Yes, because of a recent ruling, successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court by Attorney Matthew Reisig, judges in the state are required to consider post-offense conduct when issuing a sentence, with the goal of providing a fair sentence to the person who stands before them at the time, rather than the person involved in the criminal conduct in the past.
Because criminal cases often take months or longer to work through the system, offenders have ample opportunity and strong motivations to take actions to turn their lives around.
Your attorney can make sure that the sentencing judge is fully informed as to the steps you’ve taken, whether it is to address a substance abuse problem, volunteer in the community as a way to create moral restitution, or other actions that can be viewed as sincere efforts to make better choices and reduce the likelihood that you’ll face criminal charges again.
A criminal case involves many different elements, and the outcome can be improved by many factors that are within your control.
Attorney Matthew Reisig can ensure that you have the highest level of representation available, and build a defense case and strategy to protect your rights and freedom.
Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.