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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in New Jersey, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in New Jersey should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Joseph R Donahue

Joseph R Donahue
Brickfield & Donahue
70 Grand Avenue Suite 100
River Edge, NJ 07661
Joseph R Donahue is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Yaron Helmer

Yaron Helmer
Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.
111 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Licensed for 41 years, Yaron Helmer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Rutgers School of Law - Camden... read more >

James M. Conley

James M. Conley
Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.
111 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Licensed for 45 years, James M. Conley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Rutgers University School of Law - Camden... read more >

Robert J. Luther

Robert J. Luther
Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.
111 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Licensed for 36 years, Robert J. Luther is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Rutgers University School of Law - Camden... read more >

John T. Wynne Jr.

John T. Wynne Jr.
Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.
111 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Licensed for 39 years, John T. Wynne Jr. is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Marist College... read more >

John W Tumelty

John W Tumelty
Law Office Of John W. Tumelty
539 S. Shore Road
Marmora, NJ 08223
John W Tumelty is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Widener University Commonwealth Law School... read more >

John C Whipple

John C Whipple
Whipple Azzarello, LLC
161 Madison Avenue Suite 325
Morristown, NJ 07960
Licensed for 37 years, John C Whipple is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... read more >

Brian Joseph Neary

Brian Joseph Neary
21 Main Street Courthouse Plaza, Suite 3
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Brian Joseph Neary is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended New York University School of Law... read more >

Glenn A Zeitz

Glenn A Zeitz
Law Offices of Glenn Zeitz
30 Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Glenn A Zeitz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven B. Farman

Steven B. Farman
Law Offices of Joseph A. DiCroce, L.L.C Valley Park Professional
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Licensed for 36 years, Steven B. Farman is a Criminal Defense and Medical Malpractice lawyer who attended Western New England Law School... read more >

John J O'Reilly

John J O'Reilly
Day Pitney, LLP
One Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
John J O'Reilly is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Saint John's University School of Law... read more >

Lawrence S Horn

Lawrence S Horn
1 Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102
Lawrence S Horn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended New York University School of Law... read more >

Joseph D O'Neill

Joseph D O'Neill
O'Neill & Coant
30 West Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08362
Joseph D O'Neill is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >

Joseph D Rotella

Joseph D Rotella
Joseph D. Rotella P.C.
744 Broad Street Suite 1520
Newark, NJ 07102
Joseph D Rotella is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Richard S Haines

Richard S Haines
Haines & Yost
214 Washington St P.O. Box 1117
Toms River, NJ 08753
Richard S Haines is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

Sara McArdle

Sara McArdle
Law Office of Sara Sencer McArdle, LLC
8 Wood Hollow Road Plaza Level Suite 3
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Licensed for 40 years, Sara McArdle is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Toledo College of... read more >

Steven Sciancalepore

Steven Sciancalepore
Steven Sciancalepore, Attorney at Law
615 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032
Licensed for 7 years, Steven Sciancalepore is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Brooklyn Law School... read more >

Frederick P Sisto

Frederick P Sisto
Law Office of Frederick P. Sisto
74 Brick Boulevard Suite 112
Brick, NJ 08723
Licensed for 12 years, Frederick P Sisto is a Criminal Defense and Theft Crimes lawyer who attended Rutgers School of Law - Newark... read more >

Steven J Feldman

Steven J Feldman
Law Office of Steven J. Feldman
700 North Main St
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Steven J Feldman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

John S Furlong

John S Furlong
Furlong & Krasny
820 Bear Tavern Road Suite 304
Trenton, NJ 08609
John S Furlong is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Denver Sturm College of Law... read more >

Richard S Lehrich

Richard S Lehrich
190 North Avenue E Box 8
Cranford, NJ 07016
Richard S Lehrich is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Yale Law School... read more >

Debra J Gelson

Debra J Gelson
P.O. Box 1411
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Debra J Gelson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Justin T Loughry

Justin T Loughry
Loughry & Lindsay
714 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Justin T Loughry is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph A Levin

Joseph A Levin
3123 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Joseph A Levin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick A Mullin

Patrick A Mullin
400 Kelby Street Suite 1400
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Patrick A Mullin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John J Zarych

John J Zarych
Law Offices of John J. Zarych
1555 Zion Road Suite 201
Northfield, NJ 08210
John J Zarych is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael P Koribanics

Michael P Koribanics
Koribanics & Koribanics
685 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07014
Michael P Koribanics is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Allan Marain

Allan Marain
Law Offices of Allan Marain
100 Bayard St
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Licensed for 43 years, Allan Marain is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... read more >

Isabel McGinty

Isabel McGinty
162 Broad Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Isabel McGinty is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph J Rodgers

Joseph J Rodgers
Joseph J. Rodgers, Chtd.
5901 New Jersey Ave
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Joseph J Rodgers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... read more >

Dennis Wixted

Dennis Wixted
Zucker Steinbert Sonstein & Wixted
415 Federal St
Camden, NJ 08103
Dennis Wixted is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Rutgers School of Law - Newark... read more >

Robert A Honecker Jr.

