Parsippany, New Jersey Criminal Lawyers

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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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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Michelle Welsh
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Whittier Law School3rd Circuit, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and New Jersey
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Joseph D. Rotella
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Whittier Law SchoolU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.Y., New Jersey, U.S. District Court, District of N.J., U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of N.Y.
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David Howard Dumbroff
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(973) 404-0918 181 New Road #304
PARSIPPANY, NJ 07054
Free ConsultationPARSIPPANY, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall University School of Law
David H. Dumbroff, Esq. is a highly experienced Divorce, Domestic Violence, Criminal, DWI, Traffic Ticket & Personal Injury attorney. He has been practicing law in New Jersey for over 25 years. David understands that his clients are going through a difficult time and he always has their back. He has a unique ability to listen to his clients and deliver the results they are seeking.

David graduated from Rutgers College and Seton Hall Law School. He is a Court Approved Divorce & Family Law Mediator.
Blair Zwillman
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Parsippany, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(973) 403-1100 629 Parsippany Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
New England Law | Boston
I have been a practicing attorney for 39 years. I started out as a prosecutor with the NJ Attorney General's Office. I have been a criminal defense attorney for 36 years. My specialties include serious state and federal cases related to all types of fraud, drugs, theft, murder, extortion, assault, threats, bribery, conspiracy and other white-colar and violent crimes. I have personally handled in excess of 75 jury trials. I have been certified by the State of New Jersey as a Criminal Attorney for 33 years. I am a former President of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New...
Sara Sencer McArdle
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Parsippany, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(973) 366-5244 8 Wood Hollow Drive, Plaza 3
Law Offices of Sara McArdle
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Toledo
After graduating from law school in 1979, Sara Sencer McArdle worked for the Essex County prosecutor’s office. She worked there for more than 20 years, 10 as head of the child abuse division. In 2002, Sara moved into private practice. On June 1, 2005, she established her own family law and criminal defense practice.

She has been continuously certified as a criminal trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court since 1983 and provides a full line of family and criminal law services in matters such as child support, child custody, modification of existing court orders, felony defense and representation...
Christopher G. Porreca
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Parsippany, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(973) 889-0900 1719 Route 10 East
Suite 106
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Morris County criminal defense attorney Christopher G. Porreca will be able to provide the legal expertise you deserve. If you are being charged with a crime such as theft, DWI, a drug crime, weapon charge, traffic offense or any other criminal offense then you owe it to yourself to consult with an experienced legal advocate you know you can trust. Attorney Christopher G. Porreca has had years of experience providing his clients with the defense they need in order to obtain the outcome they deserve. Call and schedule a consultation to discuss your case today.
Parsippany, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(973) 966-6300 One Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Criminal and Employment
Rutgers University School of Law
Parsippany, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(973) 966-6300 One Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Criminal
St. John's University School of Law
Parsippany, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(973) 966-6300 One Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Criminal and Administrative
Notre Dame Law School
Parsippany, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(973) 539-5000 1719 Route 10 East, Suite 123
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Criminal
Stuart Nachbar
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Livingston, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(973) 567-0954 354 Eisenhower Parkway
Plaza 1, Suite 2025
Livingston, NJ 07039
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy and Collections
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For a free initial consultation on your Bankruptcy needs
Call Stuart today at (973) 567-0954

I have been representing clients of all types for the past 22 years. We specialize in assisting persons in financial hardship by filing for Bankruptcy in Chapter 7, 11 or 13. We even do loan modifications to help you save your home from Foreclosure. In addition, I have worked on behalf of my own son and numerous others who have a disability, to make sure that they get the proper education. I am ready to assist you, with my 22 years of legal/mediation and...
Tanya N. Helfand
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Whippany, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(973) 428-0800 575 Route 10 East
Suite #1
Whippany, NJ 07981
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
Pace University and Union College
Christopher Aiello
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 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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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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Marvin J Hammerman
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Boonton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(862) 214-3285 360 Hawkins Place
Boonton, NJ 07005
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, DWI and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Jared I. Kalish Esq.
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Lake Hiawatha, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(973) 299-8660 50 North Beverwyck Road
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
I graduated from Widener University School of Law in May 2011, passed both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars shortly thereafter, and I have been practicing law since January 2012. I am an associate attorney at the Kalish Law Group, where I have been learning under the tutelage of my father, Lawrence H. Kalish, Esq. At the Kalish Law Group, we focus in Family Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning & Administration, Criminal Law and Municipal Court (DWI, Traffic Violations, Disorderly Conduct, Etc.). We are a small family practice with two attorneys, paralegal and an office...
Harvey Meltzer
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Livingston, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(973) 533-0104 293 Eisenhower Parkway
Livingston, NJ 07039
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and Divorce
Santo Artusa Jr.
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(973) 337-9643 51 John F. Kennedy Pkwy
Essex County Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Free ConsultationShort Hills, 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...
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 27 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...
Leslie Posnock
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Livingston, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(732) 544-1460 70 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
American University
LESLIE B. POSNOCK is a partner in the law firm of Schwartz & Posnock. Ms. Posnock, an attorney since 1984, is licensed in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California. Ms. Posnock is a former public defender in Philadelphia and New Jersey and has extensive trial experience. Ms. Posnock has represented individuals in hundreds of cases, involving charges of murder, drugs, sexual assault, mail fraud, wire fraud, theft, forgery, kidnapping, robbery, assault, burglary, Municipal Court matters (including traffic ticket defense), and driving under the influence cases. She has successfully litigated numerous appeals and petitions for post-conviction...
Travis J. Tormey
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(908) 336-5008 55 Madison Avenue
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
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...
Anthony Arturi Jr.
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(973) 644-5110 3 Prospect Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New York Law School
Anthony Arturi, Esq. provides dedicated, energetic and loyal representation to his clients to efficiently protect and advance their interests. He has 23 years of experience in representing large and small clients alike, in matters involving real estate transfers and development, finance, contract and business litigation, commercial litigation, employment law, shareholder disputes, contract and real estate disputes, appellate practice, legal ethics, criminal defense and personal injury matters. His representative clients include real estate developers, industrial service companies, shopping center owners, banks and private lenders and numerous small business owners. Mr. Arturi is admitted to practice law in...
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.
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
David Howard Dumbroff
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Call 800-537-4154 for a free Criminal consultation now. We will fight to get charges dismissed or reduced. Alternatives to jail in certain matters. Morristown Montville Cranford Roseland Sparta locations. Read More »
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Elena Fast
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Criminal Law Attorney

Elena Fast is a Junior Managing Partner at the Blanch Law Firm, responsible for overseeing business and legal operations of the firm. Prior to joining Blanch Law, Elena worked as a Felony Assistant District Attorney at... Read More »
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Karl Fenske
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(973) 455-0030 26 West Park Place
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall University School of Law
40 years of litigation and transaction experience in Morristown, NJ.
Gary Natale
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West Orange, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(973) 324-9711 West Orange, NJ 07052
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall University School of Law
James Maynard
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(888) 668-4845 65 Madison Avenue, Suite 540
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal and Juvenile
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Mr James M Porfido
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(973) 683-1140 31 Washington St
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal, DWI and Juvenile
James M. Porfido, Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the State of New Jersey for 25+ years is a former Morris County Prosecutor who now fights for the accused.
Jeff W. Plaza
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(973) 718-2229 89 Headquarters Plaza North
Suite 1459
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Fordham University
Attorney Jeffrey W. Plaza has more than 20 years of experience as a civil litigation attorney in New Jersey and New York. He concentrates particularly on commercial litigation and family law matters, including divorce and child custody cases. Anyone in need of a capable litigator can call (973) 862-8905 or visit www.newark-lawyers.com to learn more!
Stephen Darryl Brown
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(973) 675-7337 414 Eagle Rock Avenue, 3rd Floor
West Orange, NJ 07052
West Orange, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
Criminal, Consumer, DWI and Medical Malpractice
Established in 1987; The Law Offices of Stephen D. Brown, is a successful and dedicated law firm well-versed in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Mal-Practice, Criminal Defense/Municipal Court, Consumer Fraud, Real Estate Closing and Divorces & Family Law. We effectively and vigorously represent clients throughout all New Jersey counties. More importantly, we are ethical, well respected, reputable and devoted to our clients. Above all, we emphasize communication with our clients; persistent advocacy and attention to every detail of their case. Regardless the size of the case, our commitment is to obtain a just result for each...
Matthew Rosen
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Fairfield, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(973) 227-1415 100 PASSAIC AVENUE, SUITE 305
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Municipal
Scott Andrew Gorman
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(973) 796-3800 16 Washington Street, Suite 203
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Cornell University
Alan Ehrlich
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(973) 718-2229 89 Headquarters Plaza North
Suite 1459
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal, Business, Family and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Founded in 1955, Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law is a law firm dedicated to providing effective legal services for residents of New Jersey and New York. As a full service law firm with over 100 years of combined legal experience, the team is prepared to take on even the most complicated legal matters. The firm has offices in Newark, Morristown, and New York City, and represents individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations, publicly traded companies, and government agencies. The attorneys are prepared to assist clients through a variety of legal matters including those involving family law, commercial...
Daniel Hymowitz
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(201) 680-0800 55 Madison Ave
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DWI
Member of HYMOWITZ LAW GROUP, PLLC
Jason Gareis
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Quinnipiac University School of LawUnited States District Court, District of New Jersey and New Jersey
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Robert J. Degroot
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience

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.... Read More »
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Joe Truland Jr
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(973) 998-7913 161 Madison Avenue
3rd Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal, Appeals and DWI
James Patton
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Livingston, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(973) 992-3500 209 S. Livingston Avenue
Suite 9
Livingston, NJ 07039
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Divorce
As a former federal prosecutor and an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, I also understand how the other side thinks. With ten of my 30 years of legal experience devoted to prosecution, I have unique insight into how both New Jersey state and federal authorities bring charges and how they argue cases.
Francesca Mendola
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Chatham, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(973) 635-2901 400 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
Criminal
Robert Smith
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(973) 292-0016 60 Washington St
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Ricardo Rodriguez
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Morristown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(973) 998-7973 124 Washington Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Criminal
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.
Robert Stahl
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Westfield, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(908) 301-9001 220 Saint Paul St
Westfield, NJ 07090
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
Seton Hall University School of Law
Robert G. Stahl is the managing partner of Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers. He started the firm in 1997, after six years of exemplary service as a federal prosecutor. His firm focuses on defending individuals charged with white-collar offenses and other serious federal and state charges, both at trial and on appeal. Recent notable federal cases include representing a college student charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice in the aftermath of Boston Marathon bombing; a pharmacist charged with a multimillion-dollar online prescription drug fraud scheme in the SDNY; and a prominent rabbi charged with kidnapping as a result of an...
Jay Bhatt
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Jersey City, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(201) 798-8000 378 Summit Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seton Hall University School of Law
Attorney Jay Bhatt is the founder of Bhatt Law Group and a lawyer experienced in criminal, traffic, family, and personal injury law. Jay was born in India and immigrated to the United States with his family at age 6. He grew up watching his father, who had been an engineer in India, work diligently to become an engineer once again in the U.S. and eventually to start his own business. Jay learned his work ethic and his entrepreneurial drive, as well as a passion for helping others, from his father and applies those daily to his law practice.
Alex Schmidt
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(844) 288-7978 123 N Union Ave
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Cranford, NJ 07016
Free ConsultationCranford, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation and Securities
Fordham University School of Law
Alex Schmidt worked in finance prior to attending to Fordham Law School. He obtained the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and operated as a financial advisor specializing in asset allocation strategies with a focus on fixed income securities. Mr. Schmidt leveraged this experience in law school working in house at Oppenheimer as well as the law firm Bressler, Amery and Ross. While at Fordham in addition to serving as a Reservist in the US Army Military Police, Mr. Schmidt was also a member of the Fordham Law Securities Arbitration Clinic.

He presently specializes in securities and broker dealer law...
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...
Victor A. Rotolo
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I'm an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer and represent clients who are facing a wide range of criminal charges. I will vigorously fight for your rights and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
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Travis J. Tormey
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Free Consultation. Thousands of Criminal and DWI Cases Handled. Highly Rated.

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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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.