New Jersey Criminal Lawyers
When facing criminal charges, you need an experienced criminal attorney who is familiar with the charges, the court system, the prosecutors and the process. Our skilled team at Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C, has a successful record of defending clients who have been charged with various crimes. We provide hard-hitting, aggressive representation that works to see you are treated fairly.
We provide vigorous defense for those who are charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses, such as assault, homicide, sexual assault, burglary, theft, robbery, possession of drugs (CDS), endangering the welfare of a minor, white collar crimes, kidnapping, weapons, arson, eluding, shoplifting, violations of probation or parole, harassment, criminal mischief, Megan’s Law offenses, official misconduct and juvenile. We provide fierce representation throughout the entire court system. Representation during forfeiture proceedings is also offered.
Former NJ Prosecutors
If you have been charged with committing a crime, you should have a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the process, the prosecutors, and the courts. You should also have a criminal attorney that has the trial experience necessary to defend your rights in the courtroom and to make sure that justice prevails.
The Experience You Need Regardless of the Crime
Our experienced attorneys at Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C can help you from the time the initial charges are filed until after the verdict is given. Every step of the way you will get aggressive and effective representation. Our team has a combined 250 years of courtroom experience that we put to work for you.
In New Jersey, you can be charged with one of three types of crimes/offenses, ranging from the most serious offenses, which are indictable offenses, ranging from the most serious 1st degree to 4th degree. There are a variety of indictable crimes, including DUI and drunk driving, drug possession, drug distribution, theft, aggravated assault and murder. If you have been charged with an indictable offense, you could be facing a substantial prison sentence in addition to heavy fines and a permanent criminal record. As with violations of city ordinances and disorderly/petty disorderly person offenses, your criminal record can only be removed after applying for an expungement.
A Disorderly Person or Petty Disorderly Person offense would be the least serious offense to be convicted of under New Jersey State Criminal Code. A Township or City Ordinance is a law enacted by the municipality which prohibits certain types of conduct, ranging from property and building maintenance issues to personal behavior. If one is found guilty of violating a township ordinance, he or she can face serious financial penalties and the possibility of jail.
If you have been charged with a juvenile related offense, you need a dedicated criminal lawyer to help you fight the charges. We assist clients with a variety of juvenile related charges, including drug related offenses, underage drinking, DWI, theft or shoplifting, vandalism, assault, harassment or bullying, sex crimes, defaming school property, threatening with a weapon and any other crime with which the juvenile may be charged. Parents may also be charged with a crime or be held liable for their child’s behavior, we can help you face those allegations as well.
Defending Your Rights And Providing Real Help, Real Results
Our New Jersey criminal defense lawyers represent people who have been arrested or charged with all types of felony and misdemeanor offenses. These charges include homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery, possession of drugs (CDS), burglary, theft, juvenile, endangering the welfare of a minor, white collar crimes, arson, kidnapping, weapons, eluding, shoplifting, violations of probation/parole, Megan’s Law offenses, harassment, criminal mischief, and official misconduct. We also represent defendants involved in forfeiture proceedings.
But regardless of the crime you are charged with, know that our attorneys are ready to vigorously defend you and to provide you with fierce representation all the way from the arraignment to the conclusion of your trial if necessary.
The experienced attorneys at Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C can defend you if you are charged with the following:
- Drug Crimes
- DUI Defense In NJ
- Felony Charges
- Municipal Court
- Juvenile Crimes
- Traffic Offenses
- Obstruction of Justice
- Probation Violations
- Sex Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Weapon Offenses
In New Jersey, you can be charged with one of three types of crimes/offenses:
An indictable offense is the most serious of all offenses in New Jersey. They are considered serious crimes and people often refer to these offenses as felonies, even though the state of New Jersey has abolished that term. An indictable offense can range in degree from 1st degree (the most serious), to 4th degree. Indictable crimes include:
- Drug Crimes
- Possession of drugs (cocaine, heroin, LSD, etc.)
- DUI and Drunk Driving Charges
- Drug distribution
- Aggravated assault
If you have been charged with an indictable offense, you could be facing a substantial prison sentence in addition to heavy fines and a permanent criminal record. As with violations of city ordinances and disorderly/petty disorderly person offenses, your criminal record can only be removed after applying for an expungement.
Disorderly Person Offenses and Petty Disorderly Person Offenses
A Disorderly Person or Petty Disorderly Person offense are the most minor offenses that one can be found guilty of under the New Jersey State Criminal Code. These types of offenses often include possession of marijuana under 50 grams, disorderly conduct, simple assault, harassment, shoplifting, and other petty crimes. If one is found guilty of a violating a disorderly person or petty disorderly person offense they can face fines and/or jail and under some circumstances, or a suspension of his/her driving privileges. In addition, this information may become a part of the person’s permanent criminal record which can only be removed by making an application to the court for an expungement.
A Township or City Ordinance is a law enacted by the municipality which prohibits certain types of conduct. These laws may cover everything from property and building maintenance issues to personal behavior. If one is found guilty of violating a township ordinance, he/she can face serious financial penalties and the possibility of jail. In addition, this information may become a part of the person’s permanent criminal record which can only be removed by making an application to the court for an expungement.
If you have been arrested and/or convicted of a crime, you probably have a criminal record. You will also have a criminal record even if you received a conditional discharge or PTI. Often, employers require background checks before hiring a potential applicant and if you have a criminal record — no matter how long ago the events occurred — odds are good that you will not be hired. All is not lost. The lawyers at Aiello Harris are well versed in the laws concerning expungements and may be able to help you remove your criminal record and give you a fresh start.
However, not everyone is entitled to an expungement, there are certain general requirements. In order to find out if you are eligible for an expungement.
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Contact our New Jersey criminal lawyers today
If you have been charged with the violation of a law, you have rights. First and foremost, you have the right to a criminal attorney. You should not speak to the police until you have spoken to a qualified attorney who is experienced in handling criminal matters. The attorneys at Aiello Harris have the experience and knowledge to protect your rights and defend you against criminal charges. For a free initial consultation, call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free. We will come to you or you can schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Watchung or Lyndhurst NJ.