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Kurkowski Law -- Criminal Defense

Let a former prosecutor defend your liberties.

Daniel Kurkowski’s experience as a prosecutor gives you the advantage of an attorney who can think like the opposition and anticipate their strategy, while protecting your rights. He knows what evidence it takes to prove these crimes and when the State lacks this necessary proof. Furthermore, you will have an attorney with extensive trial experience defending your case. Hiring a former prosecutor gives you the inside advantage.The benefit to our clients is this: your attorney has argued both sides of the courtroom.

Our expertise in criminal law includes:

Assault & Battery
Aggravated Assault / Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Armed Robbery
Arson
Sexual Assault
Sexual Contact
Bad Checks
Bail Jumping / Outstanding Warrant
Breaking and Entering
Burglary
Careless Driving
Credit Card Fraud/Theft
Criminal Coercion
Criminal Mischief
Criminal Restraint
Disorderly Conduct/Disorderly Person
Distribution of Child Pornography
Domestic Assault / Domestic Violence
Driving on Suspended License
Driving Without Insurance
Drug Possession
Drug Possession (Marijuana)
Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute
Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute in a School Zone
Drunk Driving / DWI / DUI / Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Embezzlement
Entering an Unlicensed Structure
Expungement
False Imprisonment
Firearms or Weapons Charges
Forgery
Fraud
Harassment
Homicide/Murder
Invasion of Privacy
Insurance Fraud
Kidnapping
Larceny/Theft
Leaving the Scene of an Accident or Property Damage
Lewdness
Minor in Possession of Alcohol
Manslaughter/Murder
Municipal Matters
Ordinance Violations
Outstanding Warrants
Prostitution
Receiving Stolen Property
Reckless Driving
Resisting Arrest
Restraining Order Violations
Robbery
Sexual Assault
Shoplifting
Solicitation
Suspended License, Driving
Stalking
Terroristic Threats
Traffic Violations
Trespassing
Underage Alcohol Possession

Penalties

Under New Jersey Criminal Laws, indictable criminal offenses are categorized as first, second, third, and fourth degree charges. First and second degree crimes are considered to have a "presumption of imprisonment". If you are found guilty of a first or second degree New Jersey criminal charge, you will be sent to prison. Third and fourth Degree criminal charges do not have any presumption of imprisonment if you do not have any previous criminal convictions on your record. Any prior convictions you do have on your record will be considered and factored in to the sentencing process if you are found guilty of a third or fourth degree charge.

First Degree – First Degree crimes are obviously the most serious criminal matters. Offenses in this category include murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, rape/sexual assault with penetration, and some other very serious charges. The penalties for conviction for first degree criminal charges are 10-20 years in state prison.

Second Degree - Second degree crimes include sexual assault, aggravated assault with serious injury, kidnapping, robbery without a gun/unarmed robbery, endangering the welfare of a child, eluding police, computer pornography crimes, and the more serious drug charges. The penalties for conviction for a second degree criminal offense under New Jersey laws are typically 5-10 years in state prison.

Third Degree - Third degree crimes include most drug charges, theft/shoplifting charges, property damage charges, burglary charges, and most assault charges. If you are found guilty of a third degree criminal offense in New Jersey, the range of penalties is from non-custodial probation (i.e., probation without jail time), to up to five years in prison. You can also get probationary sentences that may include jail time up almost one year.

Fourth Degree - Forth degree crimes include some drug charges, theft/shoplifting charges, some sexual charges, assault charges, stalking, and a number of other charges. If you are found guilty of a fourth/4th degree criminal offense in NJ, the range of possible penalties is from non-custodial probation to up to 18 months in prison.

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