Bergen County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Charges Attorney in Bergen County NJBeing charged with a crime in Bergen County can throw your life into a tail spin. What are the charges and what penalties am I facing? What defenses can I use to get my charges dismissed? How do I avoid the consequences of a criminal conviction? How do I find the best criminal defense lawyer to handle my case? Do I even need an attorney? The questions abound and the answers can seem somewhat out of reach. If you have been arrested in Bergen County, New Jersey, your first and most vital step should be to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. It is also highly advisable to enlist an attorney who is located in Bergen County and appears in the Bergen County Superior Court on a regular basis.

At The Tormey Law Firm in Hackensack, NJ, our office is just steps from the Bergen County Court House where we fight virtually every week for clients facing criminal charges such as aggravated assault, terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, drug distribution, resisting arrest, and burglary. With a practice dedicated entirely to criminal defense law in New Jersey, our team has developed a slew of highly effective defense strategies and a reputation for going above and beyond for our clients. Depending on your specific charges and the circumstances of your case, we will zealously pursue the best possible outcome, whether that means negotiating a plea with lesser penalties, facilitating your enrollment in Pre-trial Intervention or another diversionary program, or implementing an advanced, well-constructed trial strategy to achieve an outright dismissal. When you are overwhelmed by the prospect of a criminal record, thousands in fines, and potential incarceration, our criminal defense attorneys are the ones you want on your side in the battle for your life. Contact us at (201)-556-1570 for a free consultation about your charges and find out how our experienced Bergen County criminal defense lawyers can fight for you.

Charged with a Crime in Bergen County, NJ

If you are facing charges for an indictable offense, meaning a first degree, second degree, third degree, or fourth degree crime in Bergen County, your case will be prosecuted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in the Bergen County Superior Court. The Bergen County Superior Court Criminal Division has six trial court judges, including: Judge Lilana DeAvila-Silebi (Presiding Judge), Judge Eugene H. Austin, Judge James J. Guida, Judge Edward A. Jerejian, Judge Patrick J. Roma, and Judge Donald R. Venezia. You can read more about the Bergen County Superior Court here.

The Bergen County Superior Court is located in the Bergen County Justice Center at 10 Main Street in Hackensack, NJ. It is open for court business Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the Criminal Division main office can be contacted directly at 201-527-2400. Below is an interactive map that provides you with directions to the court where you will need to appear.


The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is also located in the Bergen County Justice Center at 10 Main Street in Hackensack. The office’s main telephone number is 201-646-2300. The Bergen County Prosecutor is John Molinelli, and he is the chief law enforcement officer for the county. For more information about the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, please visit their website.

Criminal Lawyers in Bergen County

If you’re facing an indictment in connection with felony charges in Bergen County, the outcome of your case may hinge on the knowledge and experience of your lawyer. There are a host of steps in the criminal process in New Jersey, from detention hearings to arraignmentsPre-Indictment Conferences, presentation to the grand jury, plea negotiations, the actual indictment, and possibly trial. What you need at this critical moment in time is an attorney who has a complete grasp on New Jersey criminal law and a commitment to doing all they can to protect your innocence. Our criminal defense team at The Tormey Law Firm includes a former Judicial Law Clerk who served in the Bergen County Criminal Division, as well as a former County Prosecutor, former Deputy Attorney General, and our founder Travis J. Tormey has been named one of the Top 10 Criminal Lawyers in New Jersey by the American Jurist Institute. In other words, we have what it takes to beat your case and we fight to win. Contact our Hackensack office today at (201)-556-1570 to speak with a lawyer or set up an appointment at our local office in Bergen County.

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With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation. With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

Learn More About How to Fight Your Charges

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.

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Areas we serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.

  • Hackensack Office

    254 State Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

    (201) 556-1570

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  • Morristown Office

    55 Madison Avenue Suite 400, Morristown, NJ 07960

    (908) 336-5008

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