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Three People Charged in Shooting That Killed A 22-Year-Old Man in Trenton

By Davis Law Firm | May 10, 2021

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If you were arrested and charged with homicide, call the Trenton criminal defense lawyers at the Davis Law Firm for a consultation.

A 22-year-old man was shot and killed last month in Trenton, New Jersey. The male, identified as Carter, was found on Cunningham Alley late in the evening. Initially, no arrests were made and the responding police department requested help from the public for information. As of Monday, May 3, 2021, Trenton police have taken three men into custody for the murder. 

The case was investigated by a team that was made up of the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force. In addition to murder charges, the three are also facing  weapons charges. The police informed the public that they had identified the three men due to security footage from the area. They also located a weapon registered to one of the men near the scene. As of today, the investigation is still in progress and they have not officially been charged.

Potential Homicide Consequences in New Jersey

If charged with homicide, the three men could receive the following consequences:

  • Prison time of between 30 years-life for first-degree murder
  • Average of 15 years in prison for second-degree murder

Potential Weapons Consequences in New Jersey

If charged with weapons charges in New Jersey, the men could receive the following consequences:

  • Prison time of between three-five years for possession of a firearm
  • Prison time of up to 18 months for a fourth-degree weapons charge

There are many other factors to consider when thinking about potential charges, like if ownership of the weapon was legal, or if the homicide was premeditated. There can be a big difference between being met with life in prison versus a few years of jail time. We don’t know all the details of this case to know what happened that led to the killing of the man. We also don’t know what each of the men will be charged with yet.

Dealing With Criminal Charges?

Criminal charges can be life-changing. You might go to prison for a long time, sometimes without the eligibility of parole. Even if you don’t spend life in prison, criminal charges may follow you around. 

You could lose your job and your reputation. Finding a job with a criminal reputation and on parole is also difficult. In some cases, you may even lose custody of your child.

If you find yourself dealing with homicide or weapons charges, it is important to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer needs time to evaluate the details of your case and build your defense. If you have a defense available, like self-defense or the details of the arrest were not legal, you may have options available. 

You need a lawyer that not only thoroughly understands New Jersey laws, but can also carefully investigate the details of your case. Give your lawyer the time they need to build your defense by reaching out to them as soon as possible.

Read more: Were You Charged With a Crime? Here Are 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Contact an Experienced Hamilton Criminal Defense Lawyer About Your Criminal Charges in New Jersey

Were you arrested or charged with criminal charges in New Jersey? The consequences of a conviction could be severe, leaving you with a permanent criminal record and possibly even sending you to jail. That is why you need to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your case. The attorneys at The Davis Law Firm, LLC have successfully represented clients charged with criminal charges in Hamilton, Trenton, Ewing, Lawrence, and throughout New Jersey. Call 609-587-9100 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have an office conveniently located at 2653 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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