Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Clients in New Jersey

Notable Victories

  • Reinstatement of New Jersey Teacher Accused of Physical Abuse of Students

    Secured reinstatement, after a trial, of a tenured New Jersey physical education teacher accused of multiple acts of abuse of middle school students. Succeeded in challenging the credibility of numerous school administrators and teachers.

  • Probationary Sentence Secured for College Graduate Accused of Distribution of Synthetic Drugs

    Persuaded prosecutor to extend probationary offer to recent college graduate accused of purchasing and possessing with the intent to distribute large quantities of a synthetic psychedelic drug. Client utilized the “darknet” and bitcoins to anonymously purchase the drugs over the internet. Successfully negotiated sentence based upon the client’s age and lack of criminal history as well as the unsettled nature of the law underlying the criminalization of the synthetic drug at issue.

  • Dismissal of Restraining Order, Burglary and Criminal Mischief Charges

    Successfully negotiated a dismissal of a restraining order with the consent of the alleged victim while negotiating a “civil restraints” order which obligated the client and the alleged victim to have no contact with one another. Also secured a downgrade of the underlying felony charges of burglary and criminal mischief and thereafter persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss all charges against the client, a young father with no prior criminal history.

  • Dismissal of Felony Charge Preserves High School Athlete’s Division One Athletic Career

    Secured a reduction of a felony charge and thereafter secured a dismissal after appearing before the local Juvenile Conference Committee. Client, anationally recognized high school athlete with a promising college athletic career, was able to secure a Division One athletic scholarship to a nationally recognized athletic program.

  • Complete Acquittal for Physician Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    Not guilty verdict in Bergen County Superior Court jury trial obtained on behalf of a physician charged with sexual assault of a minor. Successfully challenged the credibility of the alleged victim and used video of client's statement to police to demonstrate lack of any criminal intent on his part.

  • Complete Acquittal at Jury Trial of Client Accused of Possession of over 1,000 Kilograms of Cocaine and Marijuana

    One of the largest drug seizures by the New Jersey State Police. Successfully challenged testimony of New Jersey State Troopers attempting to convict client of charges that would result in 10 to 20 years in jail.

  • Complete Acquittal for Bar Patron Accused of Aggravated Assault

    Acquittal in Passaic County Superior Court jury trial obtained on behalf of a patron of a bar charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Successfully challenged identification of bar bouncer and the findings of the treating neurosurgeon.

  • Complete Acquittal for Client Charged as a Third Time DWI Offender

    Complete acquittal in Municipal Court bench trial obtained on behalf of a client charged with his third DWI. Successfully challenged the field sobriety tests and the Alcotest results by utilizing expert testimony and by challenging flawed police procedure. Client avoided the mandatory 180 day jail sentence and the mandatory 10 year loss of license required under New Jersey law.

  • Termination of Federal Criminal Investigation

    Successful in convincing United States Attorney's Office to decline criminal prosecution of the president of a construction company under investigation for alleged abuse of United States Government contracting set-aside program for disabled veterans.

  • Reduced Sentence Granted Due to Effect on Family Members

    Substantial reduction in sentence granted to client in United States District Court extortion case based on showing of potential damage to his young daughter's emotional health due to prolonged separation from her father. Presented testimony from treating counselor to persuade Court to grant downward variance.

  • Overturning of DWI Conviction and Dismissal of All Charges

    Successful appeal in Superior Court Criminal Division of prior counsel's denial of motion to suppress police stop in a DWI case. Argued successfully that police video recording proved no basis to stop client's vehicle despite police officer's testimony of a motor vehicle violation. All charges including DWI charge dismissed.

  • Vindication of High-Level School Official

    Multi-year representation of school official accused of sexual assault on three males. Engaged in extensive pre-trial hearings and motion, undertook six-week trial resulting in not guilty verdict on 23 of 27 counts, following by overturning of guilty verdicts on appeal and ultimate dismissal of all charges without conviction after period of supervision. Fought for client for entire 10-year length of case.

  • Termination of Federal Criminal Investigation

    Successful in convincing United States Attorneys’ Office to decline criminal prosecution of an elected government official under investigation for attempted extortion and bribery related to a cooperating witness’s attempt to secure governmental approval of a real estate transaction.

  • Dismissal of DWI Charge Based on Proof of Police Misconduct

    Successful appeal at the Superior Court Law Division on constitutional law grounds of denial of motion to suppress all evidence in DWI case where police entered client's home to secure him and subject him to field tests without a search warrant or exigent circumstances. All charges including DWI charge dismissed.

  • Acquittal for Executive Falsely Accused of Shoplifting

    Not guilty verdict after trial on a Paramus Municipal Court shoplifting case at an upscale grocery store against executive of major corporation. Persuaded Court that failure to charge for item was fault of inattentive store employee.

  • Dismissal of Robbery Charge Against College Student

    Dismissal of second-degree robbery charge against college football player. Effective presentation of evidence about client's good background and that he had attempted to withdraw from plans of others to conduct a robbery. Client now back in college.

  • Dismissal of DWI Charge Based on Lack of Proof of "Operation of Vehicle"

    Dismissal of DWI charge against executive returning home from a reunion. Police found client asleep in car with engine running in private parking lot. Court granted defense motion that prosecutor failed to prove "operation" of vehicle. DWI charge dismissed.

  • Probation Granted for Physician with Exemplary Work History

    Achievement of probation for New Jersey physician in United States District Court who had been convicted of numerous sales of prescription pain killers to alleged addicts and undercover DEA police officers. Obtained major variance to probationary term from United States Sentencing Guidelines calling for lengthy incarceration. Presented evidence of client's prior 50-year medical practice without any infractions, along with evidence of organic brain disease originating during the period of improper sales.

  • Not Guilty Verdict for Police Officer Accused of Assault and Criminal Mischief

    Not guilty verdict in Municipal Court trial obtained on behalf of a police officer accused of assaulting a motorist during a motor vehicle stop and causing damage to the motorist’s vehicle. Successfully challenged the credibility of the motorist and utilized repair records of the vehicle and electronic radio transmissions to demonstrate lack of damage to the vehicle and the lack of any criminal intent on client’s part.

  • Secured Diversionary Treatment (Pre-Trial Intervention) for Professional Accused of Sexual Assault of a Minor

    Successful in persuading Prosecutor to consent to admission of client, a business executive, to a pre-trial diversionary program (PTI). Client was accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Utilized a series of adverse employment decisions related to the alleged victim’s mother, mother’s inconsistencies in a taped interview as well as polygraph results of client to persuade the Prosecutor to consent to client’s admission to Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI).

  • Charges Dropped for Battered Woman Accused of Numerous Counts of Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

    Secured dismissal for client accused of multiple acts of aggravated assault, assault and terroristic threats upon her ex-husband. Was able to compile information both in the form of documentary and testimonial evidence which established client as a battered woman.

  • Dismissal of Charges for Babysitter Accused of Sexual Assault of Two Children

    Client accused of sexually assaulting two children. Compiled exculpatory information through the use of a private investigator which showed inconsistencies in both the victims’ account of the alleged incidents as well as the victims’ mother’s account of the alleged incidents. This exculpatory information led to a no bill by the Grand Jury.

  • Dismissal of Domestic Violence Restraining Order Based Upon Failure to Establish Factors Required for the Issuance of a Final Re

    Secured dismissal of a restraining order filed by the ex-wife of client, a career military officer based overseas. Was able to establish through the cross-examination of the complainant and through the testimony of the client, that the complainant was not in fear of the client and that there was no immediate danger to person or property.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Verdict in Gay Bashing/Negligent Security Case

    Secured a $3,000,000.00 jury award after a five week trial. Client was a gay man who, along with his partner, was verbally and physically abused by a group of employees at a fast food restaurant. Successfully argued, through the use of expert testimony, that the restaurant had negligently trained its employees and was negligent in the security plan it had in place.

    We have also secured several million dollar settlements for clients who were injured in major motor vehicle accidents.