Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law and litigation topics. He was awarded the NJ State State Bar Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year. He lectures and handles criminal cases, Municipal Court, DWI, traffic and other litigation matters. He is Co Chair of the ABA Criminal Law Committee, GP and was a speaker at the ABA Annual Meeting. To schedule a confidential consultation, email us at: VercammenAppointments@NJlaws.com, call or visit Website: http://www.njlaws.com.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Statute of Limitations: Criminal & Traffic

Disorderly person criminal offenses - 1 year. This means the Complaint must be signed within one year of the offense. It does not mean the Complaint must be served on the defendant, or that the trial must be held within 1 year.

Indictable Criminal Penalties [Felony Type] 7 year Statute of Limitations
Jail Fine Probation
1st Degree 10-20 years $200,000 [presumption of jail]
2nd Degree 5-10 years $150,000 [presumption of jail]
3rd Degree 3-5 years $15,000 1 year-5 years
4th Degree 0-18 months $10,000 1 year-5 years

There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal cases. There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.

If you or a family member are charged with a criminal offense, you should retain an experienced criminal attorney to argue to reduce the penalties!

MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

39:5-3 30 days Statute of Limitations except as posted below
39:3-12 Illegal obtaining DL - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:3-34 App. for DL while SUS - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:3-37 False App. - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:4-129 Leaving the scene of accident - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:10-24 Misrepresentation on title - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:3-40 Driving while suspended DWS - 90 days Statute of
Limitations
39:4-50 DWI - 90 days Statute of Limitations
39:6B-2 No Insurance - 6 months Statute of Limitations
39: 5-31 DMV Director of Magistrate can revoke license for willful
violations even if Statute of Limitations has passed

Research by: KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC