Fort Lee Woman Charged With Attempted Murder

26-year-old Michelle Veleber was being held overnight in the Bergen County Jail on charges of attempted murder and weapons possession. Her bail has been set at $250,000.

Ms. Veleber was arrested after Lodi police responded to a domestic dispute just after 1 a.m., whereupon they found the victim standing in the street with a bloody shirt and holding his chest. The victim was taken to the hospital and police found Ms. Veleber inside the couple’s apartment with blood on her.

On the charge of attempted murder, a first-degree crime, Ms. Veleber could face 10-20 years in prison and up to $200,000 in fines. Depending on the specific weapons charge she is facing, she could face another 5-10 years in a New Jersey State Prison along with up to $150,000 in fines.

Attempted murder and weapons offenses are serious criminal offenses with potentially serious consequences. If you or someone you know has been charged with these or any similar weapons possession charges in New Jersey, do not delay in hiring legal representation immediately to protect your rights. The Tormey Law Firm is an aggressive trial team that has extensive experience defending clients against violent crime charges throughout New Jersey, including in Hackensack, Paramus, and throughout Bergen County.

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