Princeton, New Jersey Criminal Lawyers

Peter Katz
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience

University of Pennsylvania Law School2nd Circuit, District of New Jersey, Eastern District of New York, New Jersey, Southern District of New York, U.S. Supreme Court and New York
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Jonathan F. Marshall
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Dedicated and Skilled Criminal Lawyer! Former Prosecutor Ready to Fight for You!

I provide thorough, honest, and uncompromising representation for those facing criminal charges. I am dedicated to exceptional service and results! Visit my website for more information or call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Anthony J. Vecchio Esq.
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(609) 452-2906 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 300
Princeton, NJ 08540
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.
Thomas H. Martin
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(609) 683-8102 103 Carnegie Center #300
Princeton, NJ 08540
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...
Jodi Jaffe
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(866) 216-5186 301 N Harrison St
#9F, #306
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationCriminal and Employment
University of Florida
Jodi J. Jaffe graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Brandeis University in 1987 and received her J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, in 1990.

Jodi began her career representing people that could not afford a lawyer who were accused of crimes; she became an Assistant Public Defender for the Dade County Public Defender’s office in Miami, Florida. In part, her relentlessness enabled her to get what she wanted for her clients, making her a successful trial attorney. Jodi is not afraid to take on “the system” and she will work tirelessly in the fight...
Peter Katz
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(609) 734-4380 116 Village Blvd
#32 2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationCriminal, Employment and White Collar Crime
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Joel I. Rachmiel
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(866) 216-5186 301 N Harrison St
#9F, #306
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationCriminal and Employment
Seton Hall University School of Law
Randall Philip Brett
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(609) 799-0528 214 Carnegie Center
Suite 100
Princeton, NJ 08540
Criminal, Business and Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Randall Brett is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York and before the Federal District Court in New Jersey. His practice areas include employment law, business formation, corporate governance, negotiation of commercial agreements, mediation, and civil and criminal litigation. Known for his problem solving abilities, Mr. Brett has litigated complex commercial matters, successfully defended individuals in court and has represented clients in a wide variety of business negotiations. He has achieved significant recoveries for clients who have been wrongfully terminated or suffered from discriminatory treatment. Mr. Brett received his Juris Doctor...
Andrew I. Glenn
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(866) 216-5186 301 N Harrison St
#9F, #306
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationPrinceton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
Criminal and Employment
University of Miami School of Law
Andrew’s first job as a lawyer was with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, where he was a Deputy Attorney General for approximately seven years. As a government trial attorney, he learned “his way around a courtroom” as well as how to effectively and persuasively write legal documents. As a Deputy Attorney General, Andrew gained invaluable litigation experience in both State and Federal Courts, arguing motions before judges, negotiating settlements before mediators, taking and defending over 800 depositions, and trying both bench and jury trials.

After working with the New Jersey Attorney General, over the next eight years, Andrew further honed...
Brian T. Goldenfarb
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
116 Village Blvd.
Suite 200
Princeton, NJ 08540
Criminal, DWI, Municipal and Personal Injury
Widener University
"Winning Isn't everything, it's the ONLY thing!" - Vince Lombardi
Douglas Herring
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(844) 652-2287 475 Wall St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationCriminal
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
William P. Deni, Sr., Esq.
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(908) 782-2900 101 Poor Farm Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University
Paul Casteleiro
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(609) 921-0334 1000 Herrontown Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Criminal and Civil Rights
I am the Legal Director of Centurion Ministries, Inc., d/b/a "Centurion," since 2014. Centurion is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization which was formed in 1982 and is the first organization in the United States devoted exclusively to freeing and exonerating individuals who are imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Centurion is a national organization and represents individuals all over the United States. I have over 35 years of experience in post conviction litigation in addition to being an experienced criminal trial and appellate attorney. Prior to becoming Legal Director at Centurion I maintained a private law practice in...
Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(908) 782-2900 101 Poor Farm Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(908) 782-2900 101 Poor Farm Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Family
The George Washington University Law School
Marisa Baker Trofimov, Esq.
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Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(908) 782-2900 101 Poor Farm Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Family
Seton Hall University
Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(609) 987-6803 700 Alexander Park
Princeton, NJ 08540
Criminal, Business, Environmental and IP
Rutgers School of Law - Newark
Princeton, New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer
(609) 716-6619 105 College Road East
Princeton, NEW JERSEY 08542
Criminal, Business, Environmental and Legal Malpractice
New York University School of Law
Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(609) 750-2646 301 Carnegie Center Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Criminal, Antitrust, Appeals and Business
Rutgers University School of Law
Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(609) 921-1755 20 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Criminal and DWI
Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(609) 750-2647 301 Carnegie Center Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Criminal, Antitrust, Appeals and Business
Seton Hall University School of Law
Princeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(609) 683-7400 601 Ewing St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Employment
Robert Rubinstein
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(609) 392-7600 1675 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Suite 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Free ConsultationHamilton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Criminal, Business, DWI and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
I am certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. My practice focuses on personal injury, business law and litigation, and municipal court defense. I fight hard for my clients, and have won important appellate victories against major corporations such as Trump Casino and Disney. I was the Chief Municipal Prosecutor for Lawrence Township from 2001 to 2005. I am the author of two Thompson West NJ Practice Series books-Motor Vehicle Law and Practice Forms and New Jersey Personal Injury Law, a senior instructor for Garden State CLE, and I served on the...
Kristy Bruce
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Hamilton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(609) 392-7600 1675 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
I graduated from Arcadia University with a B.A. in Psychology and then worked as a social worker prior to attending law school. While attending lawsuit at night, I worked full time as a paralegal. I completed my law degree at Rutgers University. I have spent my legal career representing adults and children who have been injured in an accident or charged with a crime. Personal injury and criminal defense are highly emotional areas of practice for clients. My psychology degree and social work background provide me with a tremendous amount of value in the practice of law. Clients frequently tell...
Jeffrey Jacob Goldin
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trenton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(609) 257-4976 1142 Brunswick Avenue
trenton, NJ 08638
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Employment and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Aggressive representation in and out of the courtroom. As a member of the litigation department at Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., I focus on ensuring my clients have zealous representation in all their matters. My primary practice focuses on; Personal Injury; Criminal Defense; DUI/DWI; Motor Vehicle and Traffic Offenses; Contract Disputes; Employee Wage Disputes and Unemployment Appeals. I am a member of several legal associations such as the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.
Greg Prosmushkin
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Trenton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(609) 257-4976 1142 Brunswick Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08638
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Temple University
The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., provides a full complement of legal services to people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We are proud of the individualized representation we are able to provide our clients, whether they are in need of a green card, Personal injury compensation or Criminal Defense representation. Our experienced attorneys and staff are fluent in several languages, including Spanish, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian. We take the time to thoroughly discuss each client's needs and goals, and maintain good communication throughout the duration of each case. For a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please...
Mark Garnet Davis
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Hamilton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(609) 587-9100 2653 Nottingham Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
The George Washington University Law School
CERTIFIED BY THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT AS A CRIMINAL TRIAL ATTORNEY
Thaddeus Mikulski Jr.
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Pennington, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(609) 316-0170 116 Washington Crossing Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
Criminal, Employment, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America
Thaddeus "Ted" Mikulski is a passionate and committed advocate for persons who have been harmed or wronged by the acts of others. He represents individuals on claims involving employee rights, legal malpractice, consumer rights, serious personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights and workers' compensation. He also represents businesses in litigation and he counsels business owners on diverse legal matters including employment law issues, litigation avoidance, contract negotiations and insurance coverage disputes. As a former prosecutor, he also represents individuals charged with crimes and traffic offenses. In his thirty-seven years of practice, Thaddeus Mikulski has helped more than three thousand...
Samuel Sachs
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East Windsor, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(609) 448-2700 379 Princeton Hightstown Rd
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
The George Washington University Law School
Samuel Louis Sachs, Esq. attended Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude. He also attended the National Law Center of George Washington University, and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree, with honors. Mr. Sachs is admitted to practice law before: the Supreme Court of the United States of America; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; and all courts in the State of New Jersey including the Supreme Court...
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. ...
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,...
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...
Jonathan F. Marshall
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(609) 683-8102 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 300
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationPrinceton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 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,...
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...
Filipe Pedroso
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Somerville, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(732) 200-2300 892 US-22, Fl. 2
Somerville, NJ 08876
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...
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...
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.
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.
James A. Abate
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Somerville, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(908) 210-9755 7 E. High St., First fl.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
15 years of practice have taught me that what clients want most off all is for someone to listen to their side of the story. Going through the process, no one seems to want to listen to you. They have probably treated you like a number that is being prosecuted by a machine. It almost sounds like a science fiction story. But its not. Its what you are going through. The last thing you need is to have your attorney take your case like it is like every other case. My office was...
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.
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.
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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.