Jersey Courts for More than 30 Years.
If you have been accused of committing a crime, it is essential that you retain an experienced defense attorney immediately. At Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., our Middlesex County property crime lawyers have more than 60 years of combined legal experience.
We defend every client vigorously in court, and we also provide invaluable legal advice and assistance out of court. A robust criminal defense is necessary to help you win a dismissal, acquittal, a reduced plea bargain, or a reduced sentence.
Property crimes range in severity from armed robbery to shoplifting, with potential sentences which may include lengthy periods of incarceration, fines, penalties, restitution, and community service. The consequences of a criminal conviction often reach far beyond the walls of the courthouse, and may impact employment, certain types of licenses, and personal relationships. The skilled and experienced property crime lawyers at the Middlesex County firm of Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., will fight to protect your freedom and your future if you are facing criminal charges.
Theft is a general term that refers to the unlawful taking of property from another person. Common types of theft include:
Unlike most jurisdictions, which classify crimes as felonies and misdemeanors, the New Jersey Criminal Code classifies indictable violations as “crimes” and municipal offenses as “disorderly persons offenses” or “petty disorderly persons offenses.” In the State of New Jersey, a disorderly person offense carries up to six months incarceration plus fines and penalties. Indictable crimes vary in degree of severity:
At Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., we carefully review all of the evidence and legal issues in every case, and we will discuss and explain everything so that you are able to make an informed decision how to proceed. We will investigate whether there is sufficient evidence to link you to the crime charged. We will investigate whether the methods that were used by members of law enforcement were constitutionally sound. If, for example, the arresting officer did not have the right to search your home, your vehicle, your person, or your property to collect evidence against you, this would amount to an unlawful search and seizure. If, for example, you made any statements or confession to members of law enforcement, we will scrutinize the surrounding circumstances to evaluate whether the statements or confessions were made after being advised of Miranda warnings, or whether the statements or confessions were unlawfully coerced. Unlawfully obtained evidence, including physical evidence, statements, and confession, may not be admissible in court against you.
Contact the attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C. if you have been accused of a property crime in New Jersey. Call our Metuchen office at 732-767-0044 or use our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with a property crime attorney in Middlesex County.