All persons charged with a criminal or disorderly person’s offense in New Jersey are entitled to a presumption of innocence. If you are charged with a crime or other offense, it is important that you do the following immediately:
- You have an absolute right to remain silent during questioning and you have a right to an attorney in all situations where there are consequences of magnitude. This has been interpreted to mean that there is a right to counsel in any criminal or municipal case where there is the potential for imprisonment, loss of driving privileges or other consequences of magnitude.
- If you are charged with an offense or crime, contact an experienced defense firm like Schibell, Mennie & Kentos, LLC., at (732) 774-1000 so that you rights are preserved.
- Retain all paperwork that is issued as a result of the charge whether it be a summons, complaint or other document indicating the statute for which the State has charged you with violation.
- Avoid speaking to any potential witnesses, codefendants, or others regarding the incident and immediately consult with an attorney to determine what your rights are and potential penalties that you are facing.