New Jersey Sentencing Procedures
After a defendant either pleads guilty too or is found guilty of a criminal offense in New Jersey the Judge must impose a sentence. If the criminal charge which the defendant needs to be sentenced on is a felony offense, the Judge must order what is known as a Pre-Sentence Report. This report helps the Judge understand who the defendant is and this will allow for him to impose a sentence which he sees fit. On the other hand, if the defendant is being sentenced to a disorderly persons offense, the defendant will be sentenced on the spot without the benefit of a pre-sentence report. At this point the Judge will be imposing a sentence based on the underline facts of the case and the argument your defense attorney puts-forth on your behalf. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is an experienced Bergen County Criminal Defense Firm with a long track record of success. We have eight criminal defense attorneys on staff, including four former prosecutors. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in towns like Hackensack, Paramus, Fort Lee, Elmwood Park, Teaneck, Lodi, Garfield, Ridgefield or Palisades Interstate Park we can help. Here is some important information with regards to the sentencing procedures in New Jersey.
Potential Sentences & Factors used in Determining an Appropriate Sentence:
- State Prison
- County Jail
- Drug Court
- Pre Trial Intervention
- Conditional Discharge
- Intensive Supervision Program
- Flat vs. 85% Sentences
- No Early Release Act
- Extended Term
- Aggravating and Mitigating Factors
- Fines & Restitution
Powerful Bergen County Criminal Defense Firm
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 100 years of combined experience on staff. We have the experience and skill set required to successfully protect your rights. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal or traffic offense in Bergen County New Jersey we can help. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation.