Located in Burlington County and situated between Cinnaminson and Willingboro, Delran is a fairly populated township. With nearly 20,000 residents, various points of interests and Route 130, the Delran Police Department is very active in investigating criminal offenses. If you are pulled over for a traffic ticket, Driving While Intoxicated or arrested for Shoplifting, Simple Assault, Marijuana Possession, Theft or any other criminal charges in Delran, contact the Burlington County Lawyers at Proetta & Oliver today. Our firm has represented thousand of clients facing criminal charges ranging from simple drug possession up to Aggravated Sexual Assault. Please do not hesitate to call our office with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your pending criminal charges or a pending criminal case against a loved one. We can be reached 24/7 by calling (609) 850-8284. The initial consultation is provided at no cost to you and we will gladly discuss what options may exist for you in your matter.
Simple Assault Charges in Delran
Assault is a broad term that can refer to a variety of criminal conduct, including: Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault. Most of these charges are felony indictable offenses in New Jersey that will be handled by the Burlington County Superior Court. If convicted of a felony offense, there is a possibility that you will be sentenced to a term of incarceration in a New Jersey State Prison, facing parole ineligibility and possible Megan’s Law Registration or Parole Supervision for Life (PSL). These types of assault will range between a first degree crime, second degree crime, third degree crime and fourth degree crime. However, Simple Assault, which happens to be the most common form of criminal assault in New Jersey, happens to be a disorderly persons offense (commonly referred to as a “misdemeanor”). This means that Simple Assault cases in Delran will be heard by the Delran Municipal Court. As a disorderly persons offense, Simple Assault does not carry the possibility of State Prison (though county jail is possible). However, if convicted of Simple Assault in Delran, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1, you face up to six (6) months in the Burlington County Jail, a $1,000 fine, court costs, probation and a criminal record.
Harassment Charges in Delran
Harassment in Delran is a petty disorderly persons offense. These charges will be filed under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4. In New Jersey, “harassment” involves any of of the following three (3) types fo conduct:
Make, or cause to be made, a communication or communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm
Subject another to striking, kicking, shoving, or other offensive touching, or threaten to do so
Engage in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy such other person.
In you are charged with harassment and either plead guilty or are found guilty, then the court will sentence you in accordance with the law. This means that a conviction for harassment carries the following penalties: up to thirty (30) days in the Burlington County Jail, a $500 fine, possible probation, court costs and a criminal record. However, depending upon the nature of the charges and your criminal history, we may be able to apply you for a diversionary program so that you can walk away without any criminal conviction on your record.
DWI Charges in Delran, NJ
While technically considered a traffic violation and prohibited under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, Driving While Intoxicated (commonly called a DWI or DUI), is the most severely penalized traffic ticket in New Jersey. If found guilty, you could be subject up to a license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines and surcharges, installation of an ignition interlock device, incarceration, mandatory education and assessment in IDRC and various other inconveniences. These penalties will vary depending upon the facts of your case and whether or not this is a first offense DWI, second offense DWI or third offense DWI. If yo u were pulled-over, subject to field sobriety testing, arrested and charged with Drunk Driving or Refusal to Submit to a Breathalyzer, contact our office today and speak with a Delran DWI Lawyer immediately.
Possession of Marijuana Charges in Delran
While New Jersey remains on the edge of legalizing marijuana, it is still technically illegal to possess, consume, use or distribute marijuana in Delran, New Jersey. Even if marijuana becomes legalized, there will still be restrictions on how much you may possess or have on your person at any given time. Until then, you must remain in compliance with New Jersey’s Criminal Code and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4) which states that it is illegal to possession marijuana. If you are found in possession of marijuana during a motor vehicle stop, you could be subject to jail time, up to a $1,000 fine, probation and a criminal record. Additionally, if you are driving a car with marijuana in your possession, you may also be charged with CDS in a Motor Vehicle. This is the traffic ticket equivalent of the criminal charge for marijuana possession except it carries a mandatory two (2) year suspension of your driver’s license.
Lawyers in Delran Township for Criminal Charges
In the past year alone, almost 400 criminal charges were filed and almost 2,500 traffic violations were issued by Delran Police. If you or a family member were involved in a traffic incident or police investigation, contact an experienced Criminal Attorney today. Proetta & Oliver, with offices in Burlington County, has represented and defended the accused throughout New Jersey. Firm Partner and Chair of our Criminal Practice Group in Burlington County, William C. Fay, IV, Esq., is a former Deputy Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General in New Jersey. Mr. Fay has experience as an investigator and prosecutor as well as a defense attorney. If you would like to speak to Mr. Fay today regarding your pending criminal or traffic matters in Delran Township, please call (609) 850-8284.
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