Criminal Defense

New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal Law Attorneys in Monmouth County

After being arrested, you are likely experiencing a great deal of fear and anxiety. Our criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with a vigorous defense and securing the best possible outcome in every case. If you are facing criminal charges, your freedom and reputation are at stake. We will do everything in our power to ease your fears and set things right. Contact our firm to discuss your legal matter.

Handling all criminal defense cases

With several former prosecutors working in our firm, we are intimately familiar with what you are up against. We represent clients facing charges at the municipal, state and federal levels.

In many states, crimes are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. New Jersey classifies crimes differently. The more serious offenses, analogous to felonies in other states, are called “crimes” or “indictable offenses” in New Jersey. The less severe offenses are called “disorderly persons offenses.” The difference between a crime and a disorderly persons offense is that if you are convicted of a crime, you can be sentenced to serve time in a New Jersey state prison. Potential sentences for disorderly persons offenses can also be significant, including jail time, steep fines, and community service.

We routinely handle all types of criminal cases, including:

What to do if you have been arrested

If you have been arrested, comply with the arresting officers and booking officers. Respond truthfully to requests for personal information (name, address, date of birth, etc.). If the officers ask you any other questions, ask for a lawyer immediately. Firmly, but politely, let the questioning officers know that you are exercising your constitutional right to remain silent and be represented by an attorney. Call an attorney (or a family member who can get you an attorney) as soon as possible. Under no circumstances should you contact the victim in the incident you were arrested for.

 

Contact our criminal defense lawyers

Whether fighting for acquittal, the dismissal of your case, or negotiating a favorable plea bargain, we listen to our clients’ concerns and offer guidance every step of the way. We understand that you are facing potentially life-changing consequences and we are committed to getting the best possible outcome for your case. For a free consultation with one of our top rated criminal defense lawyers, contact us today.