Vernon Criminal Law Attorney Defends Clients Against Misdemeanor and Felony Charges
Criminal defense firm represents the accused in Wayne and Sussex counties
If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to meet with an attorney as soon as possible. The Law Offices of James C. Zimmermann in Vernon helps the accused present a formidable defense to all charges. Under New Jersey criminal laws, adults and juveniles can be charged and accused of serious matters. Felonies and crimes, considered more serious, are heard in county-level courts. Misdemeanors and offenses, considered less serious, are heard in local municipal courts. Attorney James C. Zimmermann has successfully defended clients on a wide range of criminal charges. We also represent juveniles as well as drivers facing DUI or DWI charges.
Drug crimes and penalties in the state of New Jersey
There are many substances banned or regulated under law. New Jersey imposes penalties for the possession, sale, distribution and production of illegal drugs, while other laws apply to the distribution or sale of controlled pharmaceutical substances. Additional federal laws allow for prosecution under the crimes of trafficking and conspiracy. If you are facing any misdemeanor or felony drug charge, we craft a solid defense or work to minimize your sentence through a plea bargain or other means.
Representing clients accused of DUI and traffic violations
New Jersey drivers are subject to a wide range of traffic regulations and laws. Violating them can mean fines, points on your license or even jail time. While most traffic cases, including DUI/DWI cases, are heard by traffic courts instead of criminal courts, you still need an experienced DUI attorney to help you contest the charges against you and avoid jail time. Our firm also represents those charged with reckless driving, hit-and-run, and driving on a suspended license.
Defending clients facing charges for violent crimes
Our firm represents defendants in the Vernon and Wayne areas who have been accused of violent crimes — including domestic violence, assault, arson or firearms charges. If you are facing these serious charges, you need a persistent attorney who ensures you understand what is happening in your case and has the skill and experience to defend you.
Providing skilled legal representation to those accused of theft crimes
New Jersey’s laws classify theft into classes depending on the specifics of the case and value of the goods taken. Charges include:
- Disorderly persons offenses. This type of charge applies when the value of the stolen goods or merchandise is under $200.
- Fourth-degree theft. These charges are for thefts of goods or services valued between $200 and $500.
- Third-degree theft. Defendants are charged with this crime for any theft over $500 and under $75,000. It also applies to thefts of lesser value when certain types of goods are stolen or the goods are taken directly from a person.
- Second-degree theft. There are a variety of factors that can lead to this charge, including the theft of an amount over $75,000.
Our firm represents defendants accused of any type of theft crime in New Jersey, including robbery, burglary, and breaking and entering. We also represent clients in white collar crimes such as bribery, fraud, embezzlement and racketeering.
Trust an experienced Sussex County attorney to defend you in court
When you work with us, we make sure you understand your rights, your defense and your right to diversionary treatment. The Law Offices of James C. Zimmermann presents a solid defense as we fight to get your case dismissed. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling our Vernon office at 973-764-1633 or contacting us online.