Car jacking is a serious crime in the state of New Jersey, resulting in lengthy prison sentences for those convicted. Under New Jersey's No Early Release Act, persons convicted for car jacking must serve 85% of their sentence before they are eligible for parole. However, if the charges against you are reduced, you may avoid a long prison sentence or jail altogether. That's why it's essential that you involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer early in the process. At the law office of Joseph D. Rotella we thoroughly review police reports, eyewitness testimony, and other evidence surrounding the charges against you. What may have been a robbery or car theft is often mistakenly treated as a car jacking by prosecutors. We step in, presenting evidence in support of a reduction or dismissal in the charges against our client.
Mr. Rotella is Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, which means that he has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme as an expert in criminal law.
To schedule a free, confidential consultation, contact the law office of criminal defense attorney Joseph D. Rotella today. Located in Newark, our office represents clients throughout New Jersey, including East Orange, Jersey City, Hoboken, Hackensack, Freehold, Morristown, Paterson, Union, Woodbridge, Camden, East Brunswick, and Kearny.What to Do after You've Been Arrested
If you've been charged with car jacking, it's essential that you contact an attorney immediately. Don't try and talk your way out of your arrest by telling the police or prosecutor that you were "just along for the ride," or "didn't know the car was stolen." The things you say now may contradict eyewitness testimony and evidence the police have which could hurt you later at trial.
Our criminal defense lawyers will represent you during any talks or discussions with prosecutors, making sure your rights and interests are protected. Working with our own investigators, once we establish the facts of your case we may be able to reduce the charges against you.Restoring a Balance of Power
Our criminal justice system often operates on a logic all its own. Understanding how to interact with prosecutors, investigators, and judges is important when entering a plea arrangement or negotiating a reduction in charges. For over 33 years, Joseph D. Rotella has represented and defended the accused. We have the experience and knowledge needed to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
For more information regarding how we can help you, contact Newark, New Jersey car jacking attorneys at the law office of Joseph D. Rotella today.