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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Camden County, New Jersey

Charged with a Crime in Camden County NJ When charged with a crime in Camden County, New Jersey, your life is immediately and inevitably changed. Your reputation is hanging in the balance, your character is called into question, your future is jeopardized, and you are faced with one of the most important decisions of your life: who will you call upon the defend you? Police, prosecutors, and investigators probing into your life can feel invasive and the complexities of the legal process overwhelming. With an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side, you can take back the power, launch an aggressive defense strategy, and effectively confront any of the challenges that arise along the way.

Criminal defense attorney William Fay has been successfully defending clients charged with a vast array of criminal and DWI offenses for years. With extensive knowledge and experience as a former Deputy Attorney General for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Fay uses his unique insight into prosecution tactics to benefit his clients arrested in Camden County and nearby areas. He utilizes deft negotiation and aggressive trial strategy to obtain the best possible outcomes for clients in Southern New Jersey, including in Winslow Twp., the city of Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Twp., Voorhees, and Lindenwold. To discuss your case with Mr. Fay today, contact his offices at 609-832-3202 for a cost-free consultation. The answers you need now about charges for shoplifting, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, marijuana possession, or another offense are at your disposal. Take advantage of the opportunity to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney today.

Criminal Charges in Camden County, New Jersey

Criminal defense attorney William Fay represents clients charged with a myriad of criminal and DWI offenses, including:

He also assists clients with many other issues of criminal justice, such as:

Degrees of Crimes in New Jersey

Depending on the specific crime for which you are accused, you may face penalties including significant fines, community service, restitution payments, time in the county jail or New Jersey State Prison, and charges on your criminal record. In New Jersey, criminal offenses are delineated among the following classifications: first degree, second degree, third degree, or fourth degree crimes.

First Degree Crimes

First degree crimes are considered the most egregious. A conviction for a first degree crime is punishable by a sentence to serve between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, as well as a fine of up to $200,000. Examples of first degree crimes include: aggravated sexual assault, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, manslaughter, and of course, homicide. Due to the severity of these offenses, they often entail extended sentencing guidelines, mandatory minimum sentences, and periods of parole ineligibility.

Second Degree Crimes

Second degree crimes are the second-most serious crimes in New Jersey, and are punishable by a New Jersey State Prison sentence ranging from 5 to 10 years, as well as a maximum fine of $150,000. Second degree crimes entail a presumption of incarceration, which means that even first-time offenders are required to serve time in prison if convicted. Examples of second degree crimes include: aggravated assault, certain drug distribution offenses, sexual assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm. In cases involving firearms, second degree charges are often accompanied by a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment and period of parole ineligibility, which is outlined in New Jersey’s Grave’s Act.

Third Degree Crimes

Third degree degree crimes are unique, in that they entail a presumption of non-incarceration for first-time offenders. Although these crimes are typically punishable by a New Jersey State Prison sentence ranging from 3 to 5 years and a fine of up to $15,000, first-time offenders charged with third degree crimes may be considered eligible candidates for probation or diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI). Examples of third degree crimes include: possession of heroin and cocaine, burglary, and certain theft offenses.

Fourth Degree Crimes

Fourth degree crimes are the least serious of the indictable felonies in New Jersey. These cases are still adjudicated at the Superior Court in the county in which the alleged offense occurred and may result in severe penalties. A fourth degree crime is punishable by a maximum sentence of 18 months in New Jersey State Prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Examples of fourth degree crimes include: forgery, harassment, criminal sexual contact, and resisting arrest.

Contact a Gloucester NJ Criminal Lawyer for a Free Consultation

When presented with your case, Mr. Fay will listen to fully understand your specific circumstances. In order to compile any and all potential evidence that may support your case, he uses his experience investigating for the Attorney General Office in New Jersey. Although police may be working against you, Mr. Fay utilizes the expertise of a former prosecutor and investigator to level the playing field and construct the most compelling defenses for his clients. Call 609-832-3202 today to receive a free consultation and learn more about your available legal options.


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"Excellent criminal defense lawyer"

"William handled a matter for me and exceeded my expectations. He was excellent in all areas of the law and achieved an outstanding result. Best of all,he demonstrates honesty and integrity. I would highly recommend William and already have."


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"I was so scared and nervous about my legal situation but Mr. Fay did an outstanding job with my case!!! I was so relieved with the outcome and he worked so hard for me! He was so calm and understanding and I’m so grateful for him. Thank you so very much for helping me! I am so grateful appreciative."


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"All Charges Dropped & Expunged"

"William defended me in my marijuana + paraphernalia case, he had all charges dropped and expunged! Despite the fact I was long past conditional discharges/probation, etc. He has a sharp wit and a bright future ahead of him as an attorney. Thanks again Will!"


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"Fantastic Lawyer"

"Mr. Fay is a fantastic lawyer. He helped me during a very stressful time in my life. He was knowledgeable about my case and what my options were. He answered all my questions and was very reassuring. He was there waiting for me at the entrance on my court date and made me feel at ease. He worked with the prosecutor to reduce my charges. I got the best outcome I could have hoped for. I highly recommend Mr. Fay if you need a lawyer."


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"Marijuana Charges"

"I was arrested and summoned to court for possession of marijuana, even though I didn't have any on me. It was my first time getting in trouble and I was terrified and nervous. Mr. Fay came into court prepared and was extremely assuring. He made it very clear that he was going to fight for my case until the very end. He was extremely knowledgable about my case and the ways to resolve it. I would recommend Mr. Fay to anyone who has gotten into trouble."

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"Excellent lawyer. Highly recommended."

"Mr. Fay is extremely caring and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain the entire process in a very clear manner and was a tremendous help during a stressful time. He was always available to take a phone call and really showed that he cared about me and my case. I highly recommend Mr. Fay as an attorney." "

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"Highly recommend"

"Great lawyer. Created a best possible outcome for my case."

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"Amazing job, explains very clearly"

"He did a fantastic job on my case, making my penalty much less than I thought it could possibly be. He clearly understands what he is doing and can explain everything in a way that anyone can understand. Any questions I had were answered very clearly and he listened to all small details of my case."

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