Atlantic County Criminal Lawyers

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Michael F. Myers
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney

I am an experienced criminal defense attorney who serves the South New Jersey community. I am a strong advocate for justice and will fight for my clients' rights through every stage of their case. I am prepared to take... Read More »
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Jonathan F. Marshall
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Dedicated and Skilled Criminal Lawyer! Former Prosecutor Ready to Fight for You!

I provide thorough, honest, and uncompromising representation for those facing criminal charges. I am dedicated to exceptional service and results! Visit my website for more information or call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Melissa Rosenblum
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(609) 904-6262 222 New Road, Suite 607A
Linwood, NJ 08221
Free ConsultationAtlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
When You Need a Fighter in Your Corner . . .

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, Melissa Rosenblum works with a client-focused approach that keeps you informed throughout your entire legal process. She understands the sentencing structure and can work to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case that play to your advantage. Ms. Rosenblum is one of only 25+ women in the State to be Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.

When you need powerful defense, talk with our criminal defense lawyer who will fight...
Andrew M. Butchko
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(609) 601-6100 805 New Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Criminal and Administrative
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Mr. Butchko served five years as a Detective and twenty-one years as a Deputy Attorney General for the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. As a Deputy Attorney General, he worked in several Bureaus in the Division and served in a number of supervisory roles. He was also responsible for the organization and training of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)/New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Joint Firearms Task Force. During his career, Mr. Butchko supervised approximately fifty Detectives, Deputy Attorney’s General, and support staff as well as chairing several task forces. Mr. Butchko was a certified instructor with...
Charles H. Nugent Jr.
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(609) 788-3422 1301 S Main Street
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Charles H. Nugent Jr. has been representing people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. Recognized as one of the premier trial attorneys in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he has a proven history of success and an unparalleled reputation for fighting for his clients rights in both criminal cases and serious personal injury cases.

In the area of personal injury law, he has obtained many large verdicts and settlements, whether resulting from automobile, truck or motorcycle collisions, legal or medical malpractice, defective products, premises liability, sexual assaults, construction accidents, dog bites, civil rights violations, or...
Joseph Lombardo
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years of experience
222 New Rd #106, Linwood, NJ ?
(609) 445-4300
Linwood, NJ 08221
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Joseph Lombardo represents clients in personal injury, criminal defense, and divorce matters across Southern New Jersey. We have three convenient locations across Southern New Jersey, including Atlantic City, Hammonton, and Linwood, NJ.
Michael F. Myers
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(609) 318-5299 450 Tilton Rd.
Ste. 120
Northfield, NJ 08225
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
I am an experienced criminal defense attorney who serves the South New Jersey community. I am a strong advocate for justice and will fight for my clients' rights through every stage of their case. I am prepared to take on any type of client, from those with minor offenses, such as traffic tickets, to those facing charges for more serious crimes, including DUI/DWI charges, drug crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes.

I have been recognized as one of Super Lawyers' Rising Stars. I am a member of the New Jersey State Bar, The New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense...
Kurt Mayro
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(609) 601-2360 2106 New Road, Suite F-4
Linwood, NJ 08203
Offers Video ChatCriminal, DWI, Foreclosure Defense and Traffic Tickets
We are a general practice law firm that offers a full range of legal services to our clients, from family law, real estate law, to criminal law and municipal law. Over the years, we have developed long-standing relationships with clients.

We seek to resolve disputes in the most reasonable cost-effective manner, through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or other dispute resolution alternative.

When a legal matter is beyond resolution outside of the court room, you can be confident of our ability to present your case persuasively before the Court. Each attorney has in excess of 30 experience in promoting...
Stefanie Ann Zarych
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(609) 641-2266 1555 Zion Road Suite 201
Northfield , NJ 08225
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Villanova University School of Law
Ms. Zarych has been practicing law for 13 years. She has focused all of her career upon the practice of criminal defense and related matters such as DUI and municipal court level offense. She has represented several thousand clients in criminal cases involving charges including; homicide, sexual assault, child abuse, drug distribution & possession, theft, computer crimes, casino crimes, robbery, gun charges & numerous others offenses.
Ms. Zarych is an invited member of both the The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers (By Region), and the National College for DUI Defense.
She was awarded the Judge...
Michael Schreiber
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(609) 926-7700 616 Ocean Heights Ave
Linwood, NJ 08221
Criminal and Personal Injury
John F. Huber
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Cape May County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years of experience
(609) 390-8580 Wayside Village
58 Tuckahoe Road
Marmora, NJ 08223
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Mr. John J. Zarych
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years of experience
(609) 641-2266 1555 Zion Road Suite 201
Northfield, NJ 08225
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
University of Baltimore School of Law
Firm founder, John Zarych, brings to each federal and state criminal case a wealth of strong academic and courtroom experience. While attending the University of Maryland School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, John Zarych distinguished himself by being elected as an Editor of the prestigious Maryland Law Review and by achieving the highest grade in the law school for criminal procedure and administrative law. These two subjects deal with the protections afforded to individual citizens by the U.S. Constitution and the manner in which attorneys use those protections to assist citizens who are being illegally accused or oppressed...
Phyllis Widman
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience

National Vaccine Injury attorney. Rule 1:40 court approved mediator handling private mediations and those assigned by the courts in several New Jersey counties. Master's degree in criminal justice. Former professor at... Read More »
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Robert L Tarver Jr
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years of experience
(732) 341-2152 1616 Pacific Avenue
Suite 214
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Employment and White Collar Crime
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Nicole E. Wise
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(609) 515-6103 212 Bellevue Avenue
Suite B
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Fordham University School of Law
Call or text Nicole at 609-515-6103 for your free consultation!

Nicole was born in Atlantic City and raised in Mullica Township, where she still resides. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in International Business from The College of New Jersey before earning a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law. Nicole was admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey in 2011 and in the State of New York in 2012.

