Suggestions on Getting the best possible plea deal in New Jersey
TOP TIPS ON HOW A DEFENDANT IN NEW JERSEY
CAN GET THE BEST POSSIBLE PLEA DEAL FROM THE PROSECUTOR
Although this article is addressed mainly for defendants who appear before Municipal Court prosecutors, many of the suggestions and strategies suggested in this article may also be helpful in dealing with County prosecutors.
is resisting arrest or eluding a police officer in new FELONY OR A MISDEMEANOR in new jersey?
WHO CAN EVER FORGET THE DEATH OF ERIC GARNER ON JULY 17, 2014?
AFTER NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS APPROACHED GARNER ON SUSPICION OF SELLING CIGARETTES WITHOUT TAX STAMPS, THEY PROCEEDED TO ARREST GARNER. AS OFFICERS TRIED TO PLACE GARDNER'S WRISTS BEHIND HIS BACK, GARDNER PULLED HIS ARMS AWAY. THE SITUATION ESCALATED, AND AFTER GRABBING GARNER'S NECK AND TACKLING HIM TO THE GROUND, MORE OFFICERS JOINED THE INITIAL ARRESTING OFFICER. THE SITUATION WENT FROM BAD TO WORST IN A MATTER OF SECONDS.
"Why Did the Police Arrest me?"
One of the questions I get asked most often is: “Why did the police arrest me? I wasn’t doing nothing! (Yes, that is a double negative)
Most of the clients that walk through my door are bitterly confused about why they were arrested. We end up spending most of our consultation-time (first consultation is free) discussing the definition of Obstruction Justice under New Jersey law. The section of the code which discusses Obstruction of Justice is 2C:29-1.
New Jersey's Obstruction of justice law 2C:29-1
Subsection (a) states: a person commits an offense if he purposely obstructs impairs a perverse administration of law or other governmental function or prevents or attempts to prevent a public servant from lawfully performing an official function by means of flight and intimidation force violence or physical interference or obstacle or by means of any independently unlawful act this section does not apply to failure to perform a legal duty other than an official duty or any other means of avoiding compliance with law without affirmative interference with governmental functions.
do You Enjoy Being A Criminal Defense Attorney?
I get a phone call in the middle of the night from a client who has been arrested for drug possession charges. I called him first thing the following morning to see how I can help him. As he begins to tell his story, I become more and more captivated by the unique facts surrounding his arrest. He's a young kid, in his early twenties and is working two jobs.
He describes in vivid detail a series of events that you can only find some of the most scandalous fiction novels. I've learned over the course of my career that quite often the more fascinating and complicated stories are the ones that have the truth in them. As he's talking, I ask myself, "is he making this up?" Why would anybody waste their time calling a defense attorney in the middle of the night to make up a story? Perhaps he's not mentally fit. Or, maybe he suffers from some mental or psychological ailment.
He proceeds to tell me that the arrest for which he needs a defense attorney occurred two months before our conversation. He shares with me that he met with several different criminal defense attorneys in New Jersey, and each one was asking for a significant amount of money. Huge amounts of money that he could not afford.
I asked him if he was facing felony or misdemeanor charges or, as they are identified in New Jersey, indictable offenses or disorderly persons offenses. He assures me that they are disorderly person offenses and I cannot understand why the attorneys he spoke with are charging him so much. Nevertheless, I asked him to fax or email me copies of the criminal complaint. Once i have this information, I can confirm that he is indeed facing disorderly person offenses.
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Read this article Before you enter an attorney's office and pound your fist on their desk and shout,
Mr. Peyrouton is a Criminal Defense Attorney in Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ.