Morristown Felony Defense Attorney

Representation for NJ Felonies Focused on Results

Almost every crime is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the extent of the alleged damage, with felony crimes carrying harsher penalties. In the state of New Jersey, prosecutors work hard to gather evidence and build cases against felony offenders to illustrate their guilt. At The Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, we work to challenge their evidence and give you the chance to tell your side of the story. Our Morristown felony defense lawyer has nearly a decade of experience fighting criminal charges, including felonies.

Give us a calltoday at (973) 832-0841to make an appointment.

Types of Felony Offenses & Consequences in New Jersey

After an arrest, the judge typically looks into your past to find out whether or not you have a criminal history and, if so, the nature of the crimes on your record. The information the judge finds can directly impact the outcome of your case, which is why working with a skilled lawyer is essential. While the penalties for a felony vary, they are generally severe. Some felony offenses even carry up to a lifetime in prison without parole.

Our firm represents all types of felony charges, including:

Charges for NJ Felonies:

  • First Degree Felonies include: rape, murder and manslaughter.
  • Second Degree Felonies include: burglary, white collar crimes, kidnapping, and aggravated arson.
  • Third Degree Felonies include: some DUI offenses, certain robbery offenses, arson, and possession of controlled substances.
  • Fourth Degree Felonies include: forgery, stalking, some DUI offenses, and certain robbery offenses.

Penalties for NJ Felonies:

  • First Degree Felonies: 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $200,000.
  • Second Degree Felony: 5 to ten years in prison and a possible fine of up to $150,000.
  • Third Degree Felony: 3 to 5 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
  • Fourth Degree Felony: Up to 18 months in Prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000

Is a DUI a Felony in New Jersey?

A DUI in New Jersey is a traffic violation – but a serious one. This is why DUI defendants do not have a right to a jury trial in NJ. But the answer to the question, “ Is a DUI a felony or crime in New Jersey,” isn’t always so simple. Under certain circumstances, a DUI can elevate to a felony/crime depending on the situation. New Jersey does not use the word “felony”, instead classifies offenses as first, second, third or fourth degree crimes, disorderly persons offenses, and petty disorderly persons offenses.

Work with an Experienced & Tenacious Lawyer

As felony crimes fall within the more serious category of criminal offenses and you should have criminal defense assistance on your side after being charged with one. At The Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, we are well-versed in state law and statutes regarding felony offenses, and we are experienced in litigation and negotiation. By choosing our firm, you are choosing a Morris County felony defense lawyer who believes in finding a solution and working towards a more desirable outcome.

Call us today at (973) 832-0841 to receive the personalized attention your case deserves.

Why Choose Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura?

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  • We Strategize Based Off Each Clients’ Unique Situation
  • Extensive Knowledge That Equals Results
  • Complex & Aggressive Criminal Representation
  • Your Initial Consultation Is Free
  • Our Firm Believes in Transparent Communication
  • We Provide Personalized Attention to Each Case

Devoted to Our Clients

We Understand What it Takes to Win a Case

At Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I recommend him and would use him again"
    I was in a super stressful situation in which a driver was claiming I caused damaged to their vehicle while driving amongst other things..Mr Scura answered my initial phone call at 7pm at night, and was extremely knowledgeable and kind. He handled everything professionally, and in a timely manner always responding to all of my questions and obtained a very fair and optimal outcome in my case. I’d like to also mention he took all of the stress out of the situation for me at a time in my life that was immensely stressful! I recommend him and would use him again ( but hopefully don’t have to)
    A Franks
    "I highly recommended Attorney Joseph S. Scura"
    I hired Joseph S. Scura for my criminal case in Superior Court. Joseph was able to downgrade this case to municipal court and at the end have the matter dismissed. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Joseph was very supportive and never disappointing from the very start. I was able to reach out to him any time by text message or phone call with timely responses. His suggestions were very positive and genuine. I highly recommended Attorney Joseph S. Scura and his team for any criminal case.
    Pieter W.
    "Joe Is An Excellent Attorney"
    Joe is an excellent attorney whose phenomenal research and analytical skills, and ability to anticipate the opposing party's next move help him and his client choose the best strategy for each aspect of the case. He helped me settle a case in my favor.
    "Patient and Respectful"
    My dog and I were in serious trouble, and Joe Scura negotiated the best possible solution for both of us. He remained patient and respectful with me during what turned out to be a lengthy ordeal, but it ended well.
    "Extremely knowledgeable Professional"
    I couldn't recommend Joe Scura and his team more highly. Five stars is not enough. An extremely knowledgeable professional who follows up promptly and maintains contact. He patiently guided me through the legal system and worked tirelessly to turn a potentially serious situation into a dismissal without trial. I hope that there will never be another situation where I would need an attorney, but if so, I would call upon Joe's services without hesitation.
    "Total Professionalism"
    Mr. Scura handled my court case in Hunterdon County recently with total professionalism. He made a very difficult situation for me less emotional and was able to help me reduce the charges and reach a settlement without further court appearances.
    "Highly Intelligent and Quick Witted"
    Joe Scura is an outstanding lawyer. He's highly intelligent and quick witted. We won our case by Joe getting it dismissed. I'd hire him again in a second. I'd highly recommend his services to anyone in need.
    "Highly Recommend to Anyone"
    He went above, and beyond to make sure all my needs were met. He truly cares about his clients and works hard to do what’s best for them. I would highly recommend to anyone who is ever in need of a lawyer.

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