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Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers
Bergen County Criminal Defense Attorneys
The New Jersey criminal justice system views violent crimes as the worst sort of crimes a person can commit. When a violent crime case is brought to the court, judges and juries often hold the defendant in a biased, negative light. To help rebalance the scales of justice back to how they should be – unbiased and impartial – a reputable criminal defense lawyer must be allowed to handle the case.
If you have been accused of a violent crime in New Jersey, you should call Brickfield & Donahue immediately. Our Bergen County criminal defense attorneys are always willing to hear the details of an inquiring client’s case for no fee during a free initial consultation. All you need to do is contact us today and let us know what has happened and the events leading up to your arrest.
Types of Violent Crimes in New Jersey Legislation
As the title suggests, a violent crime must involve some form of violence, either as an act that is fulfilled or one that is threatened. In an attempt to stop violent behaviors, New Jersey’s criminal justice system frequently imposes steep penalties to anyone convicted of a violent crime, regardless of how clean their record might have been before the case began.
Criminal violations considered to be violent crimes include:
- Murder/homicide: The act of taking another’s life through intentional, premeditated means. Maximum penalties for murder includes life imprisonment with no chance of parole.
- Manslaughter: The act of taking another’s life through recklessness, such as speeding through an intersection, or without any premeditation, sometimes called a “crime of passion”.
- Aggravated assault: Using excessive threat of force, fear, or intimidation to coerce another into doing something.
- Battery: Striking someone or otherwise causing them harm; often accompanied by at least one count of assault.
- Domestic violence: Physical abuse or excessive emotional abuse directed towards a close friend or family member.
- Armed robbery: Wielding or brandishing a deadly weapon or an item that could reasonably be used to inflict harm in order to steal an item from another person.
Why You Should Work with Brickfield & Donahue
You have your choice of defenders when you have been arrested for a violent crime – the Fifth Amendment will even get you access to a public defender – but it is important for you to pick someone you know can handle the intricacies of your case and the aggression of the prosecution. Our Bergen County criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge, know-how, and experience you need to have real confidence in your legal advocate for your case.
Some of our accolades and achievements include:
- Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys by the Supreme Court of New Jersey
- 55+ years of collective legal and trial experience
- Former prosecutors with insight to your opposition’s strategies
- Selection to Super Lawyers® and Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Long list of appreciative client testimonials
- Impressive history of successful case results
Do not gamble with your future and freedom. Contact our firm today to retain the services of top-rated professionals.