Prior to starting her own practice, she worked with the Law Offices of Robert J. Pinizzotto, Esquire. Working with Bob she gained valuable experience in Family...
Phyllis Widman
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(732) 829-3416 1125 Pacific Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Syracuse University College of Law
National Vaccine Injury attorney. Rule 1:40 court approved mediator handling private mediations and those assigned by the courts in several New Jersey counties. Master's degree in criminal justice. Former professor at Rutgers University for four years.
John Tumelty
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(609) 385-4010 1616 Pacific Ave Suite 318
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
I am attorney John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City criminal defense lawyer with over 35 years of criminal law experience. I'm a former prosecutor, turned criminal defense attorney. Because I have worked as a prosecutor, I know the ins and outs of how they prepare their cases. I am also a NJ Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney, and my law practice is exclusively devoted to defending criminal charges. I have a proven track record of fighting and winning criminal cases. I offer a free initial consultation to you and available to speak with you 24/7.
Douglas Cody
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(609) 561-1015 651 S White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Douglas Cody graduated from Villanova University in 1992, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corp. He served on active duty in a variety of assignments as a Marine Infantry Officer until 1995, when he was selected for the Marine Corps Funded Law Education Program. Mr. Cody attended Rutgers School of Law and graduated with honors in 1998. Mr. Cody served as a Federal prosecutor and trial defense counsel in all types of major felony criminal cases. Additionally, while serving in the military law branch in the Pentagon, he was responsible for providing legal advice to Commandant...
Natalie Marie DeDona
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Ocean County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(609) 290-8626 1405 Radio Road (By appt. Only)
Little Egg Harbor,, NJ 08087
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
I’m a retired Police Sergeant with over 20 years of service and a former Probation Officer. I have over 22 years experience in law enforcement which helps broaden my knowledge and experience in defending criminal, dwi, dui, traffic tickets and other criminal matters in Municipal Court and Superior Court and other county courts throughout the state of New Jersey. I’m admitted to the New Jersey and NY Bar.
Oded 'Ed' Weinstock
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(609) 277-6339 26 S. Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 200
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal
Brenden T Shur
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(609) 641-2266 1125 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 500
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal
Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(609) 601-8750 47 Central Ave
Linwood, NJ 08221
Criminal, DWI and Municipal
Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(609) 601-1600 616 Ocean Heights Ave
Linwood, NJ 08221
Criminal, DWI, Municipal and Personal Injury
Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years of experience
(609) 645-5105 1550 New Rd
Northfield, NJ 08225
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(609) 318-3556 508 New Jersey Ave
Absecon, NJ 08201
Criminal
Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years of experience
(609) 625-7500 5918 Main Street 104
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Criminal, DWI, Family and Real Estate
Cape May County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(609) 399-1111 728 West Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(609) 572-7512 1125 Atlantic Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal, Antitrust, Business and DWI
Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years of experience
(609) 344-3161 1125 ATLANTIC AVE
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401
Criminal and DWI
Georgetown University Law Center
Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(609) 572-7380 1125 Atlantic Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Jason Seidman
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Ocean County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(732) 279-7649 250 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of the District of Columbia and Lafayette College
Mr. Seidman began his career at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. During his time as an Assistant Prosecutor, Mr. Seidman served in a variety of roles, including: overseeing investigations conducted by county detectives and police officers; acting as a legal adviser to the Middlesex County Gangs, Guns, and Drugs Task Force; participating in the Special Prosecutions Unit tasked with investigating white collar crime; arguing matters before the Appellate Division; handling forfeiture and expungement matters; and handling hundreds of criminal cases from initial grand jury indictments through plea bargains, trials and sentencing for offenses such as Murder, Drug Distribution, Aggravated Assault,...
Steven Hernandez
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Ocean County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(732) 286-2700 805 Main Street,
Toms River, NJ 08753
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Steven Hernandez is a New Jersey DWI lawyer who specializes in DWI defense and uses his knowledge of forensic science and case law to protect the rights of his clients. He is one of the few attorneys who regularly takes DWI case to trial. He represents DWI cases all over the state of New Jersey. Mr. Hernandez is a Sustaining Member of the pretigous National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and actively participates in many of the rigorous training seminars they conduct. Mr. Hernandez has been CERTIFIED by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Municipal...
Evan M. Levow
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(609) 264-6841 707 E Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
Free ConsultationCumberland County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years of experience
Criminal, Appeals and DWI
Rutgers University - Camden
Evan Levow is the managing partner of Levow DWI Law, a law firm exclusively devoted to DWI defense. He has successfully defended thousands of DWI cases throughout NJ, frequently getting charges reduced and cases even dismissed. He is an EXTREMELY aggressive DWI trial attorney known for providing relentless advocacy for his clients. Evan is often referred to as the DWI lawyer’s lawyer, lecturing to countless groups on cutting edge DWI defense strategies. The courses he teaches include: “Technical & Scientific Defenses in Alcotest Cases,” “Defending a DWI Blood Case," and “Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases.” He appears in local...
Jonathan F. Marshall
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(609) 616-0020 5918 Main Street
Suite 201
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatAtlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years of experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seton Hall University
Managing partner of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, an eleven (11) attorney criminal defense firm with 12 offices in NJ. Mr. Marshall is a former prosecutor who routinely appears in Superior Court, Municipal Court & Federal Court, priding himself with representation that is thorough, honest and uncompromising. Mr. Marshall also consults for both newspaper and television, appearing on ABC, CNBC, CN12, the Star Ledger, the Home News and Asbury Park Press, and shows like Law and Order. He has received numerous professional distinctions including theTop 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Best Attorneys in America,...
Tara Breslow-Testa Esq.
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Ocean County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(732) 784-2880 4000 Long Beach Blvd
Brant Beach, NJ 08008
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
In the words of one of my recent clients, “I highly recommend Ms. Breslow. She provided superior representation, she is the one to hire to get the job done right.” Also, Avvo has given me a 10 star- Superb rating. I have spent over a decade in the courtroom- fighting for my clients getting them the best possible results. I am proud to say that I have dedicated my career to representing those charged with criminal offenses, making sure the system does not take advantage of them.
Colin Bonus
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Ocean County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years of experience
(732) 279-7649 250 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Juvenile
University of Dayton School of Law
I am an experienced and skilled Criminal Defense Attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. I exclusively defend clients facing DWI, DUI and Breath Test Refusal charges. I have Alcotest Breathalyzer Certification as well as Instructor Certification in Field Sobriety Testing. I am dedicated to providing the strongest defense based on my clients' unique situations.

