Ocean County NJ Felony Defense Lawyer
Ocean County, New Jersey is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, with beautiful beaches located along the Jersey Shore, as well as a multitude of restaurants, boardwalks, and activities that attract young people and families. In the summer months, Ocean County is far more densely populated than the rest of the year, and local police are supplemented by a seasonal police force to control the influx of people. Unfortunately, arrests and charges for serious crimes occur in Ocean County on a regular basis, both during the summer and throughout the year. Cases involving indictable offenses, also known as felony crimes, are tried in the Ocean County Superior Court, Criminal Division in Toms River. The Criminal Division presides over a vast array of criminal cases, including Distribution of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of Prescription Drugs. If you or your loved one has been charged with a felony or indicted in Ocean County, it is imperative that you have a knowledgeable Ocean County Superior Court Defense Lawyer defending your innocence. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver are dedicated to protecting your rights and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome. Our firm’s founder, William A. Proetta, Esq. has successfully handled countless cases in Ocean County and courts across the state. To discuss your specific criminal case and learn how we can help you fight the charges against you, contact our Toms River office today at (848) 238-2100.
Ocean Superior Court Criminal Charges
The Ocean County Superior Court is located at 120 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753 and can be contacted by phone at 732-929-2067. The Assignment Judge is The Honorable Marlene Lynch Ford, J.S.C. who is responsible for overseeing the criminal division, as well as the entire vicinage. There are four Ocean County Superior Court Criminal Judges who hear a wide variety of cases involving indictable/felony charges, including Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) with Intent to Distribute, Robbery, Prescription Fraud, and Terroristic Threats. Judge Barbara A. Villano presides over Ocean County Superior Court criminal matters. In addition, Judge James N. Citta, Judge Wendel E. Daniels, and Judge James Den Uyl hear a diverse body of cases in the Ocean County Superior Court, Criminal Division. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly appear before the judges, prosecutors, and court administrators who operate in the Ocean County Superior Court and we are dedicated to walking you through every stage of the legal process as we aggressively pursue the best possible result. Contact us for answers to your questions about indictable charges in Ocean County. You can also visit the Ocean County Superior Court Website for additional information about the court process.
Indictable & Felony Charges in Ocean County
If you are charged with a first degree, second degree, third degree, or fourth degree crime, also known as a felony, in Ocean County, your case is sent to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the Criminal Division Manager’s office. At this stage, your case will be reviewed and the State will decide whether to adjudicate your case at the Superior Court level, or to downgrade your charges to a lesser offense and remand the case to the local municipal court where the charges were issued. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can serve as an invaluable asset at this point, working on your behalf to have the charges downgraded and remanded. Our attorneys get involved as soon as possible to limit your exposure and potentially avoid your case going before a grand jury for indictment. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 119 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753. The phone number is (732) 929-2027 and mailing address is P.O. Box 2191 Toms River, NJ 08754-2191. The Ocean County Prosecutor is the Joseph D. Coronato. For more information, visit the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Website.