Felony Murder Defense Attorney in Camden County
Handling Serious Criminal Cases with Professionalism
Killing someone – regardless of your intent or lack thereof and the circumstances of the incident – is generally known as homicide. If you have been charged with murder in New Jersey, law enforcement officials have accused you of committing a homicide that was planned and done on purpose with bad intent. You could also be charged with felony murder if law enforcement officials believe you may have committed another type of felony in the course of the murder.
If you are facing felony murder charges, your rights, your future, and your freedom are at stake. In this grave situation, you need the services of a trusted and experienced criminal defense attorney. At The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, we craft aggressive defense strategies for people from all walks of life. Our felony murder defense attorney in Camden County can tailor her strategy to the unique circumstances of your situation. Our goal is to get your charges reduced, your sentence minimized, or your case dismissed entirely.
Murder vs. Felony Murder
Murder is defined as knowingly and intentionally killing someone or causing serious bodily injury that leads to the victim’s death. The key difference between felony murder charges and regular murder charges is that a felony murder involves a second felony crime.
You could be charged with felony murder if you intentionally or knowingly kill someone while perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate any other felony crime, such as:
- Sexual assault
Another key difference is that in felony murder cases, prosecutors do not have to prove that the alleged perpetrator intended to kill the victim to achieve a conviction. Even if the victim’s death was an accident, prosecutors could still convict someone of felony murder.
Penalties for Felony Murder
As you’d expect, felony murder is an extremely serious crime that carries severe penalties upon conviction. The potential penalties for felony murder are the same as those for general first-degree murder.
If convicted, you could be facing:
- 30 years to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole
- Up to $200,000 in fines
- Restitution payments
The sentence you receive upon conviction will depend on the circumstances of the alleged incident. Aggravating factors can heighten the penalties you receive.
Factors that may affect your sentence include:
- Whether the victim was an on-duty police officer
- Whether the victim was under the age of 14
- The felony crime committed or attempted in conjunction with the murder
The impact of a felony murder conviction can forever change your life. You need and deserve the support and advocacy of our felony murder defense attorney in Camden County . Attorney Jill Cohen has over three decades of criminal law experience to apply to your case. As a former prosecutor, she is familiar with the tactics and techniques that can prove effective in reducing your charges or getting your case dismissed entirely. Attorney Cohen knows how to anticipate the prosecution’s case against you and craft a strategy capable of withstanding their efforts.
Schedule a Free Consultation with The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen
If you are facing criminal charges with consequences that will affect you and your family for years to come, it’s essential that you obtain legal assistance from a dedicated Camden County felony murder defense lawyer. Attorney Jill Cohen represents clients throughout Camden County and is ready to assist you every step of the way. We refuse to back down from a fight, especially in particularly serious cases involving murder charges.
Let us join you in the fight for justice. Call (856) 351-5115 now to get started.
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