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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Camden, New Jersey

Murder

Most societies, from ancient to modern, have considered murder a very serious crime deserving harsh punishment for purposes of retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, or incapacitation. There are many reasons why murder has been criminalized, including its costs to society as well as being considered intrinsically wrong. For example, murder may be considered intrinsically wrong because it violates a right to life, or objectifies the victim, or is oppressive; murder may be costly to society by undermining law and order, by squandering potential accomplishments of the victims, by risking escalation of violence, or by spreading fear and grief.

If you or a loved one have been questioned or charged with murder, reach out to McKoy Law Firm right away. We proudly serve Camden, New Jersey, as well as the communities of Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and all of Gloucester County. Before you reach out to us, remember: you have a right to remain silent, so utilize it. We can provide the aggressive counsel you need to move forward with your case.

Fraud

White-Collar Crime

The specific penalties for white-collar crimes will depend on the actual charge and the jurisdiction. It is usually a crime that is non-violent in nature, but financially driven. It includes forgery, bribery, extortion, cyber-crime, embezzlement, insider trading, racketeering, counterfeiting, or money laundering. There is also a stark difference between state and federal white-collar crime. If an accused person of a white-collar crime violates both state and federal law, they can be tried in both courts. The Supreme Court of the United States have ruled that these separate prosecutions do not violate Constitutional double jeopardy. If you have been questioned, or have been charged, in any white-collar investigation, it is imperative to hire an experienced white-collar crime defense attorney.

Business Fraud

Fraud is, very simply, fraud in any business activity that resorts to deceitful practices to cause economic injury. Fraud and consumer fraud are very closely related. The legal definition of consumer fraud is as follows:

“Consumer fraud occurs when, in the context of a business transaction, false statements of fact are made, the person making false statements knew that the statements were false when they were made and that the other party in the transaction relied on the false statements to their detriment.”

The elements of Fraud are:

  • False representation of fact

  • Made by another

  • Knowledge that the representation was false when it was made

  • An intention to get or induce the plaintiff to act or refrain from acting in reliance on the representation

  • Damage occurred to the plaintiff as a result of the reliance

The specific penalties for white-collar crimes will depend on the actual charge and the jurisdiction. It is usually a crime that is non-violent in nature, but financially driven. It includes forgery, bribery, extortion, cyber-crime, embezzlement, insider trading, racketeering, counterfeiting, or money laundering. There is also a stark difference between state and federal white-collar crime. If an accused person of a white-collar crime violates both state and federal law, they can be tried in both courts. The Supreme Court of the United States have ruled that these separate prosecutions do not violate Constitutional double jeopardy.

If you have been questioned, or have been charged, in any white-collar investigation, it is imperative to hire an experienced white-collar crime defense attorney in Camden, New Jersey. As a service dedicated to standing in your corner and fighting on your side, look no further than McKoy Law Firm to give you the support you need in a business fraud case. Our criminal defense attorneys are standing by.

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Child Abuse

Justice for sexual abuse can be pursued through both the criminal and civil court systems. The devastation of abuse can feel overwhelming for the victim as well as loved ones. During this emotional time our skilled legal team will guide you in pursuing a civil claim against the abuser, and if applicable, the facility that was entrusted to provide care and safety.

McKoy Law Firm will work with you to control the cost in defending allegations of abuse. We may recommend using expert witnesses or thoroughly vet credibility deficiencies in accusers to make sure you get the best outcome possible. Allow our criminal defense lawyers to work in your favor.

Drinking & Driving

An experienced New Jersey and Pennsylvania DUI lawyer will do everything necessary to defend clients against the drinking and driving charges filed by the prosecution. Pretrial motions must be made to suppress evidence when mistakes and inaccuracies are made by police officers. Was there reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle? Or probable cause to make the DUI arrest? Officers must be cross-examined to expose these mistakes. When argued successfully, a DUI case can be dismissed or the charged substantially reduced.

A DUI conviction can permanently alter your life by affecting your ability to drive, your job, your future employment opportunities, and your freedom. The penalties for a DUI in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are potentially severe, particularly when it is not your first offense. If you live in Philadelphia or Atlantic City, reach out today to schedule an appointment with skilled criminal defense attorneys.

Theft

If you were charged with Shoplifting (or any theft offense that does not involve the use of violence), a good lawyer can get you a second chance at a clean slate. If this is the first offense and you have been arrest-free and able to do whatever the court ordered, the case can be dismissed and you will not have a criminal record. The fact that you were arrested will not generally be known to potential employers, but the information on the arrest and disposition will always be available to the government on the NJSID computer.

If you are arrested again they will treat the case more seriously and you will probably have a criminal record or a record for a violation. Shoplifting is common with young women who are in store a lot and are tempted to just place an item in their purse. What they don’t know is that stores lose millions to shoplifters and everyone had to pay 20 percent more for certain items because stores pass the cost on to the consumer.

Almost every store has surveillance cameras, store security, store detectives, secret shoppers, and cashiers who are trained on how to detect shoplifting. Sooner or later everyone is caught and then they risk having a theft conviction on their record which can prevent them from getting a good job or have a negative impact on their career. Life is all about making good decisions and getting good advice…and being smart enough to follow it. Make your next best decision by giving us a call at our Camden, New Jersey office today to schedule a free consultation.

If everyone listened to their mothers they would be better off…take a sweater, don’t run with scissors, and do your homework…all good advice.