Accused of Manslaughter or Murder in New Jersey?
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If you or a loved one are charged with manslaughter or murder
in New Jersey, I know you are deeply distraught and extremely concerned about what
I know you are aware that these charges can result in significant prison time
and lives ruined, if you are found guilty.
And you are probably wondering what you can do, and what your options are to
prevent the worst outcomes from happening.
What you need right now is the best legal advice you can get.
So I urge you to talk with a number of experienced New Jersey defense lawyers
about the case. Don't wait another day before picking up the phone and finding
out what your defense options might be.
Who is the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer for Serious Criminal Charges?
No lawyer can say they are the best. It isn't ethical, and, truthfully, there
is no one "best" kind of lawyer. It depends on the case, and the match or
experience. But you also want to find the best lawyer for you. Someone with whom
you have a connection, feel comfortable, and have a level of trust that can get
you through the difficult circumstances of a long criminal trial.
I've been fighting serious criminal charges in New Jersey for a long time.
And I've made the extra effort in honing my trial skills and training to become
a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey. Only a small
percentage of defense lawyers in NJ achieve this designation.
But what matters most is having an attorney with whom you feel confident. You
need to have someone you believe in, and believes in you. And you need to have a
lawyer on your side who will make the process bearable. A major criminal trial
is difficult and lonely enough - you need to feel like you and your attorney are
in this together.
Look, I understand that nobody hires a lawyer for charges like murder or
manslaughter based on a web site.
So call me today to discuss your case, and get a legal consultation from an
experienced attorney. I can help you figure out your options, and you can decide
for yourself if I am the lawyer you need.
Please call me at (888) 628-8394 today.
J. Matthew Reisig, Attorney at Law
New Jersey Manslaughter Laws
According to New Jersey criminal law, Manslaughter is when
someone allegedly kills a person out of recklessness or by being provoked, such as during
A lot of times, manslaughter can occur when two people are
fighting and lose control. You may not have intended anything so severe to have happened.
You may feel terribly regretful and guilty for what
But there is always hope for you, even if you are facing a manslaughter charge
in New Jersey courts. I have helped many people who are accused of serious
criminal charges with dire consequences and facing serious jail time, so I know
there are always defense options, and you are absolutely innocent until proven
Manslaughter Penalties in New Jersey
Manslaughter is a second degree crime which can
result in up to ten years in a state prison.
(New Jersey criminal law sec. 11-4)
According to New Jersey criminal law, Aggravated
Manslaughter is when a person kills someone out of extreme recklessness, showing
an indifference to human life. It is also Aggravated Manslaughter when a person
kills another when attempting to elude a police officer in a motor vehicle.
Aggravated Manslaughter Penalties
Aggravated Manslaughter is a first degree crime
which carries a punishment of between ten and thirty years in prison.
New Jersey Murder Laws
According to New Jersey criminal law, Murder is when a
person knowingly and purposefully kills another person or causes substantial
bodily harm that the person later dies due to the injuries that were inflicted.
It is also considered Murder when a person who is committing a different serious
crime kills someone during the commission of that crime, or while fleeing from
(New Jersey criminal law sec. 11-3)
New Jersey Murder Penalties
Murder is a first degree crime which results in 30 years to
life in prison without parole.
Some scenarios of
Murder have a mandatory life in prison without parole sentence. Some examples
are the killing of a police officer while on duty or the killing of someone
under the age of 14 years old. Any criminal history also plays a role in
determining the severity of a conviction.
How Can I Defend a Murder or Manslaughter
A murder or manslaughter defense begins with an extensive
investigation of the facts of the event, and the evidence against you.
We often hire a private investigators to visit crime scenes
and investigate and interview witnesses and key
people who are involved in your case. We will hire a psychologist to conduct a
mental health examination and determine if you have a tendency towards violence.
I will closely examine your case for legal errors and
police mistakes which
can be contested in court such as illegal evidence collection techniques. While
we are busy preparing your case for trial, I will be aggressively negotiating
with the state’s attorney to try and get the charge and your exposure lowered.
With a case these serious and complicated, general advice
is simply not very helpful to you. We need to speak about your case so I can
fully understand what you are facing, and begin to evaluate defense options
specific to your exact circumstances.
But there really is no time to waste. Any lawyer you
hire will want the maximum amount of time to thoroughly investigate and prepare
for your case.
So call me today to set up a meeting or phone
consultation. I'll lay out for you what I think your case needs, and what your
options are. There is absolutely no obligation or cost for my consultation.
I look forward to speaking with you and offering my assistance on this very
serious matter. And I wish you the best of luck with your case.
J. Matthew Reisig, Attorney at Law
Reisig & Associates, LLC
One Broad Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
We represent clients in every criminal court across New Jersey.
A Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey