If you have been charged with a crime, you may be facing a variety of potential consequences that have the power to change your life significantly. In some cases, a criminal conviction may even cost you your freedom. When you are facing criminal charges, you need a Somerset and Mercer County Criminal Defense Attorney on your side in court.
Crimes in the state of New Jersey can be divided into three primary categories: disorderly person offenses, petty disorderly person offenses and indictable crimes. Petty disorderly person offenses are the least serious crimes, while indictable crimes are the most serious. Depending on the crime's category and nature, you may face a variety of different penalties for conviction, including fines and/or incarceration. Some crimes, such as DUI, may also cause you to lose your driver's license.
If you have been charged with a crime in Somerset and Mercer County, you can choose to represent yourself in court, accept representation from a public defender or hire a Jersey criminal attorney to represent you in the case. Because the stakes in a criminal case are so high, hiring your own experienced attorney in generally recommended. An attorney who has experience with Somerset and Mercer County criminal defense will be able to help you collect evidence, locate witnesses and prepare your testimony for court. If the prosecution offers a plea deal during the case, your criminal attorney will also be able to help you evaluate the deal and make the best possible decision.
If you have been charged with a crime in Somerset and Mercer Counties, a criminal defense attorney can help. Attorney Christopher Olsen has many years of experience defending clients who have been accused of crimes in Somerset and Mercer Counties and the surrounding areas. Attorney Christopher Olsen also understands the stress and trauma that comes with any criminal court case. Regardless of your criminal background or the nature of your charges, Attorney Olsen will always treat you with dignity and respect. He will also make himself available to answer any questions you may have about your case.
Don't face criminal charges on your own. Please contact the Law Office of Christopher Olsen today to schedule a consultation or to learn more.