Clifton, New Jersey Criminal Lawyers

Mr. Alan Peyrouton
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Aggressive. Honest. Successful. People hire us when prison is not an option.

Rated Top 10 – American Institute of Criminal Lawyers & Rated Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Peyrouton is one of the most aggressive & successful defense lawyers in Bergen County. Read More »
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Steven Sciancalepore
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer

Steven Sciancalepore is a former prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. He represents clients charged with criminal offenses as well as litigants in civil lawsuits. Prior to opening his own practice Mr. Sciancalepore... Read More »
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Michael Pastacaldi
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney

Michael Pastacaldi is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Pastacaldi served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Mark Falk, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New... Read More »
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Christopher Aiello
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience

Mr. Aiello has been engaged in litigation throughout his entire career that began in 1983. He has been honored with the top 100 trial attorney award in New Jersey by the national trial lawyers. He has achieved a 10.0... Read More »
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Travis J. Tormey
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Free Consultation. Thousands of Criminal & DWI Cases Handled. Hackensack Office.

Travis J. Tormey is the founding partner of The Tormey Law Firm, where he leads a highly skilled team of defense attorneys who represent clients in criminal, DWI, and domestic violence cases throughout New Jersey. Mr.... Read More »
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David Dunne
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Clifton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(201) 775-9339 1555 Main Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07011
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Pace Law School
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working on corporate transactions, negotiations, digital publishing and software licensing deals. Skilled in Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts, and Criminal Defense. Strong legal professional with a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, an MBA in Finance from Pace University, Lubin Graduate School of Business, and an Engineering Degree from Rutgers College of Engineering.
John Klotz
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Clifton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(973) 778-1200 1051 Bloomfield Avenue
Suite 11-D
Clifton, NJ 07012
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Temple University Beasley School of Law
John R. Klotz, Esq. has been practicing law for over 28 years throughout New Jersey and occasionally in Philadelphia, PA where he started his prominent career. He has appeared in Superior Court in every county and most municipal courts throughout the state No courthouse is too far away to defend a client in need of help. Over the years, Mr. Klotz has built an outstanding reputation and stellar relationships with judges and prosecutors in courts everywhere. These connections usually result in the client getting the best possible outcome in a case.
Clifton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 470-0700 1000 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ 07013
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Seton Hall Law School
Adam H. Rosenblum
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Bloomfield, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(888) 883-5529 200 Broadacres Dr
Suite #325
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Free ConsultationCriminal and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School and Ner Israel Rabbinical College
The Rosenblum Law Firm is the largest and highest customer rated traffic violations law firm in both NY & NJ. Experienced and skilled criminal defense and traffic violations attorneys, the Firm has a reputation for aggressive representation for anyone facing criminal charges and traffic violations that may result in jail time, heavy fines, points and license suspension or revocation. Regardless of how simple or complicated the case, the Firm has helped thousands of clients get excellent results. The attorneys at the Firm pride themselves on giving an honest evaluation of the case, being accessible to his clients...
Lois Varughese
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Bloomfield, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(888) 883-5529
Ext. 115
200 Broadacres Dr Suite #325
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Hofstra University
Lois is a graduate of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University School of Law and graduated from McMaster University, summa cum laude. While at Hofstra, Lois participated in the Criminal Prosecution Practicum Clinic. Here, Lois gained hands-on experience with numerous types of offenses, including misdemeanor violations, and traffic infractions. Lois is particularly focused on assuring all clients receive continuous and comprehensive communication throughout their legal proceedings. She is licensed to practice law in New York.
Michael DeBlis III
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Bloomfield, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(973) 337-9473 1012 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Tax and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Michael is a passionate trial lawyer. He puts his heart and soul into fighting for his clients. Michael is a living example of the tremendous power that comes from combining passion, preparation, persuasion, and positive communication in the courtroom. As a former public defender, Michael has defended the poor, the forgotten, and the damned against a government that has seemingly unlimited resources to investigate and prosecute criminal allegations. He has spent the last six years cutting his teeth on some of the most serious felony cases, obtaining results that have proven favorable for his clients. He knows what it’s like to...
Elvin Perez
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Passaic, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(908) 848-7228 625 Main Ave
Passaic, NJ 07055
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
New York Law School
Law Office of Elvin Perez
Mr. Perez is a lawyer that has worked with thousands of clients.

He is committed to getting the best results for his clients.
Mr. Perez is well experience having tried many cases in Superior Court in New Jersey and Municipal Court.

Since its founding the Law office of Elvin Perez has earned the respect of the legal community and has protected the rights of its clients. The Law office of Elvin Perez serves all municipalities in Union, Essex and Passaic county including Elizabeth, Newark, Linden, Union, Paterson, Passaic, and Clifton.
Mr. Perez is fully bilingual in English and Spanish...
Frank T. Luciano
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Lodi, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(973) 471-0004 147 Main St
Lodi, NJ 07644
Criminal, Cannabis Law and DWI
Seton Hall University School of Law
LITIGATION & RECOGNITION

Frank T. Luciano has been litigating cases in the criminal and civil justice systems of New Jersey for over forty years. As a young lawyer, he honed his trial skills as a municipal court public defender, where he worked for over thirteen (13) years. He is well-respected and well-received in the legal community. Indeed, an appeals court in New Jersey noted that “defense counsel (Mr. Luciano) has been innovative and diligent in his defense in this case.” He is committed to maintaining the integrity of the American Justice system by vigorously and intelligently testing legal and procedural principles...
Lindsay Bernstein
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Bloomfield, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(888) 883-5529 200 Broadacres Dr
Suite #325
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse University College of Law
Lindsay is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She most recently joined The Rosenblum Law Firm in 2016 and brings with her extensive experience handling traffic and criminal matters. For the past 10 years’ Lindsay has spent a great deal of time advising clients on their legal options and making countless court appearances in both Traffic and Criminal Courts. She understands that for many the legal system can be a confusing arena and she hopes to provide her clients with the best insight so they can...
Ronen Asher Cohen
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Bloomfield, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(888) 883-5529 200 Broadacres Dr
Suite #325
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Free ConsultationCriminal and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall Univ. School Of Law
Ronen graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law where he participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic which gave him exposure to criminal defense matters while providing a valuable service to help those in need. Ronen also clerked for the Honorable Patricia Richmond LeBon in the Criminal Part of Burlington County Superior Court. Ronen has experience in litigation and criminal defense and is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey.
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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Jonathan Mincis, Esq.
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience

Jonathan Mincis has been practicing law in New Jersey for over twenty-three years and has served as a Public Defender for the city of Hackensack and in the capacity of a Public Defender in the Paramus Municipal Court. Read More »
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Kevin Barry
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Verona, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(973) 433-7388 96 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Free ConsultationCriminal and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston
Christopher L. Benevento
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NJ, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(973) 812-0385 Suite 8
Cedar Grove
NJ, NJ 07009
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Landlord Tenant
Pace Law School
Christopher Benevento has been practicing law for 8 years, handling hundreds of complex criminal and DWI matters for his clients. Mr. Benevento is a former U.S. Marine who brings Honor, Courage and Commitment to every case that he handles. Mr. Benevento is a recipient of the prestigious Super Lawyers Rising Star Award for 2018. He continues to strive for excellence in the practice of law and client service.
Krista Haley
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Bloomfield, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(800) 488-1364 2 Broad Street, 6th Floor
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Education
Washington University School of Law
Robert Christopher La Salle
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Woodland Park, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(973) 812-7333 999 McBride Ave
Suite C-201
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Criminal, DWI, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall University School of Law
Daniel Levy
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Paterson, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(973) 742-1917 30 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Daniel A. Levy, Esq. is a trial attorney who practices plaintiffâs personal injury law, criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. He has handled many different types of cases, from inception through trial. Mr. Levy also handles much of the firmâs appellate work and enjoys researching and arguing unique legal issues before the many judges that he appears before on a regular basis. In addition to his skills doing trial work and research and writing, Mr. Levy is a skilled proponent of using technology to better practice law. Mr. Levy is regularly seen using his iPad to remotely access client...
John Matthew Cozzi
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Lyndhurst, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(201) 939-3381 314 Stuyvesant Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Wayne Allen Keller
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Paterson, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(973) 278-5291 87 Market St
Paterson, NJ 07505
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Personal Injury
Dana M. Scarrillo Esq.
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Bloomfield, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(862) 368-3200 395 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Criminal and Municipal
Santo Artusa Jr.
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(973) 337-9643 30 Main Street, Suite 300
Artusa Law Firm-Bergen County Divorce Lawyers
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationHackensack, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I am a passionate attorney that seeks to fight for my clients' interests all the while trying to resolve issues as fast and effectively as possible. There is no better feeling than winning a case for a client whether in divorce court, criminal court or civil court. I like to walk the streets I serve and see my clients who salute me for the work I did for them and build long term relationships. Our aim is to win for our clients and to explain the best way to achieve realistic goals. I have been living in Jersey City for...
Jason Komninos
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(201) 343-4622 32 Mercer Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationHackensack, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Pace Law School
Jason T. Komninos, Esq. is dedicated to defending individuals charged with offenses in both Municipal and Superior Court. The Law Office of Jason T. Komninos, Esq. is centrally located in Hackensack, NJ.
Ryan Gordon Blanch
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Ryan Blanch is the founder and lead attorney of The Blanch Law Firm. Mr. Blanch is an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer handling all type of criminal matters. Such as government investigations, complex... Read More »
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Joel I. Rachmiel
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey and Florida
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Joel Silberman
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Newark, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
744 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Criminal, Civil Rights, DWI and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University
Joel prosecuted a wide array of cases at the Adult and Juvenile levels. Some of Joel’s most notable Adult and Juvenile cases involved charges related to Homicide, Gun Offenses, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Trafficking Narcotics, Fraud and Aggravated Assault. Joel also appeared and argued a number of matters before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
Howard W Bailey
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Newark, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(973) 982-1200 24 Commerce Street
Suite 1001
Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
ANY COURT. ANY CRIME. ANY TIME. I have been involved with the field of criminal law for over forty years. As a criminal defense lawyer, your freedom and your rights are my first priority. I focus my efforts to provide my clients the best defense possible given the facts and proofs that the State is using to try to convict them. I have handled cases involving Leader of Drug Trafficking Network; Racketeering; Official Misconduct; Domestic Violence; Drug Possession and Distribution; Assault; Homicide; Theft; Robbery; Carjacking; Insurance Fraud; Kidnapping; Rape and Sexual Offenses; Arson; Criminal Mischief; Bribery; Perjury; and Weapons...
Joseph D. Rotella
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Newark, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(973) 621-0333 744 Broad St
#1520
Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Whittier Law School
Robert J. Degroot
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Newark, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(973) 913-5761 56 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Fordham University School of Law
Robert J. DeGroot has been practicing law for over 40 years providing a tenacious & thorough defense for his clients in Federal & State criminal cases. He is admitted to the state bars of New Jersey and New York. When not practicing law, Mr. DeGroot enjoys cooking, sports, and spending time with his family.
Louis De Angelis III
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Englewood, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(201) 227-7660 346 Grand Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
The law office of Louis G. DeAngelis is a highly respected law firm in Bergen County, NJ. As a public defender, Mr. DeAngelis has defended thousands of cases over the past decade including major felony crimes, such as armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, white collar crimes, and serious drug crimes.

In 2005, Mr. DeAngelis started his own criminal law practice in Englewood, NJ. Since the practice opened its doors, Mr. DeAngelis has devoted his professional career to representing individuals who been charged with criminal offenses and DWI violations. His trial experience – as a public defender and as...
Christopher P. Perry
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Hackensack, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(201) 556-1570 254 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seton Hall University School of Law
Christopher Perry, Esq. holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the Seton Hall University School of Law.

Following an internship with a Bergen County Superior Court Judge in the Civil Division, Mr. Perry served as Law Clerk to a Criminal Division Judge in Bergen County, where he was exposed to a wide range of cases, including Homicide, Firearms offenses, Sexual offenses, and Drug offenses. He assisted the Court in the resolution of hundreds of cases that included Post-Conviction Relief Petitions, Municipal Court Appeals, and all kind of Motions brought before...
Travis J. Tormey
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Hackensack, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(201) 556-1570 254 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Seton Hall University School of Law
Travis J. Tormey is the founding partner of The Tormey Law Firm, where he leads a highly skilled team of defense attorneys who represent clients in criminal, DWI, and domestic violence cases throughout New Jersey. Mr. Tormey provides aggressive defense for charges including assault, disorderly persons, drug offenses, sex crimes, weapons offenses, theft and fraud crimes, and driving under the influence, as well as restraining orders. He has earned numerous honors for excellence in his field, including being named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 10 Criminal Lawyers in New Jersey by the...
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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(732) 257-5040 1028 Route #23 North
Wayne, NJ 07470
Free ConsultationWayne, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Criminal, Communications, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of South Dakota School of Law
Attorney Aalsberg has received National Recognition for his Excellence by 5 Top National Legal Organizations including both the National Trial Lawyers and The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. With over 25 years of experience Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg is the Criminal - DWI- and Traffic Ticket Lawyer you need when only Winning Counts. Attorney Aalsberg is endorsed by over 200 Attorneys Nationwide and has been interviewed by numerous news organizations from ABC, CBS and even the NJ Star Ledger. Attorney Aalsberg's ratings across numerous legal organizations speaks for itself. For industry awards Attorney...
Laura Sutnick
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Hackensack, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(201) 212-4532 Court Plaza South, West Wing 21 Main Street, Suite 171
#171
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Criminal and DWI
Cardozo School of Law
Ms. Sutnick, the founding partner of Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC, is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. She is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully defended criminal defendants in both states.

Ms. Sutnick has been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer since 2015 and in 2018 was selected to its Top 50 Women list. She is certified by the State of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.

Ms. Sutnick is a trustee of the Bergen County Bar Association and the co-chair of the Municipal Court Law and Criminal Law committees. She was a guest commentator...
Filipe Pedroso
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Newark, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(973) 522-1100 8 Wilson Ave, Fl. 3
Newark, NJ 07105
Criminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall University School of Law
Over the years I have received many awards and recognitions for exceptional service, client satisfaction and highest ethical standards. The Legal Network has recognized me as “Top Lawyers in New Jersey” several years in a row. I have been invited to join elite Top 100 National Trial Lawyers due to strong qualifications as TOP civil/criminal defense trial lawyers. I was nominated as one of the "10 Best" attorneys in NJ by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Currently, I'm the managing attorney at two successful law firms: eLAWnj.com Pedroso Legal Services LLC and...
Eldridge Hawkins
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East Orange , NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(973) 676-5070 60 Evergreen Pl Suite 510
East Orange , NJ 07018
Criminal, Administrative, Civil Rights and Employment
Seton Hall University School of Law
Franz Cobos
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(973) 264-1096 17 Academy Street
Suite 312
Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationNewark, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Family and Immigration
Seton Hall University School of Law and Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Franz Cobos is the owner and managing partner of the Cobos Law Firm in New Jersey. Mr. Cobos was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 2004 from Seton Hall University, School of Law, and has dedicated his practice to representing clients in the core areas of Family Law, Immigration Law and Business Law.

Mr. Cobos has practiced in New York and New Jersey for over a decade. Among several other organizations, he is a member and active participant of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers' Association, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Essex,...
Kevin Orr
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Newark, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(973) 824-5520 33 Washington St
Newark, NJ 07102
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
With over 25 years experience in providing clients with quality legal representation in a wide variety of legal matters in Federal, State and Municipal Courts, Kevin C. Orr, Esq. can handle your toughest civil, criminal or family law case. Call (973) 824-5520 to schedule a consultation. Kevin serves on a number of Boards and Committees, including the Office of Attorney Ethics of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, District VB (Essex County - Suburban Essex) Ethics Committee, serving as its Vice Chair . Also, he holds elected office in Bernards Township and Somerset County.
Joseph Reinhart Donahue
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River Edge, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(201) 488-7707 70 Grand Avenue, Suite 100
River Edge, NJ 07661
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Georgetown University Law Center
I am a Former Prosecutor in the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. As an Assistant Prosecutor I Served as the Chief of the Criminal Investigations Squad and as the Assistant Trial Chief for the Office. Since 1998 I have been a Criminal Defense attorney based in Bergen County, New Jersey. I practice criminal defense and dwi/dui defense primarily in Northern New Jersey's State, Federal and Municipal Courts. I am a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney; a Top 100 Trial Lawyer - NJ; a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense; and I carry a "Superb 10" Rating in Avvo.
Jacob  V. Hudnut
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Jersey City, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(201) 589-0777 35 Journal Square
4th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Free ConsultationCriminal
Seton Hall University
Standing up to the government and advocating for the accused is what Jacob V. Hudnut (Jake) loves most about his work. Prior to joining Spar Bernstein, Jake managed his own criminal defense practice for six years and represented over 500 persons charged with felony crimes. He successfully tried many cases to verdict in front of juries with excellent results for his clients. During that time he also served as a Jersey City public defender, counseling countless individuals charged with misdemeanors and motor vehicle offenses. Jake’s career began as a Special Assistant to a Commissioner of the Port Authority...
Fred L. Schwanwede
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Hackensack, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(201) 212-4900 27 Warren Street
Suite 302
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Criminal and Municipal
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Mr. Schwanwede worked for the Bergen County and Camden County Prosecutor’s Offices for a total of 32 years. Throughout the 30 years spent at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, he served at various times as Chief of the Special Investigations Section, Chief of the Sex Crimes Section, Chief of the Bergen County Narcotics Task Force, Chief of Trial and as First Assistant Prosecutor for five years. He has tried virtually every type of case covered by the code of Criminal Justice, including narcotics conspiracies, adult and child sex offenses, white collar fraud, kidnaping, arson and murder.
Adam M. Lustberg
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Hackensack, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(201) 880-5311 One University Plaza
Suite 210
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Seton Hall University School of Law
Attorney Adam M. Lustberg focuses his practice exclusively on the defense of those being investigated for or accused of crimes. His passion for criminal defense began while interning for the Essex County Public Defender's Office as a first-year law student through Seton Hall University Law School’s Pro Bono Program. As a third-year law student he returned to the Public Defender's Office through Seton Hall's Juvenile Justice Clinic, representing countless juveniles at initial proceedings. Since that time, he has represented clients at each and every stage of the criminal justice system, from arraignment to trial by jury. He has argued on...
Husain Gatlin
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Newark, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(973) 494-9700 One Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102
Criminal, DWI, Municipal and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mr. Gatlin is committed to the rigorous representation of individuals facing criminal prosecution. He is experienced in a broad range of criminal litigation, having handled hundreds of cases from initial discovery through judgment as lead counsel. His years of service are fueled by an unwavering belief in defending and enforcing the constitutional rights of the men and women in our society who most need protection.

Mr. Gatlin graduated from Georgetown University. He then earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a Service Law Fellowship Scholar. Prior to graduation, Mr. Gatlin gained considerable experience, including...
Steven Sciancalepore
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Kearny, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(201) 955-2666 615 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Brooklyn Law School
Steven Sciancalepore is a former prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. He represents clients charged with criminal offenses as well as litigants in civil lawsuits. Prior to opening his own practice Mr. Sciancalepore worked at an AM 100 law firm where he represented large corporations, insurance companies, and casinos in various venues throughout the State of New Jersey. Mr. Sciancalepore's diverse practice includes criminal and municipal defense, real estate, bankruptcy, estate planning, personal injury, and business law among others.

Mr. Sciancalepore continues to concentrate on civil and criminal litigation in his current practice. He has successfully tried bench and jury trials to...
Mr. Alan Peyrouton
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Hackensack, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(201) 766-4800 200 Passaic St.
3rd Flr
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Michigan State University
Mr. Peyrouton is a Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney located in Bergen County, NJ
He has the distinction of representing clients before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Peyrouton has earned the highest honors for outstanding & exceptional service as a Criminal Defense Attorney. He has been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 10 Best Criminal Lawyers by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, and is designated as a NJ Rising Star & Super Lawyer.

He has handled many high-profile cases involving attempted...
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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.