Robert A Honecker Jr.
Ansell, Grimm & Aaron
1500 Lawrence Avenue
Ocean, NJ 07712
Robert A Honecker Jr. is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Widener University Commonwealth Law School... read more >

Michael D Schaller

Michael D Schaller
King, Kitrick, Jackson & McWeeney, LLC
241 Brick Blvd
Brick, NJ 00000
Licensed for 21 years, Michael D Schaller is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... read more >

Ruth M Liebesman

Ruth M Liebesman
Ruth M. Liebesman, Attorney-at-Law
36 Farview Terrace
Paramus, NJ 07652
Ruth M Liebesman is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Brandeis University... read more >

Marcy M McMann

Marcy M McMann
20 North Park Place
Morristown, NJ 07960
Marcy M McMann is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dickinson School of Law - Pennsylvania State University... read more >

Genesis A Peduto

Genesis A Peduto
Genesis A. Peduto, Attorney at Law
8512 Kennedy Blvd.
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Licensed for 13 years, Genesis A Peduto is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St Peter's College... read more >

Robert G Stahl

Robert G Stahl
The Law Offices of Roberg G. Stahl, LLC
220 Saint Paul St
Westfield, NJ 07090
Robert G Stahl is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... read more >

Elizabeth H Smith

Elizabeth H Smith
5 Cold Hill Road Suite 9A
Mendham, NJ 07945
Elizabeth H Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended De Paul University College of Law... read more >

Jack Venturi

Jack Venturi
Jack Venturi & Associates
87 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Jack Venturi is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended New York University School of Law... read more >

James B Seplowitz

James B Seplowitz
Foy & Seplowitz, LLC
105 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Licensed for 16 years, James B Seplowitz is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati... read more >

Franklin L Flacks

Franklin L Flacks
Rottkamp & Flacks
795 Parkway Avenue Suite A-6
Trenton, NJ 08609
Franklin L Flacks is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen S Weinstein

Stephen S Weinstein
20 Park Place
Morristown, NJ 07963
Stephen S Weinstein is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Washington College of Law - American University... read more >

Joseph J Benedict

Joseph J Benedict
Benedict and Altman
247 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Joseph J Benedict is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph R Rubino

Joseph R Rubino
500 Prospect Ave 2nd Floor
West Orange, NJ 07052
Joseph R Rubino is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... read more >

David B Littman

David B Littman
129 Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
David B Littman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John B. Fabriele III

John B. Fabriele III
John B. Fabriele, III, LLC
214 New Jersey 18 #2a
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Licensed for 20 years, John B. Fabriele III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John W Tumelty

John W Tumelty
The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty
100 E Rio Grande Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
John W Tumelty is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew V Portella

Matthew V Portella
Law Office of Matthew V. Portella, LLC
607 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Licensed for 25 years, Matthew V Portella is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark W. Catanzaro

Mark W. Catanzaro
21 Grant Street
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Licensed for 34 years, Mark W. Catanzaro is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Delaware... read more >

Joseph P Rem Jr.

Joseph P Rem Jr.
Rem Zeller Law Group
25 E Salem St Suite 400
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Joseph P Rem Jr. is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Rutgers School of Law - Camden... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Criminal Trial Attorneys in New Jersey

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney - In 1980, the Supreme Court of New Jersey established the Board on Attorney Certification.

The purpose of the attorney certification program was to help the public find an attorney who had a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law such as Criminal Trial Law.


To earn the designation, the criminal trial attorney must devoted a substantial portion of professional time to the preparation of criminal cases in the state Superior Court, which includes the trial courts, or the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

The criminal justice attorney must show completion of certain task requirements including a minimum of twenty-five trial days in contested actions concerning indictable offenses.

The regulations provide that the Board will also consider contested actions involving "domestic violence orders based upon crimes; contempt charges in family court; juvenile cases involving crimes; and trial-type hearings in Superior Court." R.G. 203:1(e)(1).

Before earning the designation as "Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney" the lawyer must also submit to peer review by other attorneys and judges, complete continuing legal education courses, and pass a rigorous examination.

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Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey

ACDL-NJ provides a voice for members of the criminal defense bar in New Jersey, and helps them improve their practices.



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