New Brunswick, New Jersey Criminal Lawyers

Jonathan F. Marshall
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Accomplished Criminal Lawyer & Former Prosecutor Ready to Fight for You!

I am the head of the region's largest criminal defense firm and our team includes former county & municipal prosecutors with over 200 years of combined experience. Call us for a free consultation. Read More »
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Thomas H. Martin
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Free Consultation! Success and Experience Fighting for the Criminally Accused!

I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of the accused. I provide skilled and aggressive legal representation to fight criminal charges! Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Hillary Brower
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience

Brooklyn Law SchoolNew York
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Tara Breslow-Testa Esq.
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Free Consultation! Fierce Defender and Tireless Advocate! Fighting for You!

I defend the accused with determination and passion! I am dedicated to steadfast attention to you and ensuring the best possible outcome! Visit my website for testimonials and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Matthew Dorry
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Free Consultation! Former Prosecutor and Successful Criminal Law Attorney!

I am an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. I will provide personalized and knowledgeable representation to defend you against charges! Visit my website for information. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jason Seidman
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(732) 659-9920 75 Patterson Street
Suite 10
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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,...
Allan Marain
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(732) 828-2020 P.O. Box 1030
100 Bayard St 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Seton Hall University School of Law
Allan Marain is a member of the New Jersey Bar. As such, he practices in Municipal Courts, the Superior Court of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Supreme Court. He is a member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is authorized to practice before the United States Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Aviation Administration,...
Reid Weinman
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(732) 828-8900 152 Livingston Avenue
Second Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Ohio Northern University
Born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Central Jersey, Mr. Weinman has dedicated himself and his legal practice to defending the rights of the accused. Ensuring that individuals that wrong other people through their negligence are made to pay appropriately. Each and every case is handled with patience, dedication, meticulous attention to detail, compassion and the highest degree of professional and personal integrity.

Mr. Weinman graduated from Montclair State College and then attended Law School at Claude Petit College of Law and University of San Diego (Magdalen College, Oxford University) and attained his Doctorate in Jurisprudence in 1985.
Barbara Ungar Esq.
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(732) 828-8700 46 Bayard Street
Suite 409
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Baltimore School of Law
Barbara Ungar is a solo practitioner with 26 years experience and 15 years experience in private practice. She formerly served as an Assistant Essex County Counsel from 1988 through 1990 with expertise in mental health and hospital law. Ms. Ungar then served as a Deputy Attorney General with the Division of Criminal Justice from 1990 through 1999 with expertise in complex narcotics and environmental civil forfeiture and white collar, labor and fraud prosecutions. Ms. Ungar has extensive criminal defense, DWI, DUI, municipal court defense and family court litigation experience. She has been involved in the aggressive defense of...
Thomas H. Martin
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(732) 659-9920 75 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08902
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...
James S. Friedman Esq.
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(800) 361-6554 5 Elm Row
#300
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Brooklyn Law School
Waynice Green
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(732) 609-3915 73 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Fordham University School of Law
I am a self-proclaimed Jersey girl, who despite the cold weather and excessive tolls, refuses to leave the East Coast. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and from there, went on to obtain my Juris Doctor at Fordham University School of Law, in New York City. I have always enjoyed serving as an advocate for criminal defendant rights both in and out of law school. As a part of Fordham’s Criminal Defense Clinic, I successfully aided in the representation of clients from arraignments to dispositions. I have also worked at various public defenders offices...
Eric Morrell
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(732) 249-9933 142 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal
At the Law Offices of Eric B. Morrell, we have extensive experience defending people in New Jersey who have been charged with Indictable Offenses or Disorderly Persons Offenses. In our years of practice, we have successfully protected the rights of thousands of individuals.
As part of our comprehensive legal representation, we may encourage our clients to work with a mental health professional or participate in a drug or alcohol treatment program. We understand the importance of demonstrating to the judge that our clients are actively working to rehabilitate themselves.
To arrange a free initial legal consultation with our attorney, contact the Law...
Martin Matlaga
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(732) 932-7226 53 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal, Domestic Violence, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Anne Gowen
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Highland Park, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
P.O. Box 4372
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Criminal and Appeals
John B. Fabriele III
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Widener University Delaware School of LawNew Jersey
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James S. Friedman Esq.
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All criminal cases in the courts of New Jersey and New York City.

Representation in all felony offenses in the state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and New York City, including, violent crimes, white collar offenses, and charges related to computers and the internet. Read More »
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Norman Epting Jr.
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New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(732) 828-2020 P.O. Box 1030
100 Bayard St 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(732) 745-9000 247 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal
New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(732) 418-1313 94 Church St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal and DWI
New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(732) 249-1125 89 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal
New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(732) 745-9000 247 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal
New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(732) 745-9000 247 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal
New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(732) 545-7755 Office 22 Kirkpatrick St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal
New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(732) 545-4717 40 Paterson St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal and DWI
New Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(732) 745-9000 247 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Criminal
North Brunswick Township, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(732) 821-2300 215 N Center Dr
North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902
Criminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Justin LaPiana
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey, New York and United States District Court, District of New Jersey
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Jason Seidman
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Free Consultation! Former Prosecutor & Criminal Defense Lawyer with Experience!

I am a powerful and effective criminal defense attorney. I fight to protect the rights and interests of the criminally accused. I am ready to fight for you! Visit my website for information, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Leon Matchin
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(732) 887-2479 86 Washington Ave.
Milltown, NJ 08850
Free ConsultationMilltown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall University School of Law
I always knew I would be an attorney because my uncle was a prosecutor and and then a successful defense attorney and I wanted to do what he did. I graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1998 and I started Seton Hall University School of Law at Newark, New Jersey the fall of that same year. I attended law school part time, however, because I also worked a full time job at a law firm in Elizabeth, New Jersey from which it was an easy 15 minute commute to...
Mr. Kenneth Albert Vercammen Esq.
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Edison, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(732) 572-0500 2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
Criminal, DWI, Probate and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Kenneth A. Vercammen is an Edison, Middlesex County, NJ trial attorney who has published 125 articles in national and New Jersey publications on business and litigation topics. Ken Vercammen is the Author of the American Bar Association book Criminal Law Forms. He is a Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney by the NJ Supreme Court. Kenneth Vercammen was a Speaker at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting. He was a speaker at Handling Drug, DWI & criminal cases. He often lectures to trial lawyers of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. ...
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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(800) 974-4487 39 Milltown Road, 2nd Floor
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Free ConsultationEast Brunswick, 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...
Michael Cirigliano
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East Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(732) 514-6631 197 Route 18 S
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
Michael E. Cirigliano, began his legal career in 2011 at the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office. While working as a prosecutor, Mr. Cirigliano developed his trial skills and learned the intricacies of criminal law and criminal procedure. During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Cirigliano handled thousands of Driving While Intoxicated prosecutions among other offenses. Mr. Cirigliano resigned from the DA’s Office in 2015 and formed the partnership of Rosas & Cirigliano.

As a founding partner of Rosas & Cirigliano, Mr. Cirigliano defends individuals charged with crimes ranging from driving while intoxicated and domestic violence to serious sex offenses...
Ryan Gilbert
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East Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(732) 210-0111 332 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall University School of Law
As a graduate of both Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School, a former law clerk and a representative for several Fortune 500 companies, attorney Ryan E. Gilbert is a highly-experienced professional in his field. As an aggressive legal representative for each client, he may be your best option! Call today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Todd Brandon Eder
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East Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(888) 467-8252 182 Ryders Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
University of Tulsa College of Law
Todd B. Eder, Esq. is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney, and certified as a civil trial advocate(attorney)by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, an American Bar Association accredited organization granting board certification,recognitions of his legal knowledge, courtroom experience and high professional standards. He established his own firm in 1997 and brings three decades of insight from his background as a plaintiff's personal injury lawyer, defense counsel and former assistant county prosecutor. The Law firm of Todd B. Eder, P.C. is located in East Brunswick and provides representation to clients in Middlesex, Somerset,...
Charles D. Dawkins Jr.
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Piscataway, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(908) 962-9929 200 Centennial Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration, Juvenile and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Charles Dawkins Jr. practices Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Federal and State Criminal Law appeals. The Attorney represent clients in all criminal law cases and the Attorney has obtained favorable results in state and federal courts. Moreover, the attorney has represented many clients in deportation hearing, BIA Appeals, Family based immigration, citizenship and many adjustment of status cases. The Attorney has appealed in State and Federal Courts and has appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
Brian T. Goldenfarb
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East Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(732) 321-9100 2 Tower Center Blvd
19th Floor
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Criminal, DWI, Municipal and Personal Injury
Widener University
"Winning Isn't everything, it's the ONLY thing!" - Vince Lombardi
John B. Fabriele III
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East Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(732) 246-0888 197 State Route 18 South
Suite 3000, #53
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Jennifer L Marshall Esq
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Piscataway, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(732) 377-2005 200 Centennial Ave
Suite 200
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I have been practicing criminal and family law since 2007. I represent clients throughout New Jersey in Federal and State courts. I have recently decided that it was time to start my own criminal and family law practice. I believe an attorney must be available for their clients and should provide affordable representation. If you want an attorney that will fight for you give me a call today. My consultations are free. (732) 377-2005.
I. Paul Koutouzakis
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

University of North Carolina School of LawNew Jersey
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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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Jordan Rickards
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Milltown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(732) 297-8200 196 Riva Ave.
Milltown, NJ 08850
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Matthew Teeter
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Somerset, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(732) 325-0814 1075 Easton Avenue
Tower 2 Suite 2
Somerset, NJ 08873
Free ConsultationCriminal
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Matt graduated from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2008, having majored in Criminal Justice with a focus in Forensic Investigation. While obtaining his degree, he successfully completed an internship with the New Jersey State Police Ballistics Unit in Hamilton, New Jersey. It was there where he learned about comparative bullet/lead analysis, the examination and test firing of firearms, and forensic ballistic testimony in New Jersey courts. In 2012, Matt obtained his J.D. from Faulkner University – Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. While in law school, Matt served as President of the Student Bar Association, was...
Mark Casazza
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East Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(866) 567-0135 197 State Route 18 South Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Criminal, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
In 2011 and 2012, Attorney Mark F. Casazza has been named a Rising Star in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, placing him in a select group of New Jersey lawyers under the age of 40. Rising Stars are nominated for the honor by Super Lawyers Magazine, the top 2.5% of the lawyers in New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Casazza has also been named as one of the Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, recognizing him as one the top 40 trial lawyers in New Jersey under the age of 40.

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Robert Zavistoski
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Edison, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(732) 991-7134 100 Plainfield Ave. Suite 3E
Edison, NJ 08817
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami
Michael Robert Rosas
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East Brunswick, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(732) 514-6631 197 State Route 18 South- Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08831
Criminal and DWI
Michelle Welsh
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Warren, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(844) 288-7978 7 Mt Bethel Rd
Warren, NJ 07059
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Whittier Law School
Thomas Carroll Blauvelt Esq.
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Old Bridge, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(877) 676-7729 499 Marlboro Rd
#4
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
My name is Thomas "Tom" Blauvelt and I am a former appointed Municipal Court prosecutor for 15 NJ towns. My law firm was created in 1994 and primarily handles criminal, DWI and traffic tickets in all New Jersey Municipal Courts and Superior Courts. We also represent NJ drivers at license suspension hearings before the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission [formerly the NJDMV]. Our 24/7 toll free hotline (1-877-676-7729) is open to you right now for a free consultation. I was born in Passaic, New Jersey and am proud to make NJ my family's home. I...
Peter Ventrice
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(732) 767-0044 276 Main St
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Free ConsultationMetuchen, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
New York Law School
Providing personal attention and aggressive representation in divorce and family law, civil litigation, and criminal defense throughout the Courts of New Jersey.
Anthony J. Vecchio Esq.
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Woodbridge, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(732) 303-7341 227 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
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.
James R. Pastor
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Watchung, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(908) 561-5577 501 Watchung Avenue
Watchung, NJ 07069
Criminal, DWI, Municipal and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Mr. Pastor received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law at Newark and his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers College. He is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the American Bar Association. Mr. Pastor’s practice areas include civil litigation including personal injury, workers’ compensation, employment law and criminal defense including driving while intoxicated, traffic offenses, juvenile law, and indictable offenses.
James Fagen
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience

Loyola University Chicago School of LawNew Jersey
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William Wackowski
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Free Consultation! Passionate Criminal Defense Lawyer! Secure Your Freedom!

I am an experienced and determined criminal defense attorney. I will bring legal expertise and determination to your fight against criminal charges! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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.