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Camden County NJ. Criminal Defense Lawyer

N.J. CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SERVING CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J.

The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr. LLC.(908) 962-9929 represents defendants charged with all and any crime within the jurisdiction of Camden County N.J. Superior Court Criminal Division, and any disorderly person's charges in the municipalities within the jurisdiction of Camden County, N.J. Superior Court.  

Camden County NJ. is part of the South Jersey region of New Jersey and New Jersey's ninth most populous county.  Camden County Superior Court is located at 101 South 5th Street, Camden, NJ. 08103---a light rail stops in front of the courthouse.

UNDERSTANDING THE CRIMINAL CHARGES DEFENDED IN CAMDEN COUNTY N.J. SUPERIOR CRIMINAL COURT?

Camden County N.J. Superior Criminal Court deals with all felony criminal charges located in Title 2C of the New Jersey Criminal Code. The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr. LLC. focuses on NJ. criminal law and its substantive and procedural relation to the facts of your case.  This approach has proven to be effective in NJ. State Appellate cases, N.J. State Criminal Defense, NJ. Federal Criminal Defense, and NJ. Municipal Disorderly Persons.  Some of these charges the law firm defends in Camden County, NJ are the following:

  • Criminal Homicide
  • Assault, Reckless Endangering; Threats
  • Kidnapping and Related Offenses: Coercion
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Sexual Contact
  • Robbery
  • Bias Crimes
  • Arson, Criminal Mischief, and Other Property Destruction
  • Burglary 
  • Theft above a certain amount
  • Forgery
  • Possession of Drugs, Manufacturing of Drugs or Distributing Drugs 
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WHAT DETERMINES THE PENALTY OF A DEFENDANT UNDER THE CRIMINAL CODE IN CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ.?     

N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6 establishes the general Terms that the Camden County N.J. Superior Court Criminal Division will sentence criminal defendants convicted of a felony charge.                                                    

  • First degree for a specific term of years between 10 years and 20 years
  • Second degree for a specific term of years between 5 and 10 years
  • Third degree for a specific term of years between 3 and 5 years
  • Fourth degree for a specific term of years not to exceed 18 months.
  • Generally, a presumption of no incarceration of first offenders found guilty of Third Degree, Fourth Degree, Disorderly Person. N.J.S.A. 2C:41-1(e)

The above are general guidelines. The person should consult Legal Counsel to evaluate their case. All felonies are serious crimes. In some cases the court may offer diversionary programs such as Pretrial Intervention. However, as discussed below, alleged repeat offenders of crimes often create enhanced challenges and require effective legal counsel.

 WHAT IS LIFE IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT PAROLE IN NEW JERSEY; EXTENDED TERM FOR REPEAT VIOLENT OFFENDERS?

The New Jersey repeat offenders statute is significant for repeat offenders to consult counsel and much case law is dedicated to explaining the important statute. N.J.S.A. 43-7.1 explains generally the meaning of life without Parole: A person convicted under  N.J.S.A.  11-3 (Criminal Homicide) ;(Murder); subsection (a) of N.J.S.A. 11-4(a) (Aggravated manslaughter); crime of the first degree under  N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1 (Kidnapping); N.J.S.A; paragraphs (3) through (6) of subsection (a) 14-2 N.J.S.A.; Aggravated Sexual Assault; and N.J.S.A. 15-1 (Robbery) are all predicate serious violent crimes which subject repeat offenders to Life Imprisonment without Parole.

The above-mentioned criminal defendants must have been convicted of two or more crimes committed on prior and separate occasions regardless of the dates of conviction under the forgoing Statute or any similar Statute in the United States. (Three Strikes Law)  Moreover, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled in State v. Samuel Ryan, (A-65-20) Decided on February 7, 2022, that defendant's prior juvenile-age conviction counts as a predicate offense under the Three Strikes Law for the purposes of enhanced sentencing of Life Imprisonment without Parole.

The term life for the purposes of the above section means a person's natural life. Except that a defendant who is at least 70 years of age and has served 35 years in prison shall be released on parole if the full Parole Board determines that the defendant is not a danger to any other person in the community.

CAN A CONVICTED DISORDERLY PERSONS DEFENDANT APPEAL THE CONVICTION TO CAMDEN COUNTY NJ. SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DIVISION?

  The Camden County, NJ. Superior Court Criminal Division handles all appeals of disorderly person convictions, for all municipalities within Camden County, NJ. . Some of the Municipalities within Camden County are the following:

  • Camden, NJ
  • Cherry Hill, NJ.
  • Gloucester Township, NJ.
  • Haddon Township, NJ.
  • Lindenwold, NJ.
  • Pennsauken Township, NJ.
  • Voorhees Township, NJ.
  • Winslow Township, NJ.                                                                                                                                                                                             

THE LAW OFFICE OF CHARLES DAWKINS JR HAS SUCCESSFULLY ARGUED IN N.J. SUPREME COURT

No person in civil court or criminal court should seek to try a case or litigate a case for the express purpose of appealing the decision. The goal is to win the case at the trial level with minimum time and expense.  However, when a criminal or civil defendant seeks an Attorney they should consider whether the Attorney has successfully appealed a case or does he have good motion practice writing skills.  The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr has successfully argued before the N.J. State Supreme Court , S.T. v. 1515 Broad St., LLC 241 N.J. 257 (N.J. 2020) .. he has written multiple briefs in the Appellate Court. The best trial practice is to understand the law.  Experience is only good if the Attorney understands the law, researches the law,  and continues to practice the law.

CONTACT A CAMDEN COUNTY N.J. CRIMINAL LAWYER TODAY

If you are accused of violating any crime within Camden County, NJ.; or disorderly person's offense within any of the municipalities in Camden County, New Jersey, contact the Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr. LLC.   Here at the Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr., LLC, we will represent you and defend you against these allegations.  Schedule a Consultation to learn more.

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The Law Firm represents clients in all New Jersey Counties and municipalities including the following counties: Union County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Hudson County, Mercer County, and Camden County.

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