Violent Crimes

Newark Violent Crime Defense Lawyer

Violent crimes such as aggravated robbery, carjacking, rape, attempted homicide and murder can result in long prison sentences, without an opportunity for early parole under New Jersey's No Early Release Act (the "85% Rule").

Through early intervention, an experienced criminal defense attorney can usually help you obtain better results. While laws generally restrict the plea bargain that can be offered in a specific crime, early intervention can reduce the severity of the initial charge and therefore provide an opportunity for a lesser jail term.

One of the biggest mistakes made by people accused of violent crimes is talking to police following their arrest. Once a criminal defense attorney is representing you, police and authorities can only communicate with your lawyer regarding your case. This prevents you from unknowingly providing incriminating statements and evidence.

Before you talk to police or anyone else about your case, contact criminal defense lawyer Joseph Rotella for a free initial consultation.

Experienced Newark Violent Crime Defense Lawyer

As a certified criminal trial attorney, Joseph Rotella is recognized as an expert in criminal cases, including violent crimes. He is also board-certified as a criminal trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

As a certified criminal trial attorney and a criminal trial specialist, Mr. Rotella can approach your murder defense, rape defense, or car-jacking defense from a stronger position. Prosecutors know that he is highly successful in court and so will be more likely to offer a better plea bargain. Should your case go to court, you can feel confident that your attorney has been recognized for his skill as a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, both in and out of the courtroom.

If you think you may be a robbery suspect, or under investigation for some other violent crime, it pays to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.