Sentencing in New Jersey Criminal Cases
Criminal Defense Attorney in Totowa, New Jersey
Sentencing is possibly the most significant aspect of a criminal case. It is the point at which a Judge will determine the punishment for the crime that you have either been found guilty of or pled guilty to. The sentencing range is extraordinarily broad. In certain circumstances, you might be eligible for non-custodial probation, meaning that you will not have to serve any time in either the county jail or New Jersey State Prison. In other circumstances, you might be facing a lengthy term of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison with a period of parole ineligibility, meaning that the Court will specify a term that must be served before you will become eligible for parole. In some circumstances, you may be subjected to additional penalties such as a driver’s license suspension or a requirement to reimburse the State’s victim for damages sustained (i.e., restitution ). In all circumstances, the Court will impose fines upon you.
Even if you entered a plea agreement with the State of New Jersey and agreed to a specific sentence, a skillful defense attorney may be successful in arguing for a lesser sentence.
If you are pending sentencing for a criminal conviction, it is imperative that you have an experienced lawyer arguing for the best possible result. Contact Alissa D. Hascup today to schedule a free consultation.
Passaic County NJ Criminal Sentencing Lawyer
Ms. Hascup is a talented criminal defense lawyer who represents clients throughout New Jersey, including Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, and Paterson, who seek to obtain the best outcome at sentencing. She has appeared at Sentencing Hearings on crimes ranging from aggravated manslaughter, aggravated sexual assault, arson, and robbery, to terroristic threats, eluding, endangering the welfare of a child, and contempt. She has experience with the following Sentencing issues:
- Sentencing ranges and presumptions
- Aggravating and Mitigating Factors
- Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences
- Parole ineligibility terms
- ‘Graves Act’
- ‘Brimage Guidelines’
- No Early Release Act (NERA)
- Three strikes
- Extended terms
- Domestic violence sentencing
- Sex offender sentencing
- Drug offenses: waiver of mandatory minimum and extended terms
- Jail credits and credits for time served
- Alternatives to Incarceration
- Restitution and fines
- Victims and sentencing
- Modification or reduction of sentence
Contact a Denville NJ Sentencing Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Having the right lawyer argue for you at Sentencing can make all the difference. Alissa D. Hascup is available anytime to discuss your case. Your initial consultation is always provided free of charge. Contact Ms. Hascup right away.