Vineland Criminal Lawyers

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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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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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Yaron Helmer
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years of experience
233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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.
Nitza Blasini
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Bridgeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(856) 497-9000 196 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
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...
Charles Ian Coant
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(856) 692-2400 30 W Chestnut Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Municipal
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Admitted: 1988, Pennsylvania; 1989, New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court.

Law School: Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1988.Undergraduate: The University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 1985.Member: Cumberland County Bar Association (Trustee, 2015-2016; Secretary of Executive Board 2016-2017; Treasurer: Present), New Jersey State Bar Association: (Member, Appellate and Workers Compensation Sections), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL); Member of the Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. American Inns of Court.Listed...
Alexander Wazeter
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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...
Matthew J. Robinson
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Millville, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(856) 825-7700 2057 Wheaton Ave.
PO Box 788
Millville, NJ 08332
Free ConsultationCriminal and Landlord Tenant
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Seymour Wasserstrum
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years of experience
(856) 696-8300 205 W Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Personal Injury
Jason Carl Pollack
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Hammonton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(856) 304-1472 41 Route 73 South
#203
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
We are a boutique DUI/DWI, Criminal Law and Traffic law firm in Southern New Jersey. We offer a free phone/office consultation in either of our 3 offices (Mount Holly, Audubon, Winslow Twp).

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

Let us fight for your rights!

Call Today- 856-304-1472 for your Free Consultation.
James P. Lynch
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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...
Robert J. Luther
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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....
John Dell'Aquilo
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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...
James M. Conley
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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.
Nicole E. Wise
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Hammonton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(609) 515-6103 212 Bellevue Avenue
Suite B
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Fordham University School of Law
Call or text Nicole at 609-515-6103 for your free consultation!

Nicole was born in Atlantic City and raised in Mullica Township, where she still resides. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in International Business from The College of New Jersey before earning a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law. Nicole was admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey in 2011 and in the State of New York in 2012.

Prior to starting her own practice, she worked with the Law Offices of Robert J. Pinizzotto, Esquire. Working with Bob she gained valuable experience in Family...
Sean T. Conley
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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,...
Joseph Lombardo
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Hammonton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(609) 561-8100 104 Bellevue Ave
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Joseph Lombardo represents clients in personal injury, criminal defense, and divorce matters across Southern New Jersey. We have three convenient locations across Southern New Jersey, including Atlantic City, Hammonton, and Linwood, NJ.
David R. Branco
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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...
Douglas Cody
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Hammonton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(609) 561-1015 651 S White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Douglas Cody graduated from Villanova University in 1992, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corp. He served on active duty in a variety of assignments as a Marine Infantry Officer until 1995, when he was selected for the Marine Corps Funded Law Education Program. Mr. Cody attended Rutgers School of Law and graduated with honors in 1998. Mr. Cody served as a Federal prosecutor and trial defense counsel in all types of major felony criminal cases. Additionally, while serving in the military law branch in the Pentagon, he was responsible for providing legal advice to Commandant...
Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 52 years of experience
(856) 696-0801 1070 E Chestnut Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 52 years of experience
(856) 692-2400 30 W Chestnut Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
Criminal, Business, DWI and Medical Malpractice
Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(856) 692-7323 600 E Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
Criminal and DWI
Millville, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(856) 825-2228 23 N High St
Millville, NJ 08332
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Bridgeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer
(856) 451-9100 201 W Commerce St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Criminal and Business
Bridgeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(856) 455-8278 114 W Commerce St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Criminal and Medical Malpractice
Mays Landing, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years of experience
(609) 625-7500 5918 Main Street 104
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Criminal, DWI, Family and Real Estate
Bridgeton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years of experience
(856) 451-1731 78 W Broad St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Bridgeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(856) 455-7711 196 E Commerce St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Criminal and DWI
Bridgeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(856) 451-0720 205 E Commerce St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Bridgeton, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(856) 453-0133 18 Fayette St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Evan M. Levow
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(609) 264-6841 707 E Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
Free ConsultationVineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years of 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...
Andrew M. Butchko
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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...
Jill Cohen
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Westmont, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years of experience
(856) 406-5367 210 Haddon Avenue
Westmont, NJ 08108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
As a former prosecutor with over 30 years of experience, I am a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, and am committed to upholding everything that title stands for. Whether you are accused of homicide, a sex crime, a drug offense, or any other type of criminal activity, you can rely on me to work tirelessly on your behalf and to always keep you informed about what is happening in your case.
Kevin Clark
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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....
Michael F. Myers
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Northfield, NJ Criminal Law Attorney
(609) 318-5299 450 Tilton Rd.
Ste. 120
Northfield, NJ 08225
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
I am an experienced criminal defense attorney who serves the South New Jersey community. I am a strong advocate for justice and will fight for my clients' rights through every stage of their case. I am prepared to take on any type of client, from those with minor offenses, such as traffic tickets, to those facing charges for more serious crimes, including DUI/DWI charges, drug crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes.

I have been recognized as one of Super Lawyers' Rising Stars. I am a member of the New Jersey State Bar, The New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense...
Anthony J. Vecchio Esq.
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(732) 334-7468 309 Fellowship Road
East Gate Center, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Offers Video ChatMt. Laurel, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
Criminal, 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.
Charles H. Nugent Jr.
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Pleasantville, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(609) 788-3422 1301 S Main Street
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Charles H. Nugent Jr. has been representing people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. Recognized as one of the premier trial attorneys in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he has a proven history of success and an unparalleled reputation for fighting for his clients rights in both criminal cases and serious personal injury cases.

In the area of personal injury law, he has obtained many large verdicts and settlements, whether resulting from automobile, truck or motorcycle collisions, legal or medical malpractice, defective products, premises liability, sexual assaults, construction accidents, dog bites, civil rights violations, or...
Steven Michael Garber
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Mount Laurel, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(856) 533-0891 100 Century Pkwy Ste 160
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
Villanova University School of Law
Steven M. Garber is an experienced and aggressive Criminal Defense and DWI attorney in New Jersey, concentrating on adult and juvenile offenses. A practicing attorney for over twenty-seven years in Courts throughout the State of New Jersey, Mr. Garber comes from a long line of Attorneys that have been defending the accused and helping to protect their clients, throughout New Jersey, since 1929. Steven Garber has significant experience as a New Jersey Criminal and DWI Lawyer and his sole objective is to obtain the best possible result for his clients, not to merely plead them guilty. Mr. Garber has appeared...
Thomas Gosse
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Haddon Heights, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years of 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...
Craig David Becker
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Mount Laurel, NJ Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(856) 273-0200 1288 Route 73 South
Suite 301
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Criminal, Education, Immigration and Juvenile
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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, where he was the recipient of a James Wilson Merit Scholarship. Mr. Becker began representing individuals while still attending law school and won his first not guilty verdict and suppression motion prior to graduation. He is a former Assistant Public Defender for Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he represented defendants in high profile felony cases and other serious offenses. Mr. Becker also worked in the...
Jonathan Herron
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Marlton, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years of experience
(856) 988-5549 10000 Lincoln Drive East
Suite 201
Marlton, NJ 08053
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Raymond Rapposelli
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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...
Richard E. Incremona
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Vineland, NJ Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(856) 690-0900 233 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
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...

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Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

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