Longport, New Jersey Criminal Lawyers

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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Michael F. Myers
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New Jersey 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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Michael F. Myers
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Northfield, 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...
Andrew M. Butchko
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Somers Point, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years 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...
Joseph Lombardo
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Hammonton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(609) 561-8100 104 Bellevue Ave
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
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.
Kurt Mayro
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Brigantine, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(609) 266-1258 1018 W Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Criminal, 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...
Charles H. Nugent Jr.
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Pleasantville, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years 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...
Stefanie Ann Zarych
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Northfield , NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years 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...
Phyllis Widman
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Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years 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 City, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years 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.
Robert L Tarver Jr
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Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(732) 341-2152 1616 Pacific Avenue
Suite 214
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Mr. John J. Zarych
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Atlantic City , NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(609) 344-9958 1125 Atlantic Ave Suite 500
Atlantic City , NJ 08401
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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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years 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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Oded 'Ed' Weinstock
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Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(609) 277-6339 26 S. Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 200
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal
John F. Huber
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Marmora, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(609) 390-8580 Wayside Village
58 Tuckahoe Road
Marmora, NJ 08223
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Brenden T Shur
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Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(609) 641-2266 1125 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 500
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal
Jonathan F. Marshall
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(609) 616-0020 5918 Main Street
Suite 201
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Free ConsultationMays Landing, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years 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,...
Natalie Marie DeDona
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Little Egg Harbor,, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years 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.
Linwood, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(609) 601-8750 47 Central Ave
Linwood, NJ 08221
Criminal, DWI and Municipal
Linwood, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(609) 926-7700 616 Ocean Heights Ave
Linwood, NJ 08221
Criminal and Personal Injury
Linwood, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(609) 601-1600 616 Ocean Heights Ave
Linwood, NJ 08221
Criminal, DWI, Municipal and Personal Injury
Northfield, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(609) 645-5105 1550 New Rd
Northfield, NJ 08225
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Ocean City, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(609) 399-1111 728 West Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(609) 344-3161 1125 Atlantic Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal and DWI
Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(609) 318-3556 3119 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal
Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(609) 572-7512 1125 Atlantic Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal, Antitrust, Business and DWI
Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(609) 572-7380 1125 Atlantic Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Criminal, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Mays Landing, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(609) 625-7500 5918 Main Street 104
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Criminal, DWI, Family and Real Estate
Jason Seidman
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Toms River, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years 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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Toms River, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years 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...
Robert Gutman
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Toms River, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(732) 797-1600 9 Robbins St
Toms River, NJ 08753
Criminal, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Municipal
American University Washington College of Law
Having grown up in a family with a history of land development and new home construction I have a unique insight into real estate and commercial transactions. As part of the Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, L.L.C. team of lawyers, I have concentrated my practice in the areas of real estate, commercial and civil litigation.
John Dell'Aquilo
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Somers Point, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years 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...
Anthony J. Vecchio Esq.
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Mt. Laurel, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(732) 303-7341 309 Fellowship Road
East Gate Center, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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.
Evan M. Levow
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(609) 264-6841 707 E Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
Free ConsultationVineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years 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...
Richard E. Incremona
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Somers Point, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(609) 601-6100 805 New Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Criminal and Administrative
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mr. Incremona spent 26 years with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office in Freehold. During his career, he was a law clerk and an Assistant Prosecutor in the Appellate/Motions Section; an Assistant Prosecutor in the Juvenile/Family Division and the Adult Trial Division; a Deputy Trial Team Leader in the Adult Trial Division; the Director of the Special Operations Unit (police related investigations and reviews); the Director of the Major Crimes Unit (homicides and other violent crimes); and served as the Executive Assistant Prosecutor and the Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor (with office-wide authority in the second capacity) supervising and leading the...
Kevin Clark
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Somers Point, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years 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....
Nitza Blasini
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Somers Point, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(609) 601-6100 805 New Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Criminal
Rutgers School of Law-Camden and University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Ms. Blasini began her legal career working for Legal Services in Atlantic County. Thereafter, from August 1984 to November of 1990, she held the position of Assistant Prosecutor in Camden, Atlantic, and Cumberland Counties. In Cumberland County, she held the position of Chief of Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit. Ms. Blasini organized and developed the first sexual assault unit in Cumberland County. For eighteen years, Ms. Blasini held the position of Deputy Ethics Counsel with the Office of Attorney Ethics in Trenton, New Jersey, where she handled serious and complex disciplinary prosecutions of New Jersey attorneys. She...
Daniel Moses Rosenberg
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Mount Holly, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(609) 216-7400 9-11 Garden Street
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Rutgers University - Camden
Daniel M. Rosenberg is a former New Jersey prosecutor, licensed to practice law for over a decade, who defends juveniles and adults accused of drug crimes, DUI, assault, robbery, sex crimes, burglary, domestic violence, murder, among many others. Straightforward, confident and compassionate, Rosenberg does what it takes to bring about a favorable outcome whether it’s prevailing at trial, winning on motions or negotiating a non-trial disposition. A graduate of Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, Rosenberg is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He practices in municipal, state and federal courts. Rosenberg is...
Colin Bonus
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Toms River, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years 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...
Robert J. Luther
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Somers Point, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(609) 601-6100 805 New Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and Juvenile
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
After working as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Ellen Talbott, J.S.C. (Ret.), Mr. Luther served as an Assistant Prosecutor for over 25 years. He was the First Assistant Prosecutor and Trial Chief for the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office. At the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, he served as the Section Chief of the Major Crimes Unit and also worked in the trial team, grand jury and juvenile units. Mr. Luther was certified as an instructor by the Police Training Commission and taught at the Police Academies in Cumberland and Camden County, also serving as the Police Legal Advisor. Mr....
Jason Carl Pollack
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Hammonton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(856) 304-1472 41 Route 73 South
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Hammonton, NJ 08037
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
We are a boutique DUI/DWI, Criminal Law and Traffic law firm in Southern New Jersey. We offer a free phone/office consultation in either of our 3 offices (Mount Holly, Audubon, Winslow Twp).

We offer reasonable rates, payment plans and accept credit cards.

Let us fight for your rights!

Call Today- 856-304-1472 for your Free Consultation.
Thomas H. Martin
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Toms River, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(732) 279-7649 250 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University School of Law
Thomas Martin, for over fifteen years, has been successfully representing defendants who were charged with Criminal charges, Motor Vehicle charges Juvenile offenses, DV/Restraining Orders and Expungments of Criminal Records. He also handles matters involving Individuals Injured in Accidents and Individuals Injured in the Course of Employment (Worker’s Compensation). Serving all of New Jersey, his goal is to provide the highest quality legal representation to the firm's clients. He prides hims on his experience, competence, and professionalism and he looks forward to providing you with personalized legal assistance. He has represented 1000’s of clients throughout New...
Raymond Rapposelli
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Somers Point, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(609) 601-6100 805 New Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Criminal and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Mr. Rapposelli served his internship with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office before joining the law firm of Fritz & Rapposelli in Woodbury, New Jersey. He later established the Law Offices of Raymond J. Rapposelli, P.C. in Turnersville, New Jersey, where he has served his clients in the areas of personal injury, consumer fraud, criminal defense, and contracts. During his tenure, Mr. Rapposelli has held several public interest positions, including counsel for the Gloucester County Housing Authority, counsel for People Against Spousal Abuse (PASA), and public defender for the Borough of Newfield. In the public arena, he...
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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.

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