Swedesboro, New Jersey Criminal Lawyers

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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Theodore B. Weiss
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience

Attorney Theodore B. Weiss is an experienced family law, bankruptcy, and criminal defense lawyer providing representation to individuals throughout Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties, as well as in Pennsylvania... Read More »
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Alex Schmidt
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer

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... Read More »
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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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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(856) 769-5711 38 West Ave
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Evan M. Levow
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(856) 202-6324 190 N Evergreen Ave, #202
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Free ConsultationWoodbury, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 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...
James M. Conley
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and Juvenile
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Mr.Conley was an Assistant Prosecutor for a total of 31 years; he served 12 years as the section chief of the Homicide and Crime Scene Investigation Units in the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. He served as police legal advisor for 13 years providing legal advice to the 41 law enforcement agencies that operate within Camden County. Additionally, Mr. Conley was certified as an instructor by the New Jersey Police Training Commission and acted as an instructor at the Camden County Police Academy on numerous occasions during the course of his career.
John Dell'Aquilo
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
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...
Michael Miller
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Criminal and Personal Injury
The University of Toledo College of Law
Mr. Miller served as an assistant prosecutor for three years in the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, He has been in private practice since 1983. He has been a member of the New Jersey State Ethics Committee, Local District IV, serving as both a member and its chair, and has been a member of the New Jersey State Fee Arbitration Committee.
Andrew M. Butchko
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
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...
Robert J. Luther
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
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....
Yaron Helmer
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and Juvenile
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Clients face life-changing events. They know that their choice of an attorney makes a difference and they choose carefully. They look for attorney experience, and our 250-plus years of combined experience is very reassuring. They look for competence and recognize that attorney certification by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, external awards, professional memberships, teaching activities and ongoing learning demonstrates it.
Kevin Clark
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
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....
Thomas Gosse
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Haddon Heights, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(856) 546-6600 126 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Thomas J. Gosse, Esquire grew up in Southern New Jersey and graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1974. Mr. Gosse attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Gosse graduated cum laude from the Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1978. Mr. Gosse earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the Rutgers University School of Law in 1981, graduating with Honors. While at Rutgers University School of Law, Mr. Gosse was an Associate Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal. His article, “Torts – Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Life Claim Not Cognizable But Wrongful Birth...
Lauren A Wimmer
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Criminal Law Attorney

I am a tireless and successful advocate - let me fight for you! Call (215) 712-1212 to schedule your free consultation now. After years of experience as the judicial law clerk to a homicide judge in the Philadelphia... Read More »
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Charles H. Nugent Jr.
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New Jersey Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience

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... Read More »
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David R. Branco
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Criminal, Administrative and Municipal
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Mr. Branco served as an assistant prosecutor for over 23 years in the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office in the State of New Jersey. During his tenure with Cumberland County, he served in multiple supervisory roles as Section Chief in the Major Crimes Unit, Organized Crime Bureau, and the Cumberland County Narcotics Task Force. He was certified as an instructor by the Police Training Commission and taught at the Police Academy in Cumberland County. In addition to serving as a police legal advisor, Mr. Branco was also a faculty member for the Top Gun Narcotics School and the...
Craig Mitnick
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Haddonfield, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(856) 427-9000 35 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Craig Mitnick received his BBA in finance from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) and subsequently received his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law (Washington DC). Mitnick began his career as an Assistant Prosecutor in two separate counties in the state of New Jersey. During the same time period, he also acted as a certified instructor of law and procedure at two countywide police academies. After leaving the public sector, Mitnick entered the private practice of law and created Mitnick Law Office in 1995. The firm specializes in litigation and trial related matters. Mitnick counsels clients in criminal matters, complex...
Michael V. Troso
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Haddon Heights, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(609) 903-2557 111 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Michael V. Troso graduated the Burlington County Police Academy and began his career as a Police Officer. While attending Law School at night, he worked full time as an Investigator with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. He assisted in training new investigators and after being certified by the Police Training Commission as an Instructor, also taught at the police academies. He began his legal career Prosecuting as a Deputy Attorney General with the NJ Division of Criminal Justice, specializing in complex criminal cases. He now defends clients in Municipal and Superior Courts in DWI, Criminal, and...
Alexander Wazeter
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Temple University
Mr. Wazeter was admitted to the bar of the State of Pennsylvania in 1982, and practiced law in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the bar of the State of New Jersey in 1983 and has practiced in New Jersey since that time. He was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office from 1983 through 1985. He then entered private practice as an associate attorney in the Law Office of Joseph O’Neill, in Vineland, New Jersey, in 1985. Mr. Wazeter’s practice areas were civil and criminal trials and litigation. He became a partner in the O’Neill firm in...
Richard E. Incremona
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
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...
Nitza Blasini
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
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...
Raymond Rapposelli
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
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...
Fred L. Schwanwede
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Criminal and Municipal
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Mr. Schwanwede worked for the Bergen County and Camden County Prosecutor’s Offices for a total of 32 years. Throughout the 30 years spent at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, he served at various times as Chief of the Special Investigations Section, Chief of the Sex Crimes Section, Chief of the Bergen County Narcotics Task Force, Chief of Trial and as First Assistant Prosecutor for five years. He has tried virtually every type of case covered by the code of Criminal Justice, including narcotics conspiracies, adult and child sex offenses, white collar fraud, kidnaping, arson and murder.
Sean T. Conley
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Criminal, Administrative, Business and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Sean Conley has interned at the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, where he served in both the Motions and Trial Team Units, and acquired varied courtroom and legal writing experience. Mr. Conley joined the firm as a law clerk in 2006, remaining as an associate after he was admitted to the bar in 2010. Since joining the firm, Mr. Conley has primarily focused his practice on legal research and writing. He has prepared motions, briefs, contracts, correspondence, and other materials pertaining to a wide variety of issues in criminal, matrimonial, juvenile, administrative, immigration, real estate, corporate, professional ethics, technology,...
James P. Lynch
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Woodstown, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(856) 769-0780 181 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Criminal
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Mr. Lynch comes to the firm after thirty years as a prominent state and federal prosecutor. His first legal position was as an associate attorney for a Mt. Holly law firm. Mr. Lynch went on to serve for two years as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender with the state’s Camden office. In 1982, Mr. Lynch began his prosecutorial career with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Over the next twelve years, he served in a variety of responsible positions including Chief of Narcotics, Chief of Major Crimes and Chief of the Homicide Unit. He was named First Assistant Prosecutor of Gloucester...
Craig David Becker
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New Jersey Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Special Education and Criminal Defense Attorney - representing students who have been denied an appropriate and effective education Craig David Becker, Esq. received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania,... Read More »
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Leonard David Biddison
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Collingswood, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(856) 427-6888 900 Haddon Ave
#234
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Leonard Biddison is the founder of The Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison, a criminal defense firm dedicated to defending clients facing criminal charges, DWI offenses, and restraining orders. Mr. Biddison has been representing defendants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for over 20 years, during which time he has achieved countless successful results and grateful clients who count on him when facing the burden of allegations. Having earned a reputation for dedication and superior performance in negotiations and at trial, Mr. Biddison has been named among the Top 100 Criminal Lawyers, by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has a...
Bruce K. Warren
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Westville, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(856) 494-6930 1170 Delsea Drive
Suite 1035
Westville, NJ 08093
Free ConsultationCriminal
Widener University Delaware School of Law
At the Warren Law Group, LLC, (856-494-6930) our lawyers Bruce K. Warren, Esq. and S. Alyssa Warren, Esq. (husband & wife team!) along with Natalie Wentz, Esq. understand the emotional toll being charged with a crime can take on you, your spouse and your children. We work hard to protect you from unfair prosecution and defend your rights.

Our lead attorney, Bruce K. Warren, Esq, has been practicing criminal law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York for more than fifteen years.

We also defend...
Gregory Charles Dibsie
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Turnersville, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(856) 227-4025 900 Route 168
Suite F-2
Turnersville, NJ 08012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Attorney Gregory Dibsie has been practicing law for over 16 years and is licensed in the States of New Jersey, Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Well respected as an aggressive adversary, expert litigator and fair negotiator, Greg is seasoned with many years of practice offering a superior representation to all clients. Taking this power of expertise and coupling it with his renowned talent for relating to his clients on their level, Greg instills confidence and security in his clients which we all need when choosing our legal representation. Offering A Full Service Law Office focused on all facets of...
Thomas Patrick Connelly
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Woodbury, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(877) 831-3771 63 N. Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Temple University
Thomas P. Connelly, Jr. is an experienced trial attorney representing individual and corporate clients in civil and criminal litigation matters in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and social security disability claimants nationwide. Mr. Connelly's experience includes litigation of matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, employment and discrimination law, matrimonial law, medical malpractice, commercial cases, contracts, social security disability, workers compensation, complex litigation, including rico, qui tam, habeus corpus, and mandamus, probate and orphan’s court, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, criminal and traffic defense, and prosecution of appeals through the highest state courts. Mr. Connelly has tried numerous cases to verdict. He is admitted...
Rocco C Cipparone Jr
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Haddon Heights, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(856) 547-2100 203-205 Black Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Criminal, Civil Rights, DWI and Divorce
Gary Lomanno
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Clementon, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(856) 782-8884 330 Washington Ave
Clementon, NJ 08021
Criminal, Animal, DWI and Juvenile
Mr. Edward Joseph Crisonino
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Westmont, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(856) 869-2770 210 Haddon Avenue
Westmont, NJ 08108
Criminal and Appeals
Brooklyn Law School
Alice Cupaiuolo
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Deptford , NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(856) 845-0200 1364 Delsea Drive
Deptford , NJ 08096
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Tamika McKoy
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Camden, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 977-5757 823, Cooper St
Camden, NJ 08102
Criminal and Family
Christopher Hoffner
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Westmont, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(856) 833-9600 210 Haddon Avenue
Suite E
Westmont, NJ 08108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Insurance Claims, Municipal and Traffic Tickets
Nicholas Pinto
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Runnemede, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(609) 417-6600 200 S. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Rutgers University - Camden
Russell Anthony DePersia
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Camden, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(856) 964-9000 511 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Criminal
Thomas G. Masciocchi, Esq.
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Laurel Springs, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(856) 401-3030 1405 Chews Landing Rd.
Suite 15
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
Criminal
Camden, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(484) 681-1117 527 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ 08102
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DWI
Camden, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(856) 365-0080 519 Federal St
Camden, NJ 08103
Criminal and DWI
Woodbury, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(856) 381-4837 35 Hunter St
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Criminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Woodbury, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(856) 251-3366 59 N Broad St
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Camden, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(856) 365-0080 519 Federal St
Camden, NJ 08103
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Woodbury, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(856) 848-5858 66 Euclid St
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Criminal, Business, DWI and Personal Injury
Haddonfield, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(856) 225-6372 768 W Redman Ave
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Criminal and Tax
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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.