If you have been arrested or accused of a crime in New Jersey, you are probably, confused, frightened and concerned about your future and that of your family. You may lose your job, your house, car, family contacts and have a criminal record for life.
First, anyone who is arrested should REMAIN SILENT!
Remember, anything you say or do will be used against you in a court of law. The best words you should say is “I want to speak with an attorney”. Be polite and cooperative. You should be aware that police officers are highly skilled and trained to investigate crimes and gather evidence to build a case against you. In their search for evidence, rules are often bent and statements are taken out of context in the pursuit of an arrest and conviction. The questioning is never “off the record” even if the police say it is.
The fact is that most people provide the evidence needed to convict themselves to the police through confessions, statements, or other evidence.
We handle all New Jersey Criminal Cases including the following:
Drug trafficking, Drug sales, illegal dispensing, intent to distribute, intent to distribute in a school zone or within 500 feet of public housing.
Actual Distribution of CDS Driving with drugs in the car Juvenile drug crime offenses, or employing a Juvenile in the commission if a crime School zone infractions – 1,000 Foot rule Maintaining a production facility, drug manufacture, drug cultivation Illegal drugs and controlled substances including marijuana, hash, cocaine, crack, heroin, oxycontin, methadone, opiates, unauthorized prescription drugs, steroids, and other controlled substances. Assault and aggravated assault Manslaughter, homicide Assault with a deadly weapon, gun charges Armed robbery Domestic violence Sex crimes, Megans Law Violations, Rape, Statutory Rape Gang-related violent crime Vehicular assault, DWI and DUI, car, boat or truck
How soon should I hire an Attorney?
You should begin to search for an attorney as soon as possible. This will ensure that the attorney that you have hired has a chance to become familiar with your case and make any necessary motions to defend you in your case. Additionally, the sooner an attorney is hired, the sooner he can see to preserve evidence for you Also, if you are being arrested or otherwise detained, an attorney, your attorney can request a decrease in any bail or bond amount or may ask to have you released on your own recognizance. If you are under investigation for a crime or you are already a defendant in a criminal case, hiring an attorney quickly or even before a warrant is issued will help the attorney protect and preserve your legal rights.