardest offenses for law enforcement to investigate, and it usually requires some form of confession on part of the defendant to make an arrest. Therefore, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal defense trial attorney about your options prior to giving any statements to the police, as any statement that you make can and will be used against you. Below is some important information with regards to the offense of “homicide” and it’s lesser include offenses.

Most Common Homicide Charges in Bergen County New Jersey:

        1. Murder (Criminal Homicide)
        2. Felony Murder
        3. Aggravated Manslaughter
        4. Manslaughter
        5. Death by Auto / Vessel
        6. Hit and Run where a death occurred

Depending on which Homicide offense you are charged with, it can either be a first or second degree offense. A first degree Murder conviction carries with it a presumption of incarceration and the incarceration time period must be no less than thirty (30) years. In addition, the defendant  must serve at least 85% of their sentence before they become eligible for parole. Conversely, if a defendant is convicted of a lesser offense, such as Aggravated Manslaughter, it carries with it a maximum sentence of thirty years and the normal sentence is twenty years.

Powerful Criminal Defense Firm

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has the experience necessary to protect your liberty. We have seven criminal defense attorneys on staff, making us one of New Jerseys largest criminal defenses firms. If you or someone you know has been charged with any of the aforementioned offenses it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal defense trial attorney about your options immediately. If you have any further questions or would simply like a free consultation about your charges please contact any one of our Bergen County offices.