Experienced New Jersey Attorney Seeks Justice for Defendants
Effective Northfield law firm assists clients arrested for alleged wrongdoing in Southern New Jersey
When you are potentially facing jail time and other penalties, you need a defense attorney with an intricate understanding of New Jersey’s justice system. Since 1979, Joseph J. Rodgers Chartered in Northfield has helped people accused of drug crimes, DWI’s, assault and other serious wrongdoing by providing a solid defense. When I take on your matter, I will put my nearly 50 years of legal experience to work in seeking justice for you. You can trust me to carefully review all the details of your alleged crime and challenge the prosecution’s evidence. I represent clients throughout Southern New Jersey.
Committed legal advocate helps people arrested for driving while intoxicated
In New Jersey, you are considered to be driving while intoxicated if your blood alcohol level is .08 or higher or you’re under the influence of drugs. For first time offenders, penalties for DWIs generally include jail time of up to 180 days and a fine of up to $1,000, increasing if there are multiple offenses. You may also lose your license for anywhere from three months to 10 years, possibly perform community service and have an ignition interlock device put on your car. If there are aggravating factors involved, the penalties can be even stiffer. I will scrutinize the circumstances and evidence in your chase to develop the best strategy for fighting the charges and potentially having them dismissed or reduced.
Strategic defense counselor aids people in drug crimes cases
You can be arrested for a drug crime in New Jersey if you possess marijuana and are not a qualified medical marijuana user, possess other illicit drugs, possess prescription drugs without a valid prescription or possess drug paraphernalia. Depending upon whether it’s your first offense or you have prior convictions, you may face serious penalties. There are several possible defenses to drug possession charges and other drug crimes, such as whether the police had probable cause to search you, whether it can be proven that the drugs were actually in your possession, or whether racial or other bias was involved in the decision to conduct a search. When you’ve been arrested for a drug crime, I will examine your case to determine the strongest defense.
Diligent lawyer provides powerful representation to clients accused of violent crimes
Violent crimes against people are serious offenses and, for a first-degree murder conviction, you could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. Sentences for sexual assault and aggravated assault can also involve significant prison time. If you’ve been accused of one of these offenses or another violent crime against a person, I will work hard to challenge the prosecution’s case and have your sentence reduced or your charges dismissed, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Contact a resolute New Jersey defense attorney when you are charged with a crime
For nearly 50 years, Joseph J. Rodgers Chartered in Northfield has defended Southern New Jersey clients being prosecuted for serious crimes in New Jersey. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 609-391-2608 or contact me online.