New Jersey Violent Crime Defense Lawyer
If you’ve been charged with homicide, armed robbery, rape or another violent crime, you could be facing very serious consequences. Conviction for one of these crimes will almost certainly involve jail time and a permanent criminal record.
I am Anthony N. Palumbo, a partner at the law firm of Palumbo & Renaud and a criminal defense attorney with more than 35 years of experience. If you’re facing violent crime charges, you’ll want that kind of experience on your side. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation about your criminal defense options. I will give you an honest assessment of your chances for dismissal, reduction of charges, or an acquittal at trial.
Taking on Accusations of Violence
Crimes involving violence are among the most serious under New Jersey criminal law. These crimes include:
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault & Fighting Offenses
- Disorderly Conduct
- Obstruction Offenses
- Resisting Arrest Charges
- Sexual Assault
- Simple Assault
- Terroristic Threats
- Weapons Offenses
The consequences of a violent crime conviction can depend on your state of mind when the alleged crime occurred. Evidence of road rage or drunkenness can lead to the belief that you had less control over your actions, and this may lead to lesser charges and less severe consequences.
Avoiding Mandatory Sentencing
Under New Jersey law, some violent crimes involve mandatory sentences. If you’re convicted, the judge will not have any option but to send you to prison.
I will do everything I can to avoid prison or reduce your sentence. Depending on your specific circumstances, this could involve making a deal with prosecutors for you to plead guilty to a lesser charge that does not carry a mandatory sentence.
If you have been charged with a violent crime, contact me to enlist an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to protect your rights and freedom.