Address: 221 Freeway Drive East, East Orange NJ 07028
Court Administrator Cynthia Edwards
Chief Judge: Harold W. Fullilove, Jr.
Court Sessions: Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.; Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
Official Website of the Court at http://www.eastorange-nj.gov/Departments/MunicipalCourt/index.html
Criminal Defense in East Orange, N.J.
There are a number of consequences you face when charged with a crime or disorderly persons offense. In addition to incarceration and a criminal record, your reputation and the associated stigma can severely impact your ability to obtain employment. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we offer your best option in lessening these consequences when you’ve been charged or accused of a criminal violation in East Orange, New Jersey. Our exemplary criminal defense team is skilled in all areas of the criminal justice system, and we work tirelessly to defend you.
New Jersey grades criminal charges by degree, starting with First Degree for the most serious crimes, and progressing down to Fourth Degree. Defendants facing these types of charges are entitled to a jury trial, and they carry the penalty of a possible prison term. Lesser offenses are categorized as disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses. The penalty for these types of violations includes up to six months in county jail. Petty offenses result in a maximum 90-day county jail stay.
About East Orange, New Jersey
East Orange earned a high crime rating, at 323.7 in 2011. This compares to a 307.5 crime rate for all of the United States. The violent crime rate was higher than the property crime rate in 2011, at 374.9 vs. 268.8. East Orange falls somewhere near the middle for overall crimes when compared to its eight nearest cities, though the rate is nearly half that of Irvington and Newark. There were 49 registered sex offenders residing in the city in January 2014.
About The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall
The Essex County Criminal Defense Lawyers of Jonathan F. Marshall provide you with professional, competent, and vigorous legal representation for your criminal case. We start immediately by working to keep you from even proceeding to trial. Should this prove unsuccessful, our accomplished trial attorneys are equipped to present winning strategies for your court case, and we have the knowledge, skills and courtroom experience to mount the best possible defense for your unique situation.
For your best chance of defeating your East Orange criminal charge from the outset, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall the moment you are aware that you are under suspicion. Don’t hesitate to call to schedule a consultation at our Newark office immediately.