Ship Bottom Criminal Lawyer

Ship Bottom Criminal LawyerThe borough of Ship Bottom is known as the “Gateway to Long Beach Island”, providing the sole road access from Stafford Township via the Manahawkin Bay Bridge on Route 72.  Known for its beaches and beautiful public parks, Ship Bottom is an ideal summer getaway for tourists who want to avoid the noise and crowds of Point Pleasant Beach.

Ship Bottom Crime Includes Petty Theft and Burglary

Ship Bottom is a relatively safe community, with rare incidents of violent crime.  Most criminal incidents in Ship Bottom are petty thefts, with occasional incidents of burglary.  However, these offenses are not “petty” according to New Jersey law, as penalties for burglary convictions include a mandatory prison sentence of three to five years.  If you used a weapon, or threatened to bodily harm an individual during the commission of the burglary, your sentence is automatically elevated to include a prison sentence of five to ten years.  Within the last decade, significant improvements in surveillance equipment have made it possible to obtain clear footage of robberies.  The footage is released to the public, often resulting in the capture of the offenders.

Review Your Potential Penalties with a Ship Bottom Criminal Lawyer

All criminal offenses carry harsh penalties which can seriously disrupt your life.  For instance, any drug possession charge results in the loss of your driving privileges for at least six months, in addition to fines, mandatory community service and possible jail time.  Even more damaging is a criminal record, which can follow you for life.  Most employers, landlords and school admissions boards do not care that your conviction was from many years ago, or that it was for a relatively minor offense.  This means that even a disorderly persons offense, such as shoplifting or resisting arrest, may make it extremely difficult for you to find a job or even a place to live.  When facing such serious consequences, it’s imperative to seek advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney.  Please consider speaking with the Ship Bottom criminal lawyers of Villani & DeLuca, who have over 30 combined years of experience in criminal defense.  Partner Carmine R. Villani, Esq. is a former municipal prosecutor and public defender for numerous municipalities throughout Ocean and Monmouth Counties.  With over two decades of experience in both the prosecution and defense of criminal cases, he is uniquely qualified to advise you on the best defense options for resolving your charges.

Contact a Ship Bottom Criminal Lawyer Today for Your Options

Mr. Villani and Mr. Horn would like to speak to you about all your options, which may include diversionary programs such as pretrial intervention and conditional discharge, in addition to a traditional court trial. Our lawyers look forward to reviewing you case and addressing all your concerns during a free, no-obligation consultation.  Please call (732) 965-3350 to schedule your free consultation!