I have received numerous awards, being honored as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Top NJ CLE Attorneys, and Ten Leaders in DUI Defense Law. I earned my J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law. I am a member of...
Kevin Clark
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(609) 601-6100 805 New Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Criminal, Administrative and Communications
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mr. Clark joined the firm after having spent 27 years with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, where he rose to the position of Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor - a member of Prosecutor’s Executive Staff with office-wide supervisory responsibilities over a workforce of approximately 300 legal, police and support personnel. From 2001 through 2013, Mr. Clark also served as Director of the Computer Crimes Unit of the Prosecutor's Office. In that capacity he directed investigations into computer facilitated crimes, prosecuted individuals who committed computer-facilitated crimes, provided legal/technological advice to law enforcement agencies and oversaw undercover online investigations and forensic computer analysis....
Anthony J. Vecchio Esq.
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(732) 334-7468 309 Fellowship Road
East Gate Center, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Offers Video ChatBurlington County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
Criminal, DWI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Avvo.com has rated my legal services as "10/10 - Superb" and I have been included in the SuperLawyers - Rising Star listing for criminal defense the past 3 years. My entire career has been dedicated to prosecuting and defending those accused of criminal charges and serious motor vehicle offenses such as DWI and other moving violations. We also handle appeals, expungements, juvenile offenses, and assist those seriously injured in accidents, assaults, and other unfortunate events. Call anytime for a free consultation on your case.
Jill Cohen
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Camden County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years of experience
(856) 406-5367 210 Haddon Avenue
Westmont, NJ 08108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
As a former prosecutor with over 30 years of experience, I am a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, and am committed to upholding everything that title stands for. Whether you are accused of homicide, a sex crime, a drug offense, or any other type of criminal activity, you can rely on me to work tirelessly on your behalf and to always keep you informed about what is happening in your case.
Matthew J. Dorry
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Ocean County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years of experience
(739) 279-7649 250 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Matthew Dorry graduated from Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. During his undergrad studies, he interned and volunteered for the Domestic Violence Agency of Middlesex County and participated in domestic violence hearings as a court advocate. He graduated Cum Laude and obtained his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Dorry participated with in two mock trial competitions with the Trial Advocacy Honor Society. He was recognized for his community service actions during his time in law school. Mr. Dorry is licensed to practice law in the States of New...
John Dell'Aquilo
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(609) 601-6100 805 New Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Criminal, Appeals and DWI
Rutgers Law School
Prior to joining the firm, John Dell'Aquilo was counsel to the New Jersey's Breath Testing program, serving as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. He was New Jersey's Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, which is a special position sanctioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In this position, he was liaison between the State of New Jersey, NHTSA, and prosecutors from across the country. He was also responsible for training and supporting all New Jersey prosecutors and police regarding traffic safety and DWI issues. He trained New Jersey's prosecutors in the prosecution of...
David Gelman
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Camden County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(856) 433-1818 1940 Rt 70 East
Suite 4
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Recognized as of 2018's top attorneys by SJ Magazine, Attorney David Gelman, Esq. aggressively advocates for his clients and fights for them to receive the most favorable results possible.

Born and raised in South Jersey, Mr. Gelman represents individuals who have been charged with:

- Drug charges
- Weapons charges
- DUI/DWI
- Theft
- Sex crimes
- Domestic violence
- Assault
- and more

Gelman Law is conveniently located in Cherry Hill, NJ.


Yaron Helmer
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Atlantic County, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years of experience
805 New Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and Juvenile
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Clients face life-changing events. They know that their choice of an attorney makes a difference and they choose carefully. They look for attorney experience, and our 250-plus years of combined experience is very reassuring. They look for competence and recognize that attorney certification by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, external awards, professional memberships, teaching activities and ongoing learning demonstrates it.

Atlantic County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Rutgers School of Law Children's Justice Clinic
(856) 225-6375
Camden, NJ

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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.

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