Bergen County Felony Attorneys
Criminal Defense Lawyers for Indictable Crimes in Hackensack, New Jersey
Charges for first degree, second degree, third degree, and fourth degree crimes in Bergen County are heard and decided in the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack. These indictable offenses, often referred to as “felonies,” can range from aggravated assault to unlawful possession of weapon, robbery, and heroin distribution. Depending on the nature of the offense and the degree of the charges, a felony conviction can expose you to incarceration in New Jersey State Prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and other collateral consequences. For example, certain felonies prevent you from being able to possess or use a weapon for the rest of your life. Additionally, employers often rule out candidates for jobs when they have a felony conviction on their record. If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Bergen County, New Jersey, it is critical to enlist an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights.
The skilled attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm understand that nothing is more important than your liberty, and we will do everything in our power to preserve your rights, restore your reputation, and help you maintain a clean criminal record. Having handled thousands of criminal cases in both Superior Courts and Municipal Courts in Bergen County and throughout New Jersey, our lawyers have accumulated a wealth of experienced in the realm of criminal defense. Travis J. Tormey, the firm’s founder, is considered a legal authority in New Jersey, and has been called upon as a contributor to a host of respected publications. For example, he was quoted in the Asbury Park Press as a legal authority on Megan’s Law and sex offenses in New Jersey. He was also featured in The Daily Record in an article about the immigration consequences of a shoplifting conviction.
With a New Jersey Prosecutor and a former New Jersey State Trooper among the members of our highly knowledgeable staff, The Tormey Law Firm is entirely equipped to assist you through this difficult time. If you are confronted with criminal charges in Bergen County, New Jersey, contact our office in Hackensack for immediate assistance at (201)-330-4979. The initial consultation is always free of charge, so please do not hesitate.
Bergen County Superior Court Criminal Charges
Bergen County is the most populous county in New Jersey, with a growing population of more than 900,000 people. Located in the northeast corner of the state, just across the Hudson River, Bergen County has a total area of 246 square miles. Local municipal courts throughout Bergen County typically handle traffic violations and parking summonses, most minor criminal matters (known as disorderly persons offenses), and borough or township ordinance violations. More serious offenses involving jail exposure greater than six months are initially processed in the local municipal court before being transferred to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for review and then the Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack, NJ for adjudication. The Bergen County Superior Court hears all indictable felony charges issued within its jurisdiction.
Notably, the court offers a number of programs which serve as attractive avenues for avoiding the full brunt of prosecution and the consequences of a conviction. For instance, the drug court program may allow you to avoid jail and to undergo rehabilitative treatment as an alternative. In addition, the court operates a pre-indictment program, which allows for pre-trial conferences that may allow you to avoid trial altogether. Lastly, the court offers diversionary programs such as the Pre-Trial Intervention Program, which allows eligible defendants to complete certain requirements during a probationary period as a means by which to achieve the dismissal of the charges against them.
Bergen County Superior Court Information
The Bergen County Superior Court is located in the Bergen County Justice Center at 10 Main Street in Hackensack, NJ. The Bergen County Superior Court is open for court business Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the Criminal Division main office can be contacted directly at 201-527-2400.
For more information on the Bergen County Superior Court, please visit the following websites:
Bergen County Superior Court Criminal Division Information
The Bergen County Superior Court has six trial court judges:
- Judge Lilana DeAvila-Silebi (Presiding Judge)
- Judge Eugene H. Austin
- Judge James J. Guida
- Judge Edward A. Jerejian
- Judge Patrick J. Roma
- Judge Donald R. Venezia
Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is also located in the Bergen County Justice Center at 10 Main Street in Hackensack. The office’s main telephone number is 201-646-2300. The Bergen County Prosecutor is John Molinelli, and he is the chief law enforcement officer for the county.
For more information about the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, please visit their website.
Directions to Bergen County Superior Court
Contact a Bergen County Felony Criminal Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
If you or a loved one has been charged with an indictable crime in Bergen County, New Jersey, you need straight answers from a lawyer who truly understands the legal system. Contact the Tormey Law Firm today at (201)-330-4979 for a comprehensive analysis of your case. A skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney will walk you through your options and explain your rights. We always provide free consultations.