Second degree criminal offenses: If you are convicted of a second degree crime in New Jersey, you could be sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison and face a fine of up to $150,000.
Examples of Second-Degree Crimes
- Aggravated assault (may be charged as 4th, 3rd, or 2nd degree crime)
- Certain types of sexual assaults
- Drug distribution in smaller quantities
- Manslaughter (aggravated manslaughter is a crime of the 1st degree)
- Robbery (without a weapon; armed robbery is a more serious offense)
- Property theft crimes (if property value is $75,000 or more)
- Second-degree criminal homicide
- Second-degree murder (murder may also be charged as a 1st degree crime)
- Shoplifting (if full retail value is $75,000 or more)
- Vehicular Homicide/Vehicular Manslaughter (may also be charged as a 1st degree crime)
- Any other criminal conviction of the 2nd degree
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