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Collingswood Criminal Defense Lawyers

Collingswood Criminal Defense Lawyers

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers Successfully Defend Clients In Collingswood and Throughout New Jersey

Were you or a loved one pulled over for a traffic violation? Charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or marijuana? Accused of shoplifting at the department store? A criminal charge is a serious matter and a conviction can negatively impact not only your immediate future but your life long-term. The experienced Collingswood criminal defense lawyers at Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC successfully defend New Jersey clients who are charged with criminal and traffic offenses. Our skilled legal team protects your rights, performs a thorough investigation of the charges brought against you, and develops a strong, tailored legal defense of the charges you are facing.

Accomplished Criminal Defense Lawyers Represent Clients Facing All Types Of Criminal Charges In Collingswood and Throughout New Jersey 

The accomplished and experienced Collingswood criminal defense lawyers at Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC have demonstrated experience representing New Jersey clients facing all types of criminal charges. Our skilled criminal defense attorneys develop tailored defenses for a wide range of criminal offenses. These include any of the following criminal charges and traffic offenses:

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, schedule a no-obligation complimentary consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights and develop a strategic defense. 

Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Criminal Charge In Collingswood and Throughout New Jersey

The legal deadlines for filing a criminal charge are known as the statute of limitations. These legal time limits are set by the states and there are statutes for prosecutors who are bringing criminal charges as well as statutes for individuals who are filing civil claims in the courts. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state depending upon the type of claim that is being filed.

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for bringing criminal charges is based on the type of crime that was alleged to have been committed. For misdemeanors, known as disorderly persons offenses in New Jersey, the statute of limitations is one year, which includes crimes such as shoplifting or harassment. New Jersey’s statute of limitations for felonies, known as indictable offenses – including bribery, official misconduct, and other related offenses — is seven years from the time when the crime was allegedly committed. New Jersey’s statute of limitations for other felonies is five years.

New Jersey does not have a statute of limitations for crimes of manslaughter or murder.  These charges may be brought against an individual at any point in time, including many years after the alleged crime was committed. New Jersey’s statute of limitations does not run in situations where the individual being charged is fleeing justice, or when the defendant is already facing prosecution for the same conduct. 

Well Respected Criminal Defense Lawyers Develop Effective Defense Of Criminal Charges Brought Against Clients In Collingswood and Throughout New Jersey

When you are charged with a crime, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the immediate impact this has on your life. And while concerns over jail time may understandably be top of mind, there are other long-lasting effects of a criminal conviction, including any of the following:

  • Loss of driver’s license
  • Loss of employment
  • Inability to secure future employment
  • Inability to secure credit
  • Loss of visa  
  • Loss of professional license
  • Loss of permanent resident status
  • Inability to pursue higher education
  • Inability to secure housing
  • Loss of a firearms license

At Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC, our well-respected criminal defense lawyers develop the strongest possible defense of the charges brought against you. To learn more about how our legal team can help your fight against the criminal charges brought against you, schedule a free confidential consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys. Schedule your free consultation with our office today. 

Talented Collingswood Criminal Defense Attorneys At Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC Successfully Defend Criminal Charges Against New Jersey Clients

The talented Collingswood criminal defense lawyers at Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC have a demonstrated track record of successfully defending New Jersey clients who are facing criminal charges. Our dedicated criminal defense team offers a free consultation so that you can make the most informed decision in your case. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team today by contacting our office.

About Collingswood, New Jersey

Collingswood, New Jersey is a borough that is situated in Camden County, approximately five miles east of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Collingswood, New Jersey is home to approximately 13,843 residents. In 2018, the majority of crimes reported to law enforcement in Collingswood were property crimes, with a total of 279 incidents reported. Crimes of larceny/theft totaled 200 incidents reported to law enforcement in 2018. There were 51 burglaries reported to law enforcement in Collingswood in 2018, and a total of 30 reported incidents of violent crime. There were 28 reports of motor vehicle theft in 2018, followed by 14 reported aggravated assault crimes and 13 reported robberies. Collingswood had three incidents of rape reported to law enforcement in 2018 and two reported incidents of arson.

Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense In Collingswood, New Jersey

FAQ: If I am convicted of shoplifting, will I have to serve jail time?

Whether you will have to serve jail time for a shoplifting conviction depends on a few different factors. Penalties for a shoplifting conviction are based upon the value of the merchandise that was presumably stolen, whether or not you have a prior criminal history and other factors. The criminal defense attorneys at Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC offer a free initial consultation; contact our office to schedule your consultation today.

FAQ: What is the penalty for possessing unauthorized prescription drugs in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, if you possess any amount of an unauthorized prescription drug it is considered a third-degree crime, the penalty for which could include a prison term of between three and five years and a fine of up to $35,000.

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Why Choose Us

  • 20 Years of Experience
    When your freedom is at stake, experience matters. At Aydelotte & Scardella, LLC, we have nearly 20 years of experience defending clients just like you. We’re proud to have been recognized by South Jersey Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense, “Rising Star” lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine, “Awesome Attorney” by South Jersey Magazine in 2018 and by the Mercer County Bar Association for our legal abilities and commitment to legal education.
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  • Dedicated to Our Clients
    At Aydelotte & Scardella, LLC, we have dedicated our legal careers to defending individuals who have been accused of a crime. We will take the time to answer any questions you may have about the charges against you, what to expect during the process and develop the strongest criminal defense strategy available in your case. We know that a criminal conviction can follow you for the rest of your life, so we will leave no stone unturned to ensure that you have the strongest defense as possible.
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  • Aggressive Defense
    We aggressively fight for individuals who have been charged with assault, shoplifting, sex crimes, domestic violence, drug crimes, weapon offenses, juvenile crimes and much more. Contact Aydelotte & Scardella, LLC today for a free criminal defense consultation. We’re ready to help you get your life back on track.
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