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.
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.
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 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.Vera
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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.William
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.Syndi
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.Kenneth
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.Anon
Without a doubt, Joe Scura is by far a professional who is well versed in the law, exceptionally transparent, Diligent in every aspect, and goes beyond his payment To make sure his client’s needs are met in all domains. Joe’s compassion is as exceptional as his performance.Judith