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Monmouth County Criminal Lawyers

The Monmouth County criminal defense lawyers of Schwartz & Posnock have successfully defended State Criminal and Municipal Court Disorderly Persons Offenses for over 31 years. In fact, we have defended virtually every crime and disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, including homicide, (murder, attempted murder, aggravated manslaughter and manslaughter), aggravated assault, simple assault, drug possession, marijuana possession, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and the actual sale or distribution of controlled dangerous substances, prescription drug offenses, aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, burglary, official misconduct, mail fraud, wire fraud, theft, conspiracy, bid-rigging, public corruption cases, traffic matters such as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol (DUI), speeding, reckless driving, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident; and disorderly persons offenses including shoplifting, disorderly conduct, harassment, obstruction, and domestic violence, as well as the defense of Municipal Ordinances. We frequently represent individuals charged with lewdness at Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook, as well as in underage drinking and drug offenses arising from arrests at the PNC Bank Arts Center. If you reside in another State, we can frequently resolve your matter without the need for a court appearance by you. We have represented those already convicted of crimes, and those charged with parole and probation violations. We have frequently appealed criminal cases to the Superior Court Appellate Division and have filed petitions for post-conviction relief. We practice in the Superior Courts and in the Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey from Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Union County, Atlantic County, Sussex County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County, and Somerset County, as well as in the Federal Court system.

Our Monmouth County Criminal Courts Strategy

As experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyers, our first goal is to prevent your arrest and the filing of criminal charges against you. Most often, however, you have already been charged with a crime or disorderly persons offense before you seek a criminal lawyer. In those cases, we will guide you to eliminate the chance that your own conduct and statements will help the state prosecute you. Rarely does speaking with a police officer, detective, or other law enforcement official or prosecutor help your case. Schwartz & Posnock’s criminal lawyers will protect your rights and represent you aggressively and effectively.

Bail Motions

We will make all appropriate bail motions in order to secure your freedom. If necessary, in high bail cases, we will walk you through the process for posting a property bond.

Investigation

We will effectively investigate your case, working with experienced criminal investigators. We will start our criminal defense investigation as soon as possible, contacting witnesses and obtaining documents essential to your criminal defense. In a criminal case, timing can be everything.

Discovery and Motion Practice

We will obtain discovery, the documents and materials in the State’s possession – which may lead to your exoneration. For more on this subject, see our blog posts about discovery and obtaining evidence of your innocence, known as Brady material.

Motion practice in the defense of a New Jersey criminal case is essential. Our experienced criminal lawyers believe that criminal motion practice shapes a criminal case to enhance the prospects of a positive result. Motions include a motion to dismiss the indictment, motion to suppress physical evidence, motion to suppress statements, motion to suppress identification, motion to compel discovery, motion to compel the identity of informants, motion for a bill of particulars, and motions to sever charges and/or co-defendants from your case.

Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses play a critical role in both the prosecution and defense of criminal cases. Many cases involve forensic evidence (sometimes known as CSI) such as DNA, blood samples, fingerprints, phone records, internet evidence, and evidence collected from social media. The defense of a case involving forensic evidence requires the defense to present its own expert witnesses to refute the State’s proofs. Our experts include criminologists, computer and internet experts, false confession experts, experts in ballistics, medical pathologists, polygraph experts, and psychologists and psychiatrists. In many cases, our experts have made the difference between a conviction for a crime or disorderly persons offense and charges being dismissed.

Trial

With the experienced criminal defense law firm of Schwartz & Posnock, you will receive all of the benefits of early investigation, motions previously filed, full and complete discovery, expert testimony, and 31 years of criminal defense trial experience. You can rely on our firm to provide a vigorous and aggressive defense and the best possible result.

Expungements and Pardons

In the event that charges against you have been dismissed, you have been found not guilty, or you have been granted pretrial intervention or a conditional discharge, or if sufficient time has passed between the time of your Municipal Ordinance, Disorderly Persons, or Criminal conviction, you may be entitled to expunge your adult or juvenile court record, or you may be a candidate for a pardon. Our criminal defense attorneys have great success in reducing or eliminating the impact of our client’s criminal records.

Having an experienced, aggressive criminal lawyer is critical to the success of defending a criminal case in New Jersey, where your liberty, job, and reputation are at stake. We have offices in Monmouth County (Eatontown), Essex County (Livingston), Union County (Linden), and Middlesex County (East Brunswick).

More details on our Monmouth County criminal law practice


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