NJ Criminal Defense When Criminally Charged2018-10-19T14:43:28+00:00

Criminal Defense When Criminally Charged in NJ

Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

When charged with a crime, it is essential you contact a criminal defense attorney right away. This contact should be made before appearing in court as there may be many alternatives available before your case becomes part of the legal court system. A criminal defense attorney understands that you are presumed innocent and will stand beside you to firmly and aggressively advocate on your behalf.

The most important decision when choosing an attorney is selecting one familiar with New Jersey law and who understands the criminal courts system and their personnel. Your future and your freedom are on the line, and you need an attorney whose goal is to handle your case with his full attention and expertise.

NJ Criminal DefenseContact a criminal defense attorney as soon as you have been accused of a crime or become part of an investigation by any law enforcement agency. They may be able to have your charges reduced or dismissed. If you are facing felony charges, an experienced attorney in the New Jersey court system can act on your behalf and possibly convince prosecutors to reduce these charges to minor disorderly charges.

Success in preventing criminal charges from becoming formal indictments will make a significant impact on your future. You deserve the best representation possible to ensure your constitutional rights are not violated, and the evidence provided is appropriate for your defense. Whatever charges you are facing, you need exceptional legal services to protect your future and the future of your family.

Some of the charges handled by a criminal defense attorney include:

  • Theft crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs/CDS crimes
  • White Collar crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Aggravated assault
  • Arson
  • Threats to kill
  • Weapons offenses
  • Burglary
  • Eluding
  • Robbery
  • Harassment
  • Bad checks
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Resisting arrest
  • Conspiracy
  • Trespassing
  • Criminal mischief
  • Forgery
  • and more

A criminal defense attorney can help juveniles, adults or other individuals who are under investigation of one of these charges and others. Check with them immediately to discuss your options. You may qualify for a Pre-Trial Intervention, Conditional Discharge or Conditional Dismissal. They can also discuss possible plea bargaining options that may apply to your charges.

Pre-Trial Intervention Program

The New Jersey Courts provide first-time offenders with the opportunity to be diverted from to the traditional criminal justice process of prosecution. This program seeks to render early rehabilitative services when they can reasonably be expected to deter future criminal behavior.

Conditional Discharge

New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 2C:36A-1) statutory diversionary program could allow you a stay and possibly a dismissal of pending charges.

Conditional Dismissal

The New Jersey conditional dismissal program is possible if you’ve never been convicted of any petty disorderly person offense, disorderly persons offense or crime. This program is available in the Municipal Courts.Serious

Legal Representation for Serious Criminal Charges

Facing a criminal charge is ALWAYS a serious matter requiring serious defense. My criminal defense practice takes every case seriously. As an experienced attorney, I know that even a misdemeanor can have a devastating effect upon your life. In my practice, there is no such thing as a simple criminal matter.

When you are charged with a crime, it is not the time to pick a lawyer at random. You need a lawyer who has experience, practices exclusively in criminal defense, is known and respected in the jurisdiction where your case is charged, and is devoted to getting the very best result possible in your case. I am a board certified criminal trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

If you are facing criminal charges, do not leave the outcome of the case or your future to chance. Secure the representation, advice, and counsel of a qualified attorney with experience defending people against criminal charges.

Contact Howard Lesnik

You will need to schedule a consultation as soon as you become part of an investigation to allow your attorney the most time possible to investigate your case. Don’t risk your future; get an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. I can be reached online, by phone at 908.264.7701, or by email at howard@lesniklaw.com .