KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC

ATTORNEY AT LAW

2053 Woodbridge Ave.

Edison, NJ 08817

(Phone) 732-572-0500

(Fax) 732-572-0030

www.benotguilty.com

Criminal Indictable and Disorderly Offense Penalties

Disorderly person criminal offenses- ex Simple Assault, shoplifting & cases in Municipal Court

Jail 2C: 43- 8 jail 6 month maximum

probation 1-2 year

community service 180 days maximum

mandatory costs, VCCB and other penalties

Disorderly- fines: 2C: 43- 3 $1,000 Fine maximum

There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal cases. There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.

Drug offenses: in addition to above penalties, mandatory minimum $500 DEDR penalty, mandatory lab fee and other court costs over $200, mandatory 6 month- 2 year loss of license, Probation, drug testing and other penalties. If attorney's Conditional Discharge motion is granted for first time offender. penalty can be reduced. In certain drug cases, the fine can be up to $75,000.

-Petty Disorderly person - 30 days jail maximum

Petty DP $500 max Fine, VCCB and other penalties

Indictable Criminal Penalties [Felony type] [ Superior Court]

Jail potential Fine max Probation

1st degree 10- 20 years $200,000 [presumption of jail]

2nd degree 5-10 years $150,000 [presumption of jail]

3rd degree 3- 5 years $15,000 1 year- 5 year

4th degree 0- 18 months $10,000 1 year- 5 year

There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal case. There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.

If you or a family member are charged with a criminal offense, you should retain an experienced criminal attorney to argue to reduce the penalties!

If you plead guilty: 1. You will have to appear in open court and tell the judge what you did that makes you guilty of the particular offense(s)

  1. Do you understand that if you plead guilty:

a. You will have a criminal record

b. You may go to Jail or Prison.

c. You will have to pay Fines and Court Costs.

  1. If you are on Probation, you will have to submit to random drug and urine testing. If you violate Probation, you often go to jail.

  2. In indictable matters, you will be required to provide a DNA sample, which could be used by law enforcement for the investigation of criminal activity, and pay for the cost of testing.

  3. You must pay restitution if the court finds there is a victim who has suffered a loss and if the court finds that you are able or will be able in the future to pay restitution.

  4. If you are a public office holder or employee, you can be required to forfeit your office or job by virtue of your plea of guilty.

  5. If you are not a United States citizen or national, you may be deported by virtue of your plea of guilty.

  6. You must wait 5-10 years to expunge a first offense. 2C:52-3

  7. You could be put on Probation.

  8. In Drug Cases, a mandatory DEDR penalty of $500-$1,000, and lose your driver's license for 6 months - 2years. You must pay a Law Enforcement Officers Training and Equipment Fund penalty of $30.

  9. You may be required to do Community Service.

  10. You must pay a minimum Violent Crimes Compensation Board assessment of $50 ($100 minimum if you are convicted of a crime of violence) for each count to which you plead guilty.

  11. You must pay a $75 Safe Neighborhood Services Fund assessment for each conviction.

  12. If you are being sentenced to probation, you must pay a fee of up to $25 per month for the term of probation.

  13. You lose the presumption against incarceration in future cases. 2C:44-1

  14. You may lose your right to vote.