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Law Office of Joel Bacher

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Newark, NJ

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973-814-4203

New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.
Put My 38 Years of Litigation Experience to Work for You.
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I offer all of my clients my very best efforts and a vigorous defense. I have over 38 years of litigation experience in the State and Federal Courts in both New Jersey and New York. As a sole practitioner, all my clients deal only with me as their defense attorney, no one is given a less experienced or junior attorney. I team with experienced investigators and other experts …

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Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C.

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Newark, NJ

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

908-300-3167

Former New Jersey Prosecutors Defending Your Rights. Call Today!

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Law Office of Eric M. Mark

Criminal Defense Attorney | Newark, NJ

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973-826-2335

When Your Future is on the Line, You Will Not Find a More Tenacious and Trustworthy Attorney Than Eric M. Mark. We Handle all Criminal, DWI & Traffic Matters

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Law Offices of Prosper A. Bellizia

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Newark, NJ

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866-742-8934

Call 24/7 Free Consultations, All Local Courts.
I Focus Only On Traffic Violations, DUI and Criminal Law Matters.
Call Now! In Every Case Time Is Of The Essence.

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Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a Newark criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.