Manslaughter or Murder Charge Defense Lawyer in New Jersey
Have You Been Arrested For Manslaughter or Murder? Find Out What’s Going To Happen, The Penalties You Face & What A Pro Can Do To Help You
If you or a loved one are facing charges of manslaughter or murder in New Jersey, I know you are deeply distraught and extremely concerned about what might happen. You need the skills and experience of a Manslaughter and Murder Defense Lawyer in New Jersey.
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 Manslaughter and Murder Defense Lawyer in New Jersey 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.
But I can say I am one of the top ten criminal defense lawyers in the state of New Jersey. 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 website.
So call me today to discuss your case, and get a free legal consultation from an experienced attorney. As an experienced Manslaughter and Murder Defense Lawyer in New Jersey, 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 fight.
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 happened.
But there is always hope for you, even if you are facing a manslaughter charge in New Jersey courts. As a Manslaughter and Murder Defense Lawyer in New Jersey, 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 guilty.
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)
What is Aggravated Manslaughter?
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 is a first degree crime which carries a punishment ofbetween 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 the scene.
(New Jersey criminal law sec. 11-3)
Murder (Homicide) 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 Charge?
A murder defense or manslaughter defense begins with an extensive investigation of the facts of the event, and the evidence against you.
Was the even justifiable or in self defense? Were there other extenuating circumstances?
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’m a highly skilled Manslaughter and Murder Defense Lawyer in New Jersey and 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