Brielle Criminal Lawyer

Located along the Manasquan River in southern Monmouth County, the borough of Brielle encompasses a population of approximately 4,774 residents within 2.375 square miles.  The borough has an extremely low crime rate, even for offenses such as thefts and drug possession, which are fairly common along the Jersey Shore.  However, drug use and distribution are becoming more common among teens, especially for marijuana, heroin and prescription opiates such as OxyContin and codeine.  Teens generally do not understand the seriousness of a drug charge, especially if they are technically minors, and would strongly benefit from consulting with a Brielle criminal lawyer.  The law does offer some protection for juveniles, such as not releasing their names to the public, but the types of penalties are just as harsh as those imposed on adults.

Penalties for Drug Convictions in Brielle

First and foremost, there is always a monetary fine associated with drug convictions, which can range from $500 to hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Second, it is almost a certainty that the court will suspend or revoke your driver’s license for at least six months.  Third, you can be sentenced to a jail or prison term of 6 months or more for being in possession of even one gram of marijuana.  Many teens also believe that jail or prison terms only apply to adults, but minors are often sentenced to serve time in juvenile detentions centers.  Even more damaging is the resulting criminal record, which can follow a person for life.  A criminal record makes it extremely difficult to obtain employment, find a place to live, or gain acceptance into certain college programs. Talking with an experienced Brielle criminal lawyer is critical to minimizing the long term consequences of a conviction.

Get Advice from a Brielle Criminal Lawyer Today

Regardless of your age or personal circumstance, an arrest for a criminal offense in Brielle is a very serious matter.  The New Jersey Courts System recommends that you seek assistance from an attorney, as they cannot advise you on legal matters.  A criminal defense attorney has thorough knowledge of the law and the criminal justice process, which is critical to fighting your charges.  The criminal attorneys of Villani & DeLuca would like to speak with you about all your available options during a free, no-obligation consultation.

You will have the benefit of having your case reviewed by founding partner Carmine R. Villani, Esq., who has over 20 years of experience as a Brielle criminal lawyer, in both the prosecution and defense of criminal cases.  You may also consult with Associate Timothy L. Horn, Esq., who has over 11 years of experience in trying criminal cases throughout Ocean and Monmouth County.  They will be happy to give you a full explanation of your rights, and advise you on the best option for reducing or eliminating your charges.  If you are a juvenile or a first-time offender, it is absolutely imperative that you take the correct steps to avoid a permanent criminal record.  Our lawyers may be able to help you get accepted into diversionary programs, such as pretrial intervention or conditional discharge, or negotiate a plea with the prosecution for a reduction of your charges.

Please call (732) 965-3350 today to schedule a free initial consultation with our knowledgeable Brielle criminal defense attorneys.