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Douglas Herring

Criminal Defense Lawyer
Law Office of Douglas Herring
Princeton, NJ
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Attorney Biography

As a criminal defense lawyer in New Jersey, Douglas Herring handles all Superior Court and Municipal Court charges. Mr. Herring handles Homicides, White Collar cases, Drug Crimes, Theft Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Domestic Violence, and Expungements throughout New Jersey. Mr. Herring has experience in Municipal Courts, including DWI/DUI cases. EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY & DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY Mr. Herring has practiced criminal law since 1997, first as a defense attorney and then as Deputy District Attorney in California. He was assigned the elite Hardcore Gang Unit in the Compton Courthouse. After relocating to New Jersey, he worked as an Assistant United States Attorney before joining the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor. During his career, he has conducted more than 100 jury trials and countless court hearings. Mr. Herring’s extensive experience in every phase of the judicial process includes handling matters ranging from murder, gang crimes, robbery, weapons, theft, embezzlement, and DWI/DUI. Mr. Herring is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, the National College for DUI Defense, and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Herring was selected as one of the Best Attorneys of America, which invites less than one percent (1%) of the attorneys of America. In 2014, the National Trial Lawyers Association selected Mr. Herring for their Top 100 Trial Lawyers.


Douglas Herring has conducted over 100 jury trials and hundreds of court hearings. Mr. Herring spent many years as a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, assigned to the prestigious Hardcore Gang Homicide Division in Compton. Mr. Herring relocated to New Jersey and worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in Newark and Trenton. He expanded his experience and began as an Assistant Prosecutor in Middlesex County. Eventually, Mr. Herring was the busiest prosecutor on a trial team where he handled all aspects of the cases from the original charging through trial before a jury.


Drawing on his experiences, contacts and relationships with prosecutors, law enforcement and judges within the criminal justice system, Mr. Herring opened his criminal defense firm. He knows both how police investigations are conducted and how prosecutors assemble their cases against a suspect. Mr. Herring defends clients accused of criminal charges throughout New Jersey. Mr. Herring is known for "working up" his cases by conducting a thorough and independent investigation separate and apart from law enforcement. He leaves no stone unturned when defending his clients whether they are fighting a Municipal Court DUI, complex white-collar fraud case, or a high profile murder case. Attorney Herring understands his client's interests and he will work hard to keep them out of jail and free of a criminal record.


Mr. Herring founded this law practice to focus on superior client service and using technology to improve the connection clients have with their case. The police reports in your case will be scanned and available to you immediately. Your emails and phone calls are important and Mr. Herring will return your calls as quickly as possible.

This use of technology carries over to the presentation of your case. Mr. Herring has taught prosecutors on courtroom use of computerized exhibits and trial tactics. You need to connect with the most modern technology to present the most up to the date defense.

For more information and to schedule your free consultation, contact New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Douglas Herring at the Law Office of Douglas Herring located at 475 Wall St, Princeton, NJ 08540. Mr. Herring can be reached 24/7 at (844) NJ Accused or (844) 652-2287 or (609) 256-4098.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (15%)
Federal Crimes (8%)
DUI / DWI (7%)
Drug Crimes (7%)
Marijuana Law (7%)
Juvenile Defense (7%)
Domestic Violence (7%)
Criminal Appellate Law (7%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (7%)
Firearm and Weapon Charges (7%)
White Collar Crime (7%)
Probation Violations (7%)
Sex Crimes (7%)
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Bar Licenses

New Jersey State Bar
New Jersey
Member in Good Standing


Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

National College for DUI Defense
National College for DUI Defense

Top 100
National Board of Trial Advocacy

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Douglas Herring
Law Office of Douglas Herring
475 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Office: 609-256-4098

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Nonprofit Organizations

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.

DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.