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Aggressive Murder Defense Lawyer in Morristown

Defending Clients Against Murder Allegations

If you have been arrested on murder charges or even believe you are being investigated for murder, you are likely aware of the severity of the situation. There isn't any charge more serious than a murder charge and the state of New Jersey agrees. State prosecutors are known for being extremely tough on the accused, aggressively investigating and prosecuting people charged with violent crimes such as murder. At The Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, we understand just how high the stakes are. We also understand the importance of acting quickly to protect your rights.

Don't wait any longer to protect your future. Call us today at (973) 832-0841 for strong representation.

Defenses for Murder Charges

At our firm, we believe that just because someone was killed does not automatically mean an intentional murder was committed. Our Morristown murder defense attorney knows that there are many circumstances which can lead to the death of another. We are committed to thoroughly investigating your case and aggressively defending you in court.

A few of our defense strategies may include:

  • Acting in the defense of others
  • Lack of intent
  • Accidental death
  • Self-defense
  • Mental instability

Penalties for Murder Under New Jersey Law

Murder is a crime committed purposefully or knowingly killing another individual or causing harm from which the person later dies. This crime can also be committed by a person who is committing another felony crime, such as during a robbery or while fleeing the scene. Under New Jersey criminal law section 11-3, murder is a first-degree crime. While the penalties can vary depending on the nature of the alleged offense, typically this crime carries 30 years to life in prison without parole.

Trust Our Experienced Murder Defense Lawyer to Defend You

At The Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, we have nearly a decade of representing clients accused of criminal acts. We are prepared to provide you with the serious legal representation that a charge of murder requires. Our Morris County violent crime defense lawyer is qualified and committed to helping you face this challenging and scary situation.

We're here to help 24/7. Reach out to us now at (973) 832-0841 for aggressive legal help.

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Why Choose Joseph S. Scura?

  • We Take It Personal

    Attorney Scura works directly with every client and treats each case with the utmost attention.

  • Transparent Communication

    We believe that transparency and honest communication is vital to the success of your case.

  • Strategic Defense

    We know no two cases are the same, so there is no one size fits all defense strategy.