Gun charges can have serious consequences for any offender. If you have been arrested and charged with a gun-related crime, it is important to seek experienced legal counsel. You could face mandatory jail time upon conviction. An experienced legal advocate can independently investigate your case, identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case, negotiate a plea bargain, or effectively defeat the charges against you.
If your child is detained for violating the law in New Jersey today, there is good news. The old days, when many juveniles were simply placed in detention, with nonviolent offenders sharing facilities with violent youngsters, is mostly gone in New Jersey. Since 2004, when five New Jersey counties elected to participate in a national initiative that offered alternatives to juvenile detention, the number of minors experiencing lockup in New Jersey has decreased by 60 percent. Some counties, such as Camden, have had an 80% reduction in juvenile incarceration in the last eight years. Sixteen of New Jersey's 21 counties now use this approach.
WHAT CONSTITUTES AN INDICTABLE OFFENSE IN NEW JERSEY?
Are you under investigation for an "indictable offense" in New Jersey? Do you have a friend or family member who has been arrested or detained under suspicion of committing an "indictable offense"? Are you uncertain what that means and how it affects your rights? This blog post provides an overview of what makes a criminal charge an indictable offense, and helps you understand what that means.