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Penalties For Criminal Offenses In NJ

New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers Who Will Defend Your Rights And Freedom

The New Jersey criminal code defines crimes and divides them into categories based on the seriousness of the charge and the severity of the potential penalties:

  • Indictable offenses are heard in Superior Court, with penalties that include potential prison time.
  • Disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses, traffic offenses and municipal ordinance offenses are heard in Municipal Court, with a wide range of potential penalties.

Regardless of the nature of the particular offense, if you are charged with a crime or offense, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Contact Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, to schedule a free consultation.

Criminal Charges And Offenses In New Jersey

OffenseExamples of OffensesPotential PunishmentTime Required Before Expungement
Indictable Offenses
First DegreeMurder, rape, armed robbery10-20 years in prisonNot expungeable
Second DegreeAggravated assault, drug trafficking, unarmed robbery5-10 years in prison10 years from date of completion of supervision
Third DegreeBurglary, assault, theft, shoplifting3-5 years in prison10 years from date of completion of supervision
Fourth DegreeSome drug charges, shopliftingUp to 18 months in prison10 years from date of completion of supervision
Disorderly Persons OffensesMarijuana possession, disorderly conduct, trespassing, theft of servicesUp to 6 months in jail, up to $1,000 fine, possible loss of driver’s license5 years following conviction or completion of supervision, whichever is later
Petty Disorderly Persons OffensesHarassment, fightingUp to 30 days in jail, up to $500 fine5 years following conviction or completion of supervision, whichever is later
Traffic OffensesDUI, speeding, driving under suspensionFines, points on driving record.DUI: Suspension of driver’s license, fine, points, possible jail sentenceNot applicable
Municipal Ordinance ViolationsDumping trash, underage drinking, open container, excessive noiseFines, community service2 years from completion of supervision

Contact An Experienced Monmouth, Middlesex, & Ocean County Criminal Attorney

To learn more about possible defense strategies in your case, contact Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, for a free consultation with an experienced criminal offense attorney.

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