Over 200 Years Combined Experience Handling Charges In Essex County
Former Essex County Prosecutors & Municipal Prosecutors In Major Towns On Staff
Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys | 10 Attorneys Practicing Exclusively Criminal Defense & DWI
Two Essex County Offices Located Conveniently in Newark & Bloomfield

Essex County Criminal Defense Attorneys

200 Years Combined Experience
Former Essex County & Municipal Prosecutors
10 Attorneys Practicing Only Criminal Defense & DWI
Offices Located Conveniently in Newark & Bloomfield

Essex County
Criminal Defense Attorneys



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Millburn NJ Shoplifting Lawyers

Some of the toughest municipal courts to face a shoplifting offense are in Essex County NJ. The busiest of these is the Millburn Municipal Court which handles all those arrested at the Short Hills Mall. The Livingston Municipal Court also hears an extremely high number of shoplifting charges since that is the location of the Livingston Mall. What you should know is that if you have been arrested in either of these towns, the municipal [...]

Interference With Custody Charges

Even with the best intentions, actions that interfere with the custody of a child can result in indictable charges. At times, strained relationships between parents carry over into the care for the child. When this occurs, the hazy line of what constitutes illegal conduct tends to be crossed, both intentionally or unintentionally. If an individual detains, conceals or in some way interferes with a parent’s custody of their child, then they may be arrested/charged with [...]

Understanding The Defense of Entrapment

Although Hollywood and screenwriters have led many individuals to believe that police officers engage in entrapment techniques on a regular basis, the defense of entrapment is actually a fairly difficult standard to fulfill. Entrapment is a legal defense that has been built into New Jersey’s criminal code under NJSA 2C:2-12. According to the statute, entrapment requires much more than gentle persuasions from law enforcement to commit a criminal offense. New Jersey’s standard for entrapment places [...]

Avoiding Jail & Other Penalties For a Third Offense DWI

Whether an arrest for a third or subsequent DWI offense arises in Bloomfield, Newark, or any other town in Essex County, the penalties that an individual faces if convicted are the same. There is a whopping ten (10) year license suspension and, worse yet, a mandatory jail term of 180 days. And none of this can be avoided through plea bargaining since this practice is absolutely banned in New Jersey DWI cases. This begs the [...]

Newark Police Officers Accused Of Planting Evidence

A man in Newark was arrested for assaulting a police officer and possession of heroin. His attorney Brooke Barnett accused the officers of planting heroin on the man to justify assaulting him. The accused is named Darnell Reed, 30. The incident took place on April 1st, 2013. At the trial, disputing the police officer’s claims, Barnett said that their story made no sense and that they had abused their power. He further said that they [...]

Maplewood Teacher Arrested For Sexual Assault

Nicole Dufault, 34, a language arts teacher was arrested for the possible sexual assault of multiple students. The following day, Dufault was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and three counts of aggravated sexual assault. It has been reported that Dufault is accused of having oral sex and intercourse with the students both on, and off school property, sometimes in her car. According to the authorities, the victims were 15 year old male [...]

Avoiding A Conviction When You Are A First Time Offender

In NJ, there are three (3) diversion programs that allow an individual to avoid prosecution for a disorderly persons offense, as well as certain indictable crimes (i.e. Superior Court Charges).  Eligibility for these programs is limited to first time offenders. The first program is conditional discharge. Conditional discharge applies in cases involving simple possession of marijuana (i.e. less than 50 grams) or hashish, and drug paraphernalia cases. Eligibility for the conditional discharge program is limited [...]

Bloomfield DWI Charges

Few people realize just how busy Bloomfield Municipal Court is when it comes to handling DWI charges. If you have landed on this page, you are probably learning this fact the wrong way, namely because you are facing a charge for driving while intoxicated in Bloomfield NJ. And you certainly are not alone if you find yourself in this predicament as over 250 motorist are arrested each year on allegations that there were operating their [...]

Driving Without a License in New Jersey

Driving without a license in New Jersey can include fines up to $500 and imprisonment for up to sixty days.  Juveniles or other people who have never been licensed to drive can expect a minimum fine of $200 and a six month hold on receiving a New Jersey driver’s license once they are eligible.  With penalties like that, why chance a conviction? Beating Your Charges If you think your chances of getting pulled over are